A year ago today, we got the news that Harvey was killed – just 20 minutes after he went missing in November 2013.
The 13 week search was over and we were desperately sad and in disbelief. What didn’t seem right was that Harvey was dead all this time and no one told his owners.
What happened to Harvey highlighted a flaw in our system especially for a nation of dog lovers – when our pets can go missing at any time.
It spurred on all those who helped to find him and Harvey’s Law a petition written by Nina Blackburn came into being.
They needed 100,000 signatures to take the debate to Parliament. Well not only did they smash the 100k and got the debate slotted for the 2nd March, they also became Harvey’s Army – the Charity helping with Animal welfare issues.
Today, a year ago, our hearts were broken. Today we stand proud to do this for Harvey and his owner, Jude.
May’s comment: Harvey’s Law petition was started in March 2014 and asked for deceased animals to be logged, scanned, owners and pet I’d companies to be notified. This petition was submitted to the Department of Transport as they govern this. Parliament will be debating this – Harvey’s Army should be very proud of their effort.