From this an employee of the Highways Agency recognised Harvey and advised that she in fact retrieved Harvey’s body from the M62 some 21 minutes after he had left the house.
Harvey was never scanned for a microchip and although he was wearing a collar with ID tag his owners were not notified
Harvey's body was placed into cold storage until February 2014 and then cremated.
His owners were only made aware of this after the event.
After obtaining information from the Freedom of Information Act it was discovered that the Highways Agency were planning on phasing out the Area Management Memo 65/05, the very procedure that should have been used when dealing with Harvey’s case.
Harvey’s Law, the online petition, was launched in March 2014 and over 123k people signed the petition.
The petition was debated in Parliament in March 2015 with 18 MPs in attendance.
It was unanimously agreed that the removal of 67/05 was to be overturned and reinstated with immediate effect together with Harvey’s Mandate to ensure that any deceased dog or cat retrieved from the Highway will be scanned for a microchip, a detailed log report filed and both the police and animal warden notified.
In addition a recommendation was made to all local councils that Harvey’s Mandate should be extended to all council roads. For the first time this mandate was to cover cats as well as dogs.
Harvey’s Army has grown significantly and now has over 250 volunteers situated in the North and South of England, Scotland and Wales.
(This includes Ferrets, Cows, Swans, Horses and
Harvey’s Army are now backing the petition Rory’s Mandate which is to ensure compulsory Microchip Scanning of all Domestic Pets by Network Rail.
Rory was a Shih Tzu that went missing whist on a walk on the 03rd December 2016. Rory was found deceased by a Network Rail Track Walker on the 06th December 2016 and subsequently buried track side.
Rory’s family continued to search for him and an article was placed in the local newspaper. The track walker recognised Rory’s picture and on the 16th December 2016 the family were notified.
After much public pressure Rory was retrieved from the track side and his family were given the closure that they required.
Harvey’s Army intend to ensure that this does not happen to any other family.
We were nominated in the 2015 Animal Hero Awards, sponsored by Daily Mirror, RSPCA and Bayer.
The Animal Hero Awards recognise and celebrate the most inspiring examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world.
We won the RSCPA Arthur Bloome Bronze Award. This award is presented by the RSPCA to organisations, who have excelled and helped the RSCPA achieve its goal to end animal cruelty and protect animals from abuse.
Awards are given for bravery, outstanding service and to recognise exceptional contributions to animal welfare. The criteria are stringent, with each application being considered by The RSCPA's Honours Selection Committee.