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EDM (Early Day Motion) 586: tabled on 23 November 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the enormous contribution of the People's Dispensary for Sick animals, known as the PDSA, and its founder Maria Dickin C.B.E., to the welfare of animals throughout the UK on its 100th anniversary; recognises that the network of the PDSA's 48 pet hospitals with dedicated staff treats sick and injured pets needing veterinary care, preventing illness, suffering and unnecessary death of pets; further notes that the PDSA educates people about the welfare needs and value of pets within society; and, in the centenary year of the charity, commends the awarding of the 2017 PDSA Dickin Medal, acknowledging exceptional acts of bravery displayed by animals, to military working dog Mali for his outstanding bravery while deployed in Afghanistan 2012, serving in HM Armed Forces.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.