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

Make it law to scan and check microchips to reunite stolen dogs, cats and horses:- Link to sign:

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 and I founded the Vets Get Scanning appeal to help all microchipped missing dogs and cats get home.

Widget and Gizmo were reunited with us not because of their microchips but because of the media interest in my famous father.

We fight on because once you have experienced this crime the pain and devastation is felt for every family still left searching for their precious pets and this is such a simple solution!

Please can you help us with the new Government petition

(Check your spam folder for the confirmation email from the petition office to make sure your signature is counted.)

Many missing microchipped pets are never reunited as it’s optional to scan & check microchip registration. It’s time veterinary professionals, authorities and rescues checked pet & keeper match on the original database at a pets 1st consultation or yearly checkup. It’s their only chance to get home

Vets can play a valuable role in reuniting missing microchipped pets. We have microchipped our pets with the expectation to be reunited if the worst happens and they are lost or stolen. If just one organisation is not committed to scan and check microchip registration the whole system fails and is not fit for purpose. Legislation is needed to replace half hearted ‘strengthened, best practice recommendations’

Why #FernsLaw ?

Stolen Fern was reunited after 6 years, found abandoned on the roadside after being used for breeding. As she was picked up as a stray and alone her microchip registration was checked and she is now recovered at home with her loving family.

Fern’s vet check revealed that a medical procedure had been performed during her dognapping experience, if her microchip had been checked at her first veterinary consultation she would have been reunited sooner.

We believe all microchipped missing pets should have a chance of being returned to their families.

ScanMe #CheckThatChip #VetsGetScanning