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DTA presents second scanner


DTA Co-ordinator Margaret Nawrockyi presents one of DTA's microchip scanners to Humberside Cavalier Club Secretary and Rescue Co-ordinator Linda Flynn, accompanied by Club members Mr and Mrs Newton with their Cavaliers Toby and Rosie

THE SECOND Dog Theft Action microchip scanner was presented on Sunday 15th October after a meeting of the Humberside Cavalier Club when Club Secretary Linda Flynn received the scanner from DTA Secretary Margaret Nawrockyi.

Dog Theft Action has enjoyed a long-standing association with Humberside Cavalier Rescue Service. Concerned at the number of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that have been stolen over the past few years, Linda Flynn set up a ‘Missing’ page on the National Cavalier Club website.

Details of lost and stolen Cavaliers are posted and visitors are encouraged to look out for these dogs, whose owners are frantic with worry for their safety.

Secretary Linda Flynn said, ‘I would like to offer our sincere thanks to Dog Theft Action for presenting The Humberside CKCS Rescue Service with a Pet ID Scanner. We feel so very privileged to be one of the first chosen to receive a scanner under the new scheme launched by DTA. It will enable us to scan every dog coming into our Rescue like Toby and Robbie who attended today.

"I have been the Rescue Co-ordinator for over ten years. We organise new homes for those Cavaliers who find themselves in the unfortunate position of needing to be re-homed. We arrange transport to deliver or collect dogs; we vet potential new homes for suitability and assess dogs in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Humberside, Derbyshire and North Notts.

Humberside CKCS Rescue Service has a policy that all our dogs are micro chipped before leaving us.’

Margaret said, "DTA fully appreciates the work done by Linda and the Humberside Cavalier Rescue Service. They provide care and security for Cavaliers in need in this vast area, until suitable homes can found for them. If we can raise funds to purchase scanners for smaller but vital organisations we believe the money is well spent.

"We are really looking forward to a time when we can reassure dog owners that checks for signs of identification have been made on all dogs before rehoming. It is a pleasure to be able to assist a dedicated rescue organisation like the Humberside Cavalier Rescue Service in this small way."

The next scanners will be presented to Staffordshire Bull Terrier Welfare and Westie ReHoming at Discover Dogs on 11th and 12th November.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club ‘missing’ page can be found at: http://www.cavaliers.co.uk/