Have you got it? If your Glen of Imaal Terrier, cat, ferret, rabbit gets out on the road and causes an accident are you covered by insurance. What if any of the above inadvertently scratch somebody and they decide to sue you….are you ready? Quite a few Glen folk in the UK twitch when the name of Dog’s Trust comes up due to their habit of shipping in from Ireland and telling us that our help is not needed but grit the teeth and have a look at their membership offer.
“3rd party public liability insurance for your dog – up to £1,000,000 per claim if your dog causes damage or injury to another person, their property or pets” and notice that the dog doesn’t have to be named. It’s only £12.50 a year (£25 if under 60) so well worth doing the way everything is getting so litigatious
Glen Services will be holding a free micro-chipping event on the Notts/Derbys border this Saturday (June 6th). It is free because Dogs Trust provide the chips. This is not just Glen of Imaal Terriers but all breeds.
On October 19th Glen Services (Supported by the EFG) will be holding a FREE micro-chipping clinic at the Co-Op Car Park, Nottingham Road, Selston, NG16 6BT. It will run from 11.00am-1.00pm and no appointments are needed.
This is open to every breed, not just Glen of Imaal Terriers, and Glen Services acknowledges Dogs Trust for their donation of the chips.
Quite a few people forwarded information about “Norman” to Glen Services. He was advertised on the Dogs Trust (Shrewsbury) website as a Glen of Imaal Terrier and, unlike many, his photograph showed that he was. Services have been in touch with the Trust and, “once his issues with other dogs have been sorted”, they have a home for him so help is not needed. Norman came from a dog pound in Ireland and was shipped over here to be found a home and they are so pleased that they now have……once his issues etc.
An offer was made to send a representative with experience in Glens to assess him but the Trust felt there was no need as everything is hopefully sorted. They have said though that they would welcome the Green Book (Introduction to Glen of Imaal Terriers) to pass onto the new owner and the information for Irish Glen Rescue has also been sent to them so the Trust people in Ireland have a contact if any more come in.
Third party insurance is mentioned so IF it looks as if the statute book will be reached the Dogs Trust could always be looked at.
The Kennel Club response is poor to say the least. They have appointed a Communications’s Director so why isn’t the Director leading the way with a headline grabbing initiative of the Kennel Club’s own………….register a dog with us, health test with us and insurance will be included as a matter of course.