Harvey’s Law

On November 23rd 2013, Harvey escaped from a house at 10pm. Twenty one minutes later he was killed on the M62.

But his Mum and Dad didn’t know that. They searched for him every day. They enlisted help from everyone they knew and who didn’t know. They reported his being lost, they created a Facebook page, they gave rewards to him being found.

Due to the inadequate procedures of the Highways Agency his fate was not discovered for 13 weeks.

By chance the events of November 23rd were communicated. Imagine the heartache, frustration and distress caused because of inadequate and unenforced procedures.

Watch this video link Broken Hearts to understand why we need to do something about what had happened to Harvey and numerous other people’s pets who have been shamelessly discarded without consideration, respect or compassion for the owner’s rights.

We request Legislation to enforce a formulated process ensuring that HA Departments abide by the following:

– Compulsory scanning of all domestic animals retrieved from the highways.

– Log report filed and circulated to both Police and Dog Warden.

– Photographs of the deceased to be held with the log report to be used for identification purposes.

Please join us in making this a law.  Please share this with every dog owner you know in the U.K.

Click on this link and join the cause.   EPetition for Harvey’s Law


Losing your best friend is heartbreaking but to find out that someone, some agency did not have the heart to at least let you say goodbye is criminal.


  1. Suzanne Griss

    this should become a legal requirement as is the compulsory microchipping that is comming soon. why do we microchip? if these unfortunate pets cannot be identified at the time and their owners informed why will people bother?

  2. saw a dog get run over by lorry right fronto me obviously was dieing so rang local vet 200mts away refused to come out. got police who stood arguing with vet to say they were discusted they would not come out while the dog died In agony.

  3. Maggie

    What a heartbreaking story. I feel like weeping. I feel so angry. And then Alison, your story. How can those vets be called vets?? How heartless. They need to be named and shamed. I would not wish my dog to be treated by them, would you? Oh dear dear me.

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