Lost: Jack Russell Terrier Unknown In South West (SN26)

  • Dog ID 5409
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 01 Jan 2004
  • Name SUPPORT THE LAUNCH OF DOLLYS DIRECTIVE
  • Gender & Breed Unknown Jack Russell Terrier
  • Age Young Adult
  • Colour
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 12 May 2006
  • Lost In Region South West
  • Lost In Post Area SN26
  • Date Reunited
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  • Listed By Jayne - Administrator, Head Office
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DogLostTeddys Mum - Area Volunteer, West London
You are a credit for all your hard work and persistance. I do so hope that one day you will be re-united with Dolly. Such a heart renching experience. Thank you for your message on Teddy's page. Chin up. ...judy xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
You can now sign Dolly's Directive e petition here. http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/dollysdirective/Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Dolly is featured in this weeks Countrymans weekly.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Happy New Year everyone, Dolly's Directive campaign continues.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Janeydog, I too know that microchips are not failsafe and my vet said a horse he knew that they thought the 'chip' had failed on so they ed another chip only to find quite by accident as he swept the scanner away from the horse that the original chip had migrated to the point of the shoulder in the horse !! Also if the chip migrates to the intestine then it will be expelled from the body, nothing is perfect, the tattoo at least is visible so I feel there is actually more hope of it being seen. This is what Dolly's Directive is all about, if all organisations that come in to contact with a dog check for permanent id whether that be tattoo or microchip then we will ensure that the maximum amount of dogs come home. This doesn't mean just vets this means everyone, charities, rehoming centres, dog wardens, police even groomers, there are so many dogs on Doglost that are the sort who would visit groomers. Most groomers own dogs that are permanently id'd and would be bereft if their dog went missing so I can't see how they would object to helping other people get their dogs home.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Janeydogww
All my dogs are micrchipped - as are my horses - and I thought I had some peace of mind but this has really set me thinking. Apart from petitioning your MP, I think Doglost helpers are in a good position to ensure, as Polly did, that vets scan dogs which are new to them. My only concern is that if people who had come by dogs dishonestly were aware of this, then those dogs might miss out on veterinary treatment when they were sick or injured. It's a difficult one. On a couple of occasions recently when I have found stray dogs, the first thing I did was to ask my vet and/or local animal sanctuary to scan them for microchips. Interestingly enough my local animal sanctuary admitted that it was ages since they had last used the microchip scanner and they were not sure if it worked (!!!!). Fortunately the vet was rather more efficient. However I understand from a vet that microchips are not 100% reliable. Apparently they can fail at any time after ion, and can "migrate" into another part of the body so if you have a really big dog, or indeed a horse, that is microchipped it may have moved and not show up. This actually happened to me when I was selling a horse recently which I knew had been microchippedy, yet the scanner did not pick it up on a vetting for purchase. All very worrying. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Many thanks to Dezynadog for inviting Doglost and Dolly's Directive along to their Grooming for a living seminar yesterday. Thankyou to all the groomers out there who took an interest in what we are trying to achieve and for realising they have a very big part to play in reuniting dogs.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
We still need you all to write to your MP's outlining why you think that Dolly's Directive is important and why it should be implemented. Get your MP working for you and every missing dog out there. If it becomes a requirement for all organisations to check all dogs for permanent id (tattoo or microchip) then just think how many missing/stolen dogs will come home. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Attended Discover Dogs this weekend, many thanks to Yarah of Petloc for allowing me to share part of her stand. Collected signatures and gave out flyers and generally made people aware of what we are trying to achieve, Jayne was there on Saturday and we met some helpers from Doglost over the whole weekend so it was really nice to meet you all.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thank you all for the signatures you have been sending. Just a quick reminder of some of the organisations that are supporting us on this.... DOGLOST obviously, Duncan Green - Director General of Battersea Dogs Home and Chairman of the Association of Cats and Dogs homes, Petsearch UK, The National Dog Tattoo Register, Lurchersearch, Lurcherlink, Greyhound Gap, Animal Ark, quite a few breed rescues and of course all you dog lovers out there. The Trisha show we took part in is being repeated tomorrow (Fri. 20th) so if you would like to see it make a note in your diary. Thanks again for all your support.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
ITV West have just been out filming us for Doglost and Dolly's Directive, will be screened at 12.10 and this evening as well. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Sarah
Hi Candy, thanks for posting on jakes site - it was soooo good to meet you at last. All the hard work you put in is amazing and the strength you have matches! Can't wait to see you and the next show you do! and keep up the good work - forgot to say on saturday I am going to take a copy of the petition and see if I can put it in the local pet shop and Murphy & Jakes vets. Take Care and see you soon. Sarah (Jakes mum) xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks go to Hula Animal Rescue. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Attended Wag and Bone show at Windsor Great Park yesterday with Jayne, Dee, Calamity and her husband, Sarah (Jakes mum) and Gayle from Doglost, we had a really good day, got loads of signatures for Dolly's Directive and made even more people aware of Doglost and what it does. We had other stands donating stuff for our next Tombola, namely a box full of doggy shampoo and some boxed dog toys from the rspca no less. Thanks to all the helpers who introduced themselves to us and we are really sorry if we were too busy at times to give you our full attention but we really like to meet you all so we can put faces to helper names. Well done to everyone.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Many thanks to Lurcher Search, Lurcher Link, Greyhound Gap and Petsearch UK for supporting Dolly's Directive. All these organisations know it makes sense for Dolly's Directive to be implemented. Thankyou all again. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Was interviewed today on Wiltshire Sound and BBC Radio Swindon about Dolly's Directive and the meeting at the House of Commons on Monday.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Attended a meeting of the All Party Group on Animal Welfare at the House of commons on Monday evening, my MP Michael Wills spoke about Dolly's Directive to the group and I met and had my picture taken with Eric Martlew Chairman of the All Party Group.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
The National Dog Tattoo register is backing Dolly's Directive. Thankyou.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
That's marvellous new Moth, well done for highlighting this to your vet and well done to him for seeing it is the right thing to do. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
moth
i spoke to my vet yesterday, he has promised that all dogs not already known to him will be scanned when they visit the surgery, he will also make sure that other vets in the practise do the same. good news , especially as this is in a high risk area for dog theft.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Dolly's Directive mentioned on GMTV with Jayne and Lori this morning. Let's hope someone checks Little Boo for permanent id and all other missing dogs too. This is what Dolly's Directive aims to achieve. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Jayne for mentioning Dolly's Directive on Radio 5 live this morning. Really good points were made and hopefully many more people will get the message.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks to Linda Dadsom of Guildford for the signatures, well done. Hope you have also written to your MP and the RCVS. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Many thanks to Debbie Bell, it was lovely to speak to you. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Dolly's Directive Team. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Not known
Please see the Doglost News Page for further details of Dollys Directives latest and prominent supporter. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Absolutely fantastic news - Duncan Green Director General of Battersea Dogs Home is fully supporting Dolly's Directive. Thankyou so much.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Whippet, thank you both so much, I hope you mentioned Dolly's Directive to all at Dogs Trust too.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
whippet
Dolly featured on a leaflet we are distributing at a Dogs Trust function today.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Herbie, great that your vet does this and thankyou for wishing Dolly home.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
herbie
Hi, got my dogs chip checked at vacs and still where it should be, she's 13 now, so reassuring. Also asked if he scanned new dogs and he said yes. It should be compulsory though as it seems to be the only thing that will eventually stop the scum bags pinching our dogs. What else is going to make them stop ? Still think of Dolly and surely, surely, must come home soon.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Many thanks to the supprter from NR29. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Sheba, that is brilliant that your vets do this, one down how many thousands to go??? keep asking your vets people, we all know it makes sense. Also great to see Emmerdale mentioning microchips, shame they couldn't have given tattoos a mention too as we all should not forget that dogs get home through tattoos too.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
sheba
Just to let you know that I asked my vets about their policy for scanning new dogs and they said they do with every new dog! They are possibly the vets where Billy the Yorkie was taken to in Harlow, Essex. As we have a large travellers site there, I was pleased to hear that!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Colliemad
Well done Emmerdale for highlighting the importance of microchipping. Nto sure if everybody saw it but they found a little terrier pup and made a point of scanning it for a microchip and when it came back with nothing, Paddy said "If this sweetie had been microchipped he'd be on his way home!!" Well done Emmerdale and ITV!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
How are you doing with signatures for Dolly's Directive Jo? and have you written to your MP and the RCVS as well outlining why you think it is so important for Dolly's Directive to be implemented? I am not going to pester Paul O'Grady, he has been good enough to highlight dog theft, I am sure if he does it again he will have plenty of people to choose from and hopefully Dolly's name will be put forward. I am perfectly happy with Dolly being on Doglost and a few other sites that she has been on long term, I do not intend to place her anywhere else at the moment, thanks.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
PrincessJo5
But whippet it wouldn't do any harm, I'm just thinking of more ways to get Dolly home. Candy, why don't you try the Paul O' Grady show too? Jo xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks folks, if Dolly comes home Dolly's Directive will still continue as I am passionate about it but remember I can't do it on my own, we all have a voice and we should all put pen to paper and make ourselves heard - politely. There is no other site like Doglost, that is abundantly clear, we are the ones that get results. We have dog wardens, police, vetnurses, charities, breed rescues all on board, you don't get that if you aren't doing the job properly. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
whippet
I think almost everyone is aware of Dolly, this must be the most looked at lost dogs site on the web. You are on the right site Candy as we have so many helpers and we never give up.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostSherlock Bones Police Liaison Co-ordinator
Great to see you getting so much support from Doglost's members Candy - am sure it can't be long for dolly's homecoming!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
PrincessJo5
Candy, log on to www.alfieslostterriers.com, they will be more than happy to add Dolly to their site for you, that way more people will be aware of her being missing. Jo xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Many thanks to Lynda Bennett, your support is much appreciated.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thankyou vetnurse I really hope so with all my heart. Even if she comes home we will have to plug on with Dolly's Directive to REQUEST that compulsory scanning and checking for tattoos of all dogs that pass through any organisation comes into being. The more organisations we can get to back this the better. We have had a good response so far with animal rescues, breed rescues, breeders, some vets and the general public and more showing support for us. Even if I never get Dolly back we all know that this simple procedure will get dogs home with their rightful owners.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
vetnurse
The microchip will work eventually. When i was working at a rescue we had a lurcher brought to us, been picked up as a stray after a group of travellers had moved site and left him, we scanned him as we do all dogs that come in, and low and behold he had a chip! We traced the owners, who had long given up getting him back, he had been stolen 3 years previously, on the day that a travellers site had moved from their area. Dolly's day will come xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks DonnaB, if you email dollysdirective@hotmail.co.uk I could send you something. Your support is much appreciated.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DonnaB
Thankyou for the info Candy, you have my full support. I have printed off some copies to take to my vet but was wondering if there is a 'support sheet' just something outlining the facts, ie the amoumt of dogs stolen/lost each year etc. My vet has several branches and I am close to another with several branches, just thought a bit of back up would be helpful in my persuasion.... good luck. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
doggroomer
June is National microchipping month and I think we need to take this opportunity to get people to have their dogs chipped. Who knows how many missing dogs could be returned to their rightful owners when the original chip is found. On the KC website there is a banner promoting this which can be put on other websites. There is an email link on there to get the banner. ChrisLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Judy, that is fantastic news about your vet and really understanding of them to take this on board, thanks for your continued encouragement. Jackie, I am so glad Billy is back home after all your months of heartache and am glad you are going to get him permanently identified, they are never too old, my pony was done at 32!! However I have to repeat that dogs shouldn't just be scanned when found as a stray or RTA, they should be scanned automatically whenever any organisation comes into contact with them. That is what we are trying to achieve so keep those letters rolling in to your local MP's and the RCVS. Thankyou all.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Jackie
our Billy was returned to us yesterday after 5months if he had been microchiped he would have been home a lot earlier needless to say that is the 1st thing on the agenda next week a hard lesson we have learnt, but well done Candy and anything that I can do will be done to help your campaign and I truly hope you get your wish and your baby back soon all the very bestLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostTeddys Mum - Area Volunteer, West London
Sorry I missed it this morning. But I wish you every success with Dollys Directive. I have spoken to my vet and he will now scan all new dogs. It is only small but remember from little acorns, Oak trees grow. Keep going you are doing a magnificent job. Keep your strength, drive and energy going...judyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks to all of you for your support. Donnab, if you go to the news page on Doglost home page and click on Dolly's Directive it outlines what we are trying to do and how you can help. Thanks again. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DonnaB
I'm totally in support of compulsory scanning, in fact I'm in support of compulsary chipping too, but I guess I'll be in for a long wait for that. Most rescue centres automatically scan a stray and I think vets should take note.Please let me know if theres anything I can do, I'm new and just finding me feet around here! Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Marian
Hi Candy. I didn't see you this am - wish I had -it would be good to have a face after all this time. I am still handing out Dolly posters at suitable events and have printed off the petition - I'll see what I can do xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
doglover123
I do so hope you have better luck this time getting your baby back. I FULLY SUPPORT DOLLYS DIRECTIVE. IF all the organisations can scan for a chip it gives you more hope of getting your dogs back. It was the 1st thing I did when I got Max my rescue dog, and also when I bought my Lab at 2yrs old,I never hesitated I could not imagine what it would be like to lose them .So it does give you a little more reassurance.Good Luck Candy. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
SueW
Tori, you will probably find a lot of those prefer to spend their disposable money and money they don't have yet (credit cards) down the pub or up in smoke, instead of sending it to Africa!! Bit like the recent sensationalism of Lulu spending money on her dog to imrove its quality of life with a pacemaker. Who do these people think they are? I wouldn't hesitate to spend whatever it took to help mine and there are many many of us around - thankfully.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tori
I watched the Trisha show and was really annoyed with it. It could have been another opportunity for promoting the interests of dog welfare, instead of sensational tv. It was largely biased against dog owners, with the usual money shoud go to Africa instead of being spent on dogs ect.......predictable round of applause from the audience. If I want to spend my money that I have paid tax on, on my dogs or searching for them should they go missing, then that is my right. I wonder how many of the audience spend their disposable income on good causes? I really hope that you get some positive news about Dolly soon, because of her chip, tv or a poster and that you at least know that she is safe and well. Dolly's Directive is a very good idea and I hope it is implemented as it woud be a huge step forwardxxxxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
I think Trisha and her crew handled the subject extremely well and would like to thank them all for the time and effort they put in to the show. They were all really friendly and caring and showed a great interest in the way the loss of a dog affects your life. Thankyou all again.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
How did the Trisha show go today?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Was at Dog Groomer of the Year today with Jayne to promote Doglost and Dolly's Directive, met some really lovely people. Amazing how many dog groomers also microchip. Thanks to you all for your support.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks for the signatures Doggy Fairy, hope you are writing letters too.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thankyou to The Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement home. Your valuable support is much appreciated. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Many thanks to Sheila Anderson for the signatures for Dolly's Directive. I hope you have also written letters to your MP and RCVS. Thanks to yu all for your continued support.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Sheba, I can hardly remember what I said and it is all so quick you cannot say all that is buzzing around your brain. I had to turn the radio off when they rang and caught the tail end of the ladys comments, it's a sad world when our dogs can never be allowed the freedom to stretch their legs in a public place. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but the lady's comments were no consolation to the people on Doglost who have lost their baby.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
sheba
Hi Candy, I heard you on Jeremy Vine show (with Brian stand in!). You came across very well. Shame the next caller wasn't very helpful with her comments regarding keeping dogs under tighter control! I really wish you all the best in finding Dolly. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
......also forgot to mention Dolly's Directive it was so out of the blue!!! Really must sort myself out. !!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
emailed Jeremy Vine show, they got back to me and I have just been on air. Guess what? I forgot to mention Doglost..... Sorry it was so sudden I didn't have time to get my thoughts together.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Jeremy Vine doing the effects of losing a pet today on bbc radio 2. 12-2pm I think.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Many thanks to Irene of the Olde English Mastiff Club for their support of Dolly's Directive. As she and many other breed rescues have pointed out - why do they bother to microchip their rescue/rehoming dogs if the system isn't going to work.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
That's absolutely brilliant Tazmo007, at least he has read your letter properly this time. I only just wrote my latest letter to my MP yesterday but will certainly make a not of your MP's name for future reference. Well done.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
My MP wrote back this week to say he would contact your MP about the issue. So I hope he does. My MP is Neil Turner if you need to tell your MP he will be getting in touchLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Jenny, Dolly has no patches on her body but ticking (speckles) all through and down her legs. Will make a note to browse through when I go to newsagents.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
D for Dog
Does Dolly Mixture have any markings on her body? There is a photo of a dog in Dogs Today magazine (May 2006, page 13) that looks just like her.... but with a black patch on her back, on the left. I can't tell from any of your photos if Dolly has any other marking other than the black on her face/head. Your description doesn't mention any body marking so I think it is just a very similar looking dog, but I really felt it was best for me to mention it than not. JennyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thankyou Jenny, your support is much appreciated.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
D for Dog
www.dfordog.com/events_2006_08.htmLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
D for Dog
Hi Candy, Thanks for your email. I just wanted to let you know that I have added a piece to D for Dog about Dolly's Directive and put a banner on the homepage too. Here is the piece. www.dfordog.com/events_2006_08.htm Best of luck, Jenny D for DogLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
cacker
Ooh thanks Candy, I do miss him so, but I was really lucky to have had him as my little mate for all those years.xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Barbara, sorry about your old boy.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
cacker
Tried to send you a PM Candy but it bounced back. Just wanted to say that I haven't had any luck yet spotting the insurance advert. I looked in the local yellow pages and Thompson as businesses usually stick to the same adverts but nothing there. Maybe an insurance company dealing in a specific area of London but I will continue to keep an eye out. Barbara.xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thank you for the signatures that keep arriving, I would like to mention all your names for sending them in but you keep sending them anonymously. Thanks to all at EDF energy, Ipswich. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks again Sue.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
I will also keep an eye on the buses Candy. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Barbara, much appreciated.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
cacker
I live in South London, will look out for you Candy. BarbaraxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
sorry to use Dolly's Directive page for this but someone knocked on my door and said he has seen a dog that looks like Dolly on the back of a London bus advertising an insurance company, anyone seen this advert? can you give me more details if you live or work in London? ThanksLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
You know I really must put that point to my MP - as good a reason for Dolly's Directive to be in place as any I think.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
I know the larger breeds can be chipped before they leave their mother but my vet would not do Dolly before she was 10 weeks old so don't know if this goes across the board with small breeds or whether it was just peculiar to my own vet. I know the government are looking into making it compulsory for any dog that is deemed to be a working dog and is therefore docked by a vet is to also be microchipped and have a document signed by the vet/owner to state dog is to be a working dog. I am presuming that if a docked dog then goes to a new vet and the new vet sees this docked dog that they will scan and check the details to make sure the dog has been docked legally, otherwise how will illegal docking be tracked?.......so much for the RCVS not policing their clients!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
I agree all dogs should be chipped. It costs ?15 or something. Personally, i think it should be part of the cost of having a dog. Dogs are not cheap. Another 15 quid isn't the one thing that's going to be prohibitive imho. But there's no point chipping if no one is going to check for chips.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
LOTTIE'S MUM
I TOTALLY SUPPORT THIS, BUT FEEL THAT IT COULD BE TAKEN A STEP FURTHER. THE SALE OF ALL DOGS SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE MICROCHIP PAPERWORK...YES JRTS ARE NICKED FOR BREEDING AND RATTING, BUT THE MAJORITY OF DOGS ARE FOR RE-SALE? THE ONLY PROBLEM TO THIS NATIONWIDE IS THAT I'M SURE THE COST OF MICROCHIPPING WOULD BE PROHIBITIVE FOR MANY PEOPLE. PERHAPS A GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVE? WHAT A JOKE! X LOTTIE'S MUMLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
wouldn't it be great if some of the london based dogs and owners could turn up at number 10! My letter is re-done to my MP so fingers crossed. Keep going CandyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
My MP's name is Michael Wills MP for North Swindon. I am hoping to deliver to No10 but really want a worthwhile amount of signatures to make an impact, however if my MP continues to be so supportive then he may have other suggestions!! I would also like to photocopy all signatures and take them to the RCVS so that they know there is a wealth of public opinion on this issue. Thanks also to Pam of HULA who is supporting Dolly's Directive.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
Glad it got there ok Candy. I received the standard reply from the RCV about vets not policing ownership. I'll write to my MP again. Which is your MP and I could quote their name and the interest they have shown. What will you do with the directive once all the signatures have been received? will there be a high profile delivery :) ?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Tazmo007, thank you so very much for your support, received approx. 100 signatures from you in the post today.Your MP seems to have not grasped what we are saying here and as the AWB does not cover the aims of Dolly's Directive you may want to write to him again. My own MP is supporting Dolly's Directive and has written to the Secretary of State for the Environment with a copy of Dolly's Directive and asking for support of this 'wothwhile cause'. We await her reply. I attended the House of Commons for the third reading of the Animal Welfare Bill on Tuesday at my MP's invitation, unfortunately after being there for 2.30pm the actual debate on the AWB did'nt start until after 5.30pm and I had to leave by 6pm!! so missed most of the debate but it was an experience.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Nessie
Candy, I have opened a discussion group at Yahoo http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DogsConcernUK Among the issues that will be covered will be dog theft, and Puppy farming and I hope that we can reach new people with DOLLYS DIRECTIVE . Please join everone. NessieLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Shandy thank you so much for all your efforts on behalf of Dolly's Directive, if we all work together on this the word will spread amazingly quickly and hopefully we will get the message across. That you spread the word at Crufts the absolute pinnacle of the dog year is wonderful, I too have found people to be so very supportive on this. Let's hope we can all make it work - together.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shandy
Visited some of the most targeted breeds at Discover Dogs on Fri with a Dolly doglost print out. Had fantastic interest & support especially from the Pom stand, how awful what their breed is going through....EVERYONE I spoke with(all be it briefly) was so lovely....thanks!!!! Will keep trying to do my bit!!! Shandy & the BernsLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
received reply at last from RCVS, unfortunately still stating that it is not their job to 'police' their clients. Also it would be very time consuming...databases of owner records are not always kept up to date and some entirely innocent pet owners would feel they were in the wrong. .....If it were widely known that vets routinely scanned it might deter those with something to hide from visiting. This could have a negative impact on animal health and welfare.......That's about the gist of the letter. Personally I think it is the same old excuses that they roll out because they do not want to take this responsibility. If they aren't going to make the system work then they shouldn't make money out of microchipping. I haven't come across anyone who would feel 'victimised' if their dog was scanned or checked for a tattoo. In fact completely the opposite. Luckily for me my vets now scan all new dogs to surgery but it would be nice if they scanned all dogs both new and old, will have to work on that one. I have much respect for Eve who is looking for a new vet because her present vet doesn't carry out this procedure. Keep those letters rolling in to your MP's and the RCVS. Thankyou.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
Went to crufts yesterday but the bit about Shandy didn't register in my brain and i've only just seen it, so didn't call in to the stand. I wore my badge but only late afternoon onwards (3ish). Got a couple of signatures, but came over strangely shy. I called to the Dog Theft Action Stall and asked about Dolly's Directive, and they said, "oh that's a different organisation" and that was all. Is there any way of linking up with them, or working together with them as they would be good in spreading the word. Also spoke to the people at the Kennel Club as they seem to support some campaigns (eg anti shock collar campaign). They said if we put it in writing, they would consider it. Candy, would you write to them? It would be great if they would take it on. Hope everyone else enjoys themselves there.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Nessie, I did clarify it with him and he definately said yes. Are any of the Cavvie rescues supporting Dolly's Directive do you know??Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Nessie
Candy, that does surprise me as I always thought one needed permission from the local council. If he is right that's really good news.NessieLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Had a meeting with my MP last night, he was very supportive, we are waiting for a reply from Ben Bradshaw to my last letter to see where to go from here. Interestingly he said we could stand outside a main supermarket or in the town centre collecting signatures, he said they (MP's) do it all the time as I had expressed concern about being moved on, so there are some more opportunities to get Dolly's Directive in the public eye.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
good luck to all Doglost helpers who are competing at Crufts. Thank you all for your support.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Many thanks to everyone who is willing to give voice to Dolly's Directive at Crufts, the more the merrier, perhaps any of you who are there Friday could go to the Bernese stand at Discover Dogs and meet up with Shandy. I'm losing track of people who have said they will be there and willing to help but the more stands/people who are behind Dolly's Directive and Doglost the better. Circumstances at home make it virtually impossible for me to attend but cannot thank everyone enough for their support and encouragement. Keep those letters flying in to your MP's and RCVS.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Bugs, just opened your post. 3 pages of signatures!!! Brilliant, hope a lot of the people who have signed will also write to their MP's and the RCVS. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
That sounds like a really great idea Tazmo007, unfortunately I don't think I will be able to attend Crufts myself. If anyone else feels this is a good idea please let us know on here or by pm and maybe we can all work something out between us.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
Re Crufts: could someone make A5 flyers with the request and with House of Commons and RCV address on. We could give these out with directive (if i actually do get there) because it would be easier if people have the address to hand. I would offer to be creative, but i am totally bogged under at the moment, so will have to be ideas person only. Is this a good idea and if so would nayone be willing to take it on. You could bring a pile and distribute as you see Doglost helpers. If i do make it to crufts, i might wear a "tazmo007" label. Make a label with your doglost name and we can all say hello to each other! Perhaps even set up camp in a corner somewhere?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
It was suggested that we supply a list of vets that 'do or don't'.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Well done Eve for taking a stand, it's really difficult to make such a move but we have to make our point.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Shandy thank you so much for your support. There is not an official stand promoting Dolly's Directive although people who are going to be there have indicated that they will be spreading the word. We are asking everyone to write to their MP and the RCVS with a copy of Dolly's Directive. If you know anyone with clout that can support us at Crufts please get them to do so. Take along a copy of Dolly's Directive and get as many people to sign as possible also stressing the importance of people taking the time to write to above mentioned people. Ask them to look at their dog/s, ask them if they are worth writing a couple of letters for. Please feel free to ring me.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shandy
Hi Candy. I'm off to Crufts...showing Thurs. & doing Discover Dogs with my Bernese Fri....with my friend...a vet!!! What can I do to help? Is there any stand helping with this? I'll try & do my bit...think it's an excellent idea. ShandyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Eve
Currently looking for a new vet for my menagerie including a bitch with Addisons Disease - guess why!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Sue.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
Don't worry Candy, they're getting a full set of instructions of what to do when they get their petition!!! Sue Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Sue C, thankyou once again for your support for Dolly's Directive, I hope that the people you see are going to write to their MP's and the RCVS. We know that some vets do scan and we must give them the credit that is due but it really needs to be compulsory to do so, just think every dog that visits a vet to be scanned and checked for tattoos, how many lost dogs would come home??Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Wizzlehen, that banner is actually outside my house on the A419, thousands of people must see it each week, just want that one special person to see it and know where Dolly is. Thankyou for supporting Dolly's Directive, word is getting round!!! If we all work together we can get people in authority to listen. Please all remember to write to your MP's and the RCVS. Dogs are worth it!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
Went to another of my dog clubs this morning and gave out another 20 copies of DD. One woman told me that every year when her dogs go to the vet for jabs they are automatically scanned even if they are not new dogs or new customers. Sounds like they're setting a good example. Sue Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
wizzlehen
Just thought I would let you know the posters work!! I live in Nottinghamshire but had to take my mum to Swindon to pick up a new car. Driving towards Swindon I saw the big poster of Dolly, mum thought I'd gone mad cos I shouted that's Dolly she's on the doglost site!! I have got to take my bernese boy to the vets later so if computer is playing ball will download copies of directive. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
unfortunately I probably will not be able to make Crufts, however several people have indicated they will be there and spreading the word, if any of you are going please remember Dolly's Directive and what we are trying to achieve together.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Jaspbenswood
Is Crufts on this week at NEC?? Anyone in Birmingham with a free day?? I'd go on my day off but I'm absolutely skint - sorry!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Bugs, thank you again for your continued support of Dolly's Directive, I know I keep repeating myself but could you all please ask everyone to take the trouble to write to their MP and the RCVS with a copy of the front page of Dolly's Directive. Many voices will be heard.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Sue C, thank you so much for all your efforts on behalf of Dolly's Directive, I hope you are asking everyone to write to their MP's and the RCVS too, we must make ourselves heard. Thanks again.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Website Security
Doglost would like to remind everyone that this is a free site and we do not allow it to be used to promote any services for which a fee is charged. This includes fee-paying sites and also any person who asks for money to help find your dog. Please will anyone who is contacted by someone promoting a paid service notify the Doglost office. This is a general notice which we are putting on all threads. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
Have put some signed pages in the post to you Candy. I'm still collecting signatures but I think I will send to you periodically. My neighbour is going to take one to her riding stables in Wimbledon and keep one for her friends to sign so will be printing more today. Take care. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Thanks Sue!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
100 petitions were distributed at a big dog show on Sunday so fingers crossed that will bring lots of signatures. Hi Nessie. Not sure whether the police will do anything about the springer because I wouldn't leave her at the station. Can't really do phone calls like that from work so I'll be looking into it further next week when I'm at home. Sue Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
We request that it be compulsory for all organizations coming into contact with dogs such as vets, police, rehoming centres, dog pounds and other animal welfare charities to routinely scan for microchips, check for tattoos and other forms of identification, whether it be a new or an existing dog. Hope this makes clear our objectives. Thanks everyone.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Nessie
Sue, are the police not taking any action against the owners of this poor dog? Are they going to be allowed to abandoned their dog and get away with it? They should be prosecuted and banned from owning a dog for life. NessieLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
So is it compulsary to scan strays? does everyone do that? Candy, could you please summarise objective here so we can all be saying the same thing? thank you. i also agree a hand written letter is best, but a printed one is better than nothing and you could always recommend people handwrite what they see on the screen to make it more personal. That way, all bases are covered. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Jo, I hope all is clear now what our objectives are. Jaspenswood, really appreciate you doing this, could you ask everyone to also write to their MP with a copy of Dolly's Directive and the RCVS, if they love their own dogs I am sure they will see it is worthwhile and make the effort. Thanks again.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
odjtocalow
I do hope the little springer finds a good home keep us posted on what happens to her. if you keep intouch with her at the home that is. Sorry about all my confusion on this, just that I fell into the trap when vet says yes we scan , that it doesn't mean they scan owners dogs. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Jaspbenswood
Hiya!! I'm off work next week and need to sort my printer out but once sorted I will print off and send to every one of my companies branches around the country. We have 70 ish branches from Glasgow to Southampton with anything from 4 to 50 people in each office!! I'll get them sent back to me through internal mail and forward them onto you Candy!!!! Good luck. Vic x PS. I'll also send to vets, sanctuaries, police stations, MP's, taxi ranks, bus stations - oooh I have an idea!! You know you can text things now to a certain number like to enter Take a Break competitions or similar......... ..... how easy would it be to get a number set up and get people to text?? Oh yeah, finishing what I was saying pubs, clubs, coffee shops, sandwich shops!!! Just realised I'm going to be busier on my week off than I am in work - he he all for a good cause!! ;-)Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
odjtocalow
I can see the offence coming from the vet and am wondering how people are communicating with the vets and what the reactions are. The conversation I had with the vets on the phone was yes we scan and have access to the national database it was'nt till I got off the phone that I realized they meant that they scan stray dogs. I didn't think to ask about all dogs And it seems that alot of people here see a stray dog being scanned is what is wanted. Just want to make it clear that all dogs need scanning when going through all hands of animal welfare including a dog of an owner that is known to the vet. It should be made law for all vets to be sure that they are not handling a stolen or lost dog. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Jo, we want all dogs that pass through surgery to be scanned, whether they have known the owners for 20 years or not. There are many dogs on Doglost that are microchipped and have been missing for years. Their owners deserve to know where their dog is. I can't imagine many people taking offence at this if they haven't got anything to hide. Thanks again for your support.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
I think you're right in wanting to find out the exact facts first Jo before you confront somewhere you think might be difficult. No little springer isn't with me now. I found someone to have her but then discovered that she was very toy possessive so wouldn't fit into their household. Have to go back to work tomorow so I had to hand her over to Bham Dogs Home. I'm worried she'll just merge into the background with so many dogs there. I'm really upset about it because it's not what I wanted for her. I'll phone tomorrow and see when her assessment will be. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
odjtocalow
agh poor little mite lucky you found her, is she stillwith you? Apparently stray dogs will get scanned, it is the dogs that have been bought or claimed by the public that could have belonged to someone else that do not get scanned. Am I right on this one Candy? I have been putting off my visit to the vet cause I can see already the reaction I will get and am waiting to feel brazen enough to put this query to them, I kind a feel that cause I live in a small town that my vet will not see the big deal! Call me a whimp but I need to find the confidence in approaching this one, small town/small need? I need to be absoloutly sure on all the details as when I called the Vets they told me that they do scan, when I put the phone down I then realized that they meant known stray dogs and this is not the point is it? I need to have all the details as it seems many are not getting the point or am I completely wrong again! confusion confusion confusion!!!!! Jo xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
That's fantastic Sue, am I the only one or has anyone else noticed an upturn in the amount of help the police are giving? It is a shame about the little springer girl you found, I hope she finds a loving home.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
When I took my dogs to the park this morning I found a young Springer X bitch sitting shaking under the dog poo bin. A trip to the police station revealed that she was chipped but when the owners were contacted they said they weren't going to claim her and didn't want her. While I was at the police station I enquired about their policy on scanning and was told that every dog they have come in is scanned unless it's too aggressive to get near. Needless to say I just happened to have a copy of Dolly's Directive in my pocket so I left it with the station. Hopefully you'll get it returned with lot's of signatures off the police! Sue Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks to Caroline of Dogbasics, the first filled Dolly's Directive arrived in the post today, hope you have all written to your MP and RCVS as well. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thank you Linda, please thank the lady at animal allsorts for us, perhaps she could be persuaded to write to her MP and the RCVS in support of Dolly's Directive. Many people will be heard much easier than one.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
CavLady
I have just been speaking to Animal-allsorts in Birmingham regarding the found Cavalier, who has now been reunited with her family - She was stolen from her families garden and dumped a several miles away, but that's not why I'm posting. Unfortunately she is not online, so I have offered to send her all the details of Dolly's Directive and she is going to display it at the Rescue Centre and give them out to vistors. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
keep writing the letters all you wonderful people out there that I don't even know but who are giving such support.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
by my reckoning Jayne it is almost 900!!! amazing. Hope someone sees Nina on Anglia today and gives us some feedback. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Someone called Lesley asked for Dolly's Directive, I have tried to email it to you twice and it has failed to deliver both times. If you are reading this I have not ignored you. Your email began squez. Please email me your address and I will send it to you. ThanksLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Tazmoo, I always feel an individually written letter is better but I am going to talk to my computer whizkid friend about the possibility of a sample letter.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Dollies directive is to be shown on Anglia News at 6.pm to night-has already been on twice today.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
Letters written and on their way to the post box. I haven't actually asked them to *do* anything, just brought the matter to their attention. Perhaps we could make a template letter people could print off or copy?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
How many directives have been downloaded or e mailed out now?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Jo, you could address it to Lizzie Locket as that is who I have written to.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
PrincessJo5
Candy, which part of the RCVS am I writing to? Jo xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Many thanks owed to Pat Ross & Papillons and Brenda Jones of Sealyhams and Norfolks.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
well done psychey. Tash could you pm me your email address please and will get one over to you. Remember all you good people to write to your MP with a copy of Dolly's Directive and the RCVS, put in words why you think this is so important, especially you Tash as I have quoted Kai's circumstances many times. Just all of you look at your dog, isn't he/she worth taking the trouble to write a couple of letters?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
phychey
My vet is going to put DOLLYS DIRECTIVE up in the waiting room on Monday when i take one in. good luckLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
On A Dog Mission
Candy could you email me Dolly's Directive please or post it to me...For some reason I just can't access it....Tash xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
YEAH!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Fritz's mum, how exciting that Dolly's Directive was already in a vets for you to see - brilliant.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Fritz64
http://www.any-uk-vet.co.uk/ is the place I use to find local vets every time I get some sort of lead on Fritz. You put in your postcode and it gives you all the vets in the area.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Fritz64
I went into a vet today in Brighton to give them an updated Fritz poster and there was Dolly's directive!! A lady came out with me for a chat about Fritz and Dolly and Alfie whose poster was also up! It made me excited and sad at the same time. Our dogs must be somewhere that somebody will tell us about.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
cacker
I am so glad that there is local media interest. I do hope that the National media pick it up now, as it appears follows that way.xx Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Has anyone seen it? Has it been on yet?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shellyc
Good luck Candy go girl!!! what about having a petition you can sign/fill in on the internet. every person who visits this web site could then sign that, then they could print off the download to take into work vets etc .Just and idea coz a lot of the conservation charities including Born Free do this.I will down load and take to all our local vets, pet shops etc.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Dollies Directive is back to the top as is now on Anglia news!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
Good luck. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Louis the stolen Pug is also to be featured! Good luck to Nina and Elaine!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Good Luck today Nina and many thanks. Nina is highlighting Doglost and Dolly's Directive on Anglia TV today.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Jo, really appreciated.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
odjtocalow
Have emailed Dollys Directive to MP Oliver Letwin. I will also post one to him just to be sure he gets it. Good luck with everything Candy you are doing a GRAND job x JoLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
The quote is quite a way down now so I will put it here again with no apologies.You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. Tony Robbins . What a brilliant quote, thanks Paul for sending it to me.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Need to ask you all to write to your local MP with a copy of Dolly's Directive, if you know your local MP's name then just address it to House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. If you don't know your MP's name just go to writetothem.com, type in your area and it will tell you your local MP. Please also write to RCVS with a copy of Dolly's Directive at RCVS, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London. SW1P 2AF. I know it will take a bit of effort on your part but a little effort from everyone will go a long way. You have all been so supportive so far and if we all believe this is what should be happening then we all need to do something about it. Read the quote a couple of posts down, it says it all. Thankyou all so much. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
thanks Jo, can't see vets being too keen to be honest as we are hoping to change their way of doing things. But if they realise how we feel about this then maybe they will take notice. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
odjtocalow
Printed directive today and already have signitures, had one friend saying he would think about as he had just read an article about surveylence and how we are tracked by mobile phones etc, I can understand this concern that people have but feel that having our pets returned to us when lost far out weighs the paranoia! Have also emailed Dollys Directive to several vet schools around the country, hope this helps and I do not get rude returns like I did with Willows poster! Jo xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Many thanks to Ian and Akita rescue for their support.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Jayne for putting them on to me. I am still so overwhelmed by the response from people. Thankyou all.You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. Tony Robbins . What a brilliant quote, thanks Paul for sending it to me.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Good to hear you this morning on the Wright stuff program Candy!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
odjtocalow
Argh! forgive me for being a little air headed on this, I see the problem clearly now. I have been busy with meg and visitors, more time too myself tomorrow will take meg to vets to get chipped and ask vet why he has not scanned her, a good starting point. Why do vets think that dog owners would be offended by there new dog being scanned, I think that all dog owners care enough about where there dog has come from and if it was stolen or taken in would be more than happy to return them to their rightful owner, I would like to see my vet working in a proffessional manner. I think the lady that would not chip her dog probably see's chipping dogs as the first step to chipping humans, I have heared this concern many times although it makes me LOL!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thanks Tazmoo, can't see many Vets being willing to display but well done to them if they do. THANKS EVERYONE.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
have dropped petition at vetcare hindley, wigan and they are going to ask partners if ok to put it out and then send direct to you candy.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Website Security
Total uploads to date now stand at 567, a huge thank you to the people who are supporting Dollys DirectiveLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Eve
Probably the sort that changes her dog to match new carpets, therefore no dog is around long enough to be worth chipping - or am I just an old cynic?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
probably rue the day she didn't have her dog permanently id'd.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
While on the common this morning I asked a young lady if she would sign the petition. Her reply to me left me gobsmacked. She said she didn't believe in microchipping dogs so wouldn't be signing. I couldn't believe it, however, everybody is entitled to their opinion. I wonder how she would feel if her dog went missing? SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. Tony Robbins . What a brilliant quote, thanks Paul for sending it to me.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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O&P Mailings done........all areas now completeLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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M & N mailings now doneLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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K & L Mailing now doneLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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H, I and J Postcode Mailings DoneLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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F & G postcodes mailedLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
We (jennie/jazzie) has changed the link to Dolly's Directive, the server we are using is at times struggling with the amount of downloads however it is only making you wait about 30 seconds before you can download, please be patient and thankyou all so much. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Website Security
There appears to be a problem with the old download link, to be honest I think its due to the demand (its a free hosting site, so we cant really complain). A new download link has been added, but you may find that you are having to queue for the file, please be patient. Its truly amazing, from the old link there has been 394 downloads! THANK YOU EVERYONE.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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E postcodes mailedLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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D postcodes mailedLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
That's brilliant Sue. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
Half term over. Will be doing the school playground today as well as the common. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
350 downloads and rising!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
You're welcome. Got more today. Again, some people thought it was done automatically but again, everyone was very supportive of the petition. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Thanks for the feedback Bugs!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Postcodes beginning with R being e mailed today.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
Some of the people I spoke to thought it was already done automatically and were very suprised when finding out it wasn't but every body had no hesitation in signing it when they knew what it was about. The people I got today is just a fraction of the people I meet on the common with Tess. Believe it or not, I haven't signed it myself yet. I was so keen to get it out there LOL. I am actually a good example of what this is about. I rehomed Tess when she was roughly 4 years old. We got her from a neighbour of my daughters fiance. I asked him to sign the change of ownership part on the chip details and promptly sent off the ?10 to change to my details. When I registered her at my vets, she was not and has never been scanned by them. Every time I go I mean to ask them to scan her but I am so concerned with what is wrong I always forget. Sorry if this is very long winded. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
300 and rising!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
No Tazmo007, that is the problem, a found/stray dog is likely to be scanned or checked for tattoos but if you or I took our 'new' dog to our vets the chances are the practice doesn't have the policy of checking all repeat ALL dogs to surgery both old clients and new clients. Many dogs would be reunited if this were the case. You are right that vets can reveal the name of the person with the dog to the relevent chip or tattoo company, it is then the chip or tattoo company that will contact the rightful owner and probably ask them to get a police letter or solicitors letter requesting they reveal the name and address of the person who has their dog. Seems a long winded affair but if I was contacted in this way I would be on to the police straight away and then on to my solicitor too, if it meant getting my Dolly back then I would do what had to be done.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
Have left a petition at the cafe at Rivington Lower Barn, girl said she would ask her boss if they could put it out, so if anyone visits this week, you could ask. Got 16 signatures from walkers out this morning. People seemed more than happy to sign and surprised that is wasn't compulsary. Can i just double check, we want people to compulsarily scan when a lost dog is found right? cos i'm told that if a vet scans a new client, they can contact the registered owners, but can't pass on the new owners' details because of data protection. Is that correct? so we want them scanned when they are found? Will drop petition into our vet and pet shop when passing.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Yes Sue please let us know peoples response to this, well done you for getting so many signatures. Just imagine how many dogs would be re-united in this way. Maybe even my Dolly. Just imagine if all the people who downloaded Dolly's Directive actually wrote to their MP's with a copy of it!! If you know your MP's name then just address it to them at:- House of Commons, London. It will get there!!. Thank you all. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Well done Bugs!! Are you accosting every dog owner you see? What is the response like?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
Have 1 page full already and that was just while I was out walking Tess. I will print off more now ready for tomorrow. Will also take one to the pet shop later today. GOOD LUCK CANDY. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Postcodes beginning with T,U And S have been notified.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
odjtocalow
I am looking at a dog called Meg today. A lady called me after she saw my loss in the paper of Kidney. If meg comes home with me I will take her right away to get chipped and use that as a starting point for the petitions. I have noticed on the web alot of vet schools in the country, what about sending petitions to them. I will start emailing some. Good luck all x x x :)Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Nessie
I see Candy, Just thought it would be an additional way of reaching people. You could have put some extra info on like writing to MP's. Things are really happening here and once DOLLY'S DIRECTIVE circulates more and more people will get to know about it and hopeful support the campaign for routine scanning. Its come at the right time after Jayne's publicity in the media on TV etc. I will be praying for two results, routine scanning and Dolly's safe return. NessieLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
wizthebest
PM sent to you CandyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
I'm afraid a nice person set up that website for Dolly but it only has her picture on it. It is not fully functional, all information for Dolly is here on Doglost. Thankyou all you are being amazing. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Nessie
Hi odjtocalow, I was referring to this one: http://www.freewebs.com/finddolly/ .....NessieLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
odjtocalow
Go doglost! I do not have ink in my printer so have not printed up petitions yet. What I will do is copy it to disk and print them up at our local computer base. I travel about a bit in Devon and Dorset as I live on the Border so will keep copies in the van and keep on dropping them in all the appropiate places. I have written to Oliver Letwin (our local MP) in the past about another issue, he was very good. so I will get onto him right away. You say Dolly has a website? would like to know how to find this? Doglost is the best for getting things done, I am amazed at the loyalty and determination that you all have. Keep up the good work, If we can get this a law that all animal welfare agencies has to follow then maybe more Blues will appear on Doglost! There will be hope for chipped dogs and there owners!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
I will start mailing helpers from the other end of the alphabet by postcode Jenny-am doing W's ,Y's and Z's.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
225 and rising!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Nessie
Cindy, would it be possible to get something put on DOLLY'S DIRECTIVE and on Dolly's Website about writing to one MP a sample letter, how to find out who ones MP is etc? And Contact your Councillors is a good idea too. What about Dog theft action would they put anything on their site for you? www.dogtheftaction.com/ This is a link to 'write to them' where you can find out how to contact you MP/ Councillors and so on http://www.writetothem.com/ Try to get on your local radio/TV news also your local paper and see if they will do a cover appealing for signatures. The publicity alone might kick in scanning. And of course we could all write to our local paper appealing for people to take part in the campaign giving a link to DOLLY'S DIRECTIVE.NessieLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
This is just so amazing! Yes everyone write to your MP's, send them the front page of Dolly's Directive, let them know how much support there is for this, we can all work this together. I haven't set a date for them to come back by, all I know is that we need vast amounts of signatures and when we have enough we can take them to number 10. Also think I should photocopy each page that comes back and take to RCVS to show them how people feel. Try to convince your own vets (nicely) that they should check for chips and tattoos, let people know if your vet does this as a matter of procedure, but please please be quietly persistant with vets not aggressive. There is a doggy demo in Hyde Park this Sunday at the Bandstand at 1pm, if you have time and feel strongly please go there and offer support for Lori whose little Balou (Boo) is missing. The more dogs there the better it will be.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Over 200 now downloaded and others e mailed out.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
phychey
Well done Candy i have downloaded Dolly's Directive will print out copies and take to vets pet shops doggroomers GOOD LUCK.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
Just run off 150 petitions. I go to 4 dog clubs so everyone can have one there. My friend is going to a big dog show on 26 Feb. It's in Notts but people will be there from all over the country. I've done 100 for her to take and place on the ring tables so that people can take them away and get more signatures. Is there a date you want them back by Candy? Sue Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Nessie
Candy, is there anything else we can do in support of your campaign such as writting to our MP's? NessieLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Thankyou all of you, I just hope that everyone that has downloaded the petition actually manages to get it signed, if everyone gets just one page of 35 signatures we will have 5740 signatures (164 downloaded this morning) that is an amazing start, if we all stand together maybe sheer weight of numbers will convince these organisations that this is the way it should be done. Just imagine how many babes would come back.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Jenny G
Have just downloaded and printed off Dolly's Directive (now 156 downloads!!). Well done Candy/Dog Lost. Will collect signatures and return asap.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Nessie
Well done Candy, I have posted to my Cavalier group and some members are going to try and collect signatures at shows. What about contacting the breed clubs see if you can get other shows covered too.. I have tried to reach who I can and encouraged them to download a copy. Also started on Dolly's Directive myself. I am 100% behind you and hope you can pull this off. NessieLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tazmo007
Well done Candy. I think it is great that you are turning something terrible that has happened to you into something positive that could potentially help a lot of people. That takes real strength of character. Plus i admire your support of everyone on here. Thank youLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Please everyone print off a few copies and place in your local pet shops,vets ,dogtraining classes, Boarding kennels. We really do need action on this NOW!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
124 downloads and rising!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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Mailings of C Postcodes completedLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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Mailings of postcodes CA to CH done.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
110 copies downloaded!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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BH TO BT POSTCODE MAILINGS DONE Bs now completedLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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Mailing of B to BD Postcode done.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
91 copies of Dolly's Directive have now been downloaded!!!! Now lets get them filled with signatures and sent back to Candy!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
polly
Well my vet now scans as routine when all new owners register a dog.. why only because i have a good relationship with them and i outlined the number of dogs lost or stolen in a year...this is just one practice that can make the difference....think its about time it was done nationally..xxpollsLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
I cannot believe the support everyone is giving on this, I am overwhelmed. Jennie you are a true star and Jayne - I cannot thank you enough for all you have done, not only for Dolly but for all the missing dogs, not only on Doglost but missing dogs everywhere, all I can say is Thankyou to everyone, I just hope that one word will convey all my emotions and feelings. Thankyou. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Sarah
Will be downloading and printing to take to vets on Tuesday. Good Luck Candy xxxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
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Emailings of Postcodes starting with A have been doneLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18

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