Sign our petition urging the government to push forward with legislation to make microchipping compulsory for all dogs.
We were all utterly horrified on Friday 12th October after one of our Animal Welfare Officers brought in an elderly German Shepherd to our rescue centre in North West London.
The dog, Prince, had been dumped on a filthy mattress in a nearby park amongst a collection of rubbish. Our Officer reported that poor Prince appeared dead, was far too weak to move or lift his head, was soaked to the bone, covered in faeces and that his coat was matted from head to toe. Our veterinary team immediately got him onto a drip and medication, working through the night to try and save him.
Sadly, we discovered a severe range of medical conditions which had devastated Prince’s body to the point of no return, leaving this poor boy in severe pain and distress. With loving care and pain relieving medication our vets were able to send him off in peace, knowing he was settled, reassured and finally safe.
If Prince had been microchipped we would have a much better chance of finding out who was responsible for such severe neglect.
If you have any information about the identity of Prince’s owner you can call us on 020 8969 0178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please sign this petition to urge the government to prioritise and move forward with legislation for compulsory microchipping for all dogs. We will submit the petition to the Home Secretary, Theresa May, at the beginning of January after the House returns from recess, urging her to undertake this essential action for animal welfare in 2013.
Please also consider a donation to help our fight against animal cruelty and neglect.
It’s as easy as picking up your mobile phone and texting PRIN23 £5 to 70070.
Alternatively you can give a one-off donation by completing the form below or click here to make a small, monthly gift.