If my puppy TERRY is sold on to a new family and the veterinary profession are not checking microchips, how will I get him back home? #FernsLaw #MakeChipsCount

‘I have lost my border terrier puppy TERRY, he’s either gone missing but I am sure he has been stolen. I’ve been speaking to a few people about possible leads and help to get him back but I spoke to three separate vets today and I asked if my puppy Terry is sold to another family and in 7 months time he goes to a new vets for the first time would they check his microchip registration at first veterinary treatment and they all told me they wouldn’t scan and check his microchip! So he could get sold to someone and we could never see him again – it’s just absolutely heart breaking and it makes me sick that the vets can’t spare any time to do this. I can check a microchip number on my phone in a minute and it tells me if the pet is missing!! It’s brutally painful to think that the one thing that could bring him back for certain won’t be used! I know #FernsLaw is campaigning to get this sorted, I really hope this gets changed’

TERRY is a Male Border Terrier Brown With Black Ears (Age: Puppy), microchipped.

Missing from Matara Wedding Venue, Kings Cote, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8, GL8 area, South West on Sunday, 26th September 2021

CONTACT: 07456536805 or 07515 198753

DogLost link: https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=170067

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/268614621658682/?ref=share

Update on the Fern’s Law campaign: We have been included in the Pet Theft Taskforce’s report and we wait for Defra to decide if it will be made compulsory to check microchip registration at pets first veterinary treatment to reunite sold on pets:

The Taskforce go on to say:

“A further proposed intervention was the compulsory scanning of microchips by vets at first consultation to enable the identification of stolen dogs or cats so that they can be reunited with their rightful owner. Questions on compulsory microchip scanning of dogs and cats formed part of a public consultation on cat microchipping that Defra carried out earlier this year. Defra is considering the responses and will put forward proposals this autumn.”

Full report: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pet-theft-taskforce-report/pet-theft-taskforce-report

#ScanMe #FernsLaw #MakeChipsCount #PetTheftReform #PetAbduction