DogLost Zoom call with the Prime Minister

DogLost HQ was amazed to receive an email last week from the Prime Minister’s office requesting a Zoom call following on from the Points of Light award. This happened on Wednesday alas I could not work out how to use the camera! (typical me!)

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Welsh Secretary, Simon Hart were outraged to hear what was happening to our dogs and requested information to be sent to them directly so they could act on it.

Unbeknown to myself at the time, was that whilst I was on a Zoom call with Boris Johnson, Debbie Mathews and Dr. Dan Allen were also on a Zoom call with Iain Duncan Smith! Mr Smith said he would be contacting the Prime Minister directly.

Debbie and Dr Allen have also spoken with Secretary of State, Priti Patel to move forward with Pet Theft Reform.

Debbie has already submitted a great deal of clear and concise information to all of the above politicians about our work as Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance and what we have done over the years, whereby we have presented 3 petitions and made numerous trips to Parliament to campaign for tougher sentences for dog thieves.

A good week for dog owners nationwide!

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    Jayne 2 weeks ago

    Pleased to update that whilst writing the above post had an email from the prime ministers office thanking Debbie Mathews for the information she sent to them ánd stating they will be moving forwards on this matter.

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    Diane 2 weeks ago

    Well done!!! Let’s hope we see changes 🙏

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      Majorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West 2 weeks ago

      Brilliant, well done everyone.

      LOL Jayne had to laugh when seen the video of you doing a Zoomie with Prime Minister the other day. Amazing work by you all.

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      Mike Mainwaring 1 week ago

      Being a big dog lover himself it was only a matter of time before Boris got involved. Well done to all at DogLost for the great job you’re all doing

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    Graham Burton 2 weeks ago

    Fantastic Jayne, lets hope they sit up and take notice and do something about it now instead of sweeping it under the carpet.

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      Anita Williams 2 weeks ago

      Well Done Jayne 👏👏, I’m praying and hoping that something will be done now X

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      Ally Knight 2 days ago

      Well done all !!
      A huge step forward for owners of stolen dogs

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    Wendy Turner 2 weeks ago

    Well done! Lets hope this now is a real item on the political agenda and a difference can be made in law

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    Erika Rowsell 2 weeks ago

    Well done. The offence of dog theft must be reviewed.
    All dog owners now feel “under siege “, and very vulnerable.

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    Karen Bracebridge 2 weeks ago

    Fantastic work. Let’s hope this continues to move in the right direction.

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    MAJORJET (JAN) - AREA CO-ORDINATOR - LIVERPOOL/MERSEYSIDE, NORTH WEST 2 weeks ago

    Brilliant, well done everyone.

    LOL Jayne had to laugh when seen the video of you doing a Zoomie with Prime Minister the other day. Amazing work by you all.

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      Jayne 2 weeks ago

      Yes okay…not perfect but honest! Um me being me!

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    Sarah Williams 2 weeks ago

    That’s really positive news Jayne, the explosion of dog thefts is devastating to so many people. Let’s hope now the government take this seriously and act quickly with new tougher legislation.

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    Liz Tunks 1 week ago

    Well done! Excellent progress – thank you.

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    Sandra Mules 1 week ago

    That’s really positive news thank you well done ,let hope and pray this stops this dreadful epidemic of stealing people’s loved family dogs

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    nickyb 1 week ago

    thankyou jayne and all your team at doglost – to have a zoom call direct with the prime minister is absolutely brilliant – knowing carrie is very active animal welfarist hoping for great things. well done

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    Lynne Walker 1 week ago

    Excellent news ! Lets hope Priti Patel does these dogs and families justice and the sentence reflects the crime for once !

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    Jayne 1 week ago

    Thanks all for your comments…It is not me that is doing this it is the strength of us working together to get the message across..sadly out of 6 dogs reported missing today 5 were stolen! This is getting to ridiculous levels….

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    Saska Smyth 1 week ago

    Thank god something is happening as the sad silent dogs are being tortured and torn away with little action. Reaction is necessary and should be tough but proaction is something we need clear strong lines of guidance on too

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    Dhana Lamer 1 week ago

    This ‘appears’ to be a step in the right direction, but we need to keep the pressure on if we are to see any legislative change or additional resources for the police.

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      Jayne 2 days ago

      Sorry for late reply…just getting the message out there in the media( constantly emailing)…Please look at recent blog posts…and what I am going to put on tomorrow ( dodgy internet connection access permitting!)…After todays BBC south news report on the blog…but actually screened last night…Can you believe the WPC said it was a SM media scaremongering scam? What? it is happening! But calm down and see what happened next on the interview….I do know after 17 years we appear to be going in the right direction…And some times our voices on behalf of dogs are not listened to…We are now! It has taken a lot of years to get here! And believe me we keep the pressure on …But prefer the approach of gently engaging with those who can help…Sorry took so long to respond as My main goal is to run a national ( free website) accessable by all to help dogs get home.

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