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NEW GOVERNMENT PETITION: Make it law to scan and check microchips to reunite stolen dogs and cats #FernsLaw

NEW FERN’S LAW PETITION:-Make it law to scan and check microchips to reunite stolen dogs, cats and horses:- Link to sign: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300010 In May it will be 14 years since Widget and Gizmo were stolen, 14 years since I found out that vets don’t check microchips at first consultation and 14 years since my father… Read More

Corringham family cat found 30 miles away after six month wander #VetsGetScanning #FernsLaw

A BELOVED family cat turned up at a vets 30 miles away from home after being missing for six months. Diane Barkins, of Corringham, was reunited with her two-year-old Tabby cat Lily this month after assuming the worst last year. The Barkins family knew Lily was an adventurous cat as she would regularly wander away… Read More

WOULD THESE TWO DOGS HAVE BEEN REUNITED IF THEY HAD BEEN TAKEN TO THE VETS WITH A NEW OWNER PRESENT? #FernsLaw

SCANNING BEFORE MICROCHIPPING IS COMPULSORY SCANNING STRAY DOGS FOR A MICROCHIP IS COMPULSORY SCANNING AND CHECKING MICROCHIP REGISTRATION ON FIRST CONSULTATION IS NOT COMPULSORY, It’s only recommended as Best Practice  Thank you for sharing these stories. I just wondered if these dogs had been bought into you as new patients would you have checked… Read More

Tinkerbell the cat reunited after 10 years because she was dumped #VetsGetScanning #FernsLaw

UPDATE : Tinkerbell went missing when she was quite young, someone had taken her in and never got her scanned for a microchip. That person then abandoned her when they moved out, we then picked her up, scanned her for a chip and reunited her with her original owner. ❤️Happy Valentines reunion ❤️Tinkerbell went missing… Read More

Pets Are Just ‘Property,’ So Owners Can’t Do Much When Vets Harm Them

Doctors who harm their patients face costly lawsuits and other serious consequences. There is much less accountability for veterinarians, as devastated pet owners in Oregon learned. BEAVERTON, Ore. — After his dog Bleu sustained a leg injury over the summer, Andres Figueroa brought the 7-month-old dachshund in for a checkup at a sleek suburban clinic… Read More

Dog owner in court for failing to microchip pet.

FAILING to get his dog microchipped has left a County Durham man with a criminal conviction and financially worse off. Connor McKittrick, 38, from Surtees Road, Peterlee, will have to pay £170 following the prosecution brought by Durham County Council. McKittrick pleaded guilty to a charge under the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015 before Peterlee magistrates. The court heard… Read More

Why are microchips leaving some owners heartbroken? Dog and cat owners are leaving their personal stories on Rip Off Britain Facebook Page #RipOffBritain

Rip Off Britain on BBC1, Monday 20th January 2020 at 9.15 am. The team investigate pet microchipping. It is supposed to help reunite you with your lost pet, so why is it leaving some dog owners heartbroken? Don’t miss it! I did some filming for this a couple of months ago, fingers crossed they are… Read More

Why do we need Pet Microchip Reform?: #FernsLaw

After your dog, cat or horse disappears by accident or theft the most devastating news you will be told is that ‘It’s not compulsory to scan and check microchip registration on new pets at veterinary practices first consultation or at yearly health checks and rescues don’t automatically cross check hand-in or seized pets!” Basically that… Read More