This is the story of George a 2 year old Sharpei…Had he been SCANNED by the Vet…George would still be Alive today.
PLEASE, IF NOTHING ELSE, DO THIS FOR GEORGE.
Due to a partnership break up George stayed with the young man, even though he was still chipped to the young lady. The man was offered a job in America and instead of giving George back to his ex girlfriend, he put him on Gumtree for FREE TO A GOOD HOME.
A lady in Essex (who we since found out, gets Dogs for Free and then sells them on ) drove down to Wales and took George…Once the girlfriend found out, she put a Stolen marker on George’s microchip registration on the database. A post went out on Facebook for stolen George and the lady contacted the owner and said George had bitten her when she was trying to buy him a new collar so she had had him PTS…
Valery Davey personally visited Pets at Home and spoke to them, they advised her that it was not a bite, just a nip from a frightened dog who had just spent over 4 hours in a car from Wales to Essex with a stranger he did not know, so he was scared.
The owner then found out the Vets George was taken to and Valerie on behalf of the owner went to identify his body…NOW…Had the Vet SCANNED GEORGE the chip would have shown STOLEN…Hence the reason we NEED this Petition to reach 100000 signatures..here is the link..PLEASE SIGN and SHARE the PETITION..Thank you…. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300010
UPDATE PETITION TO BE DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT ON 28th JUNE 2021.
MPs will debate Fern’s Law petition in Parliament on Monday, 28th June 2021. (Template letter for your MP)
Please ask your MP to attend
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If you have a missing dog or cat please send your MP their details and you’ll know what to say!
Subject: Fern’s Law debate
Dear ____ MP,
#FernsLaw debate in Parliament on 28th June 2021.
I’m contacting you to ask you to attend Fern’s Law debate in Parliament, after the petition reached the 100,000 signatures target, asking the Government to ‘Make it compulsory to scan and check microchip registration at pets first veterinary treatment to reunite sold on stolen dogs and cats: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300010
This is something that has been assumed as already happening as there is a legal requirement to microchip our dogs. The public at large have been sold the microchip system to protect their pets should they be lost or stolen, with a logical expectation. Best practice to check microchips is only a recommendation and falls short of any directive or Standard Operations Procedure.
George Eustice, Secretary of State, Defra quote: “Every responsible dog owner wants to know their pet is safe. Microchipping will not only reunite people with their lost or stolen pets, but also help to tackle the growing problem of strays roaming the streets and relieve the burden placed on animal charities and local authorities….We are a nation of dog lovers and microchipping is crucial for both good dog welfare and to provide dog owners with peace of mind.”
This is far from the truth!
Defra have not yet published the results of their Cat and Dog scanning and microchipping Consultation, which included Fern’s Law questions and closed on 17 February 2021.
Royal College Of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) upgraded their Code Of Practice to include checking microchips on healthy dogs before euthanasia, in May 2021.
Focus On Animal Law (FOAL) response: It seems a very uncomfortable position to us that identification of a registered owner only becomes relevant either a) when elective euthanasia is requested of a healthy dog, or b) as also suggested, on discovery of a deceased dog. Microchipping can do so much more!”.
The thought of my dog or cat being taken into a veterinary clinic with another family and there being no microchip check on the original microchip database fills me with fear. How families with missing microchipped pets are coping knowing this information I dread to think, having all hope taken away from them, of ever being reunited with their precious pet.
Pet theft is now being taken seriously by the Government who have instigated a Pet Theft Taskforce, working on ways to stop this devastating crime. I hope the way microchipping is being misused will also be addressed. If there is a legal obligation to microchip our dogs, (cats to be included soon), there should be a reciprocal legal requirement to check microchips.
Dog’s are stolen for monetary gain, used for breeding, returned for a reward or ransom, many are sold on to unsuspecting families, these are the dogs that could get back home if microchipping was being used the way it was intended too.
I look forward to your reply with hope that you will be able to attend the debate, supporting me and the Fern’s Law campaign to help reunite stolen, microchipped dogs and cats with their rightful families, by making it a legal obligation to check microchip registration at pets first veterinary treatment.
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