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"We believe our service animals fulfill such an important role in supporting society that they deserve to be protected from harm. It is our aim to change the law to give them that protection."

Hello and thank you for your support!

So what is Finn’s Law all about?

“On October 5th 2016 my police dog, Finn and I were chasing a robbery suspect when he turned and attacked us. Finn sustained serious stab wounds to the chest and head whilst protecting me. I sustained a stab wound to the hand.

Finn stopped the knife from reaching me and saved my life. Even after being stabbed through the lung Finn did not let go of the suspect until other Police Units arrived and arrested him. Finn was not expected to make it through the night. The suspect was charged with ABH for the injuries to me and only criminal damage for the horrific injuries to Finn.

This is currently one of the available charges for someone who seriously injures or kills a police or service animal in the line of duty, as they are considered as being property. I hope you agree that is not acceptable, Finn isn’t a plant pot or window and should not be treated as such. Eventually after more than 6 months of legal arguments our attacker was found guilty”PC Dave Wardell

We, at Finn’s Law, are looking to change the law with our campaign. We are asking for a law that covers all service animals, a law that not only fits the crime but also conveys the amazing work these animals do daily. Helping, saving and protecting us.

What can I do?

Please follow us on social media FB – finnforchange, Twitter – @davewardell.

We also need political support. Broadly speaking MP’s are supportive, but we would like you to contact your MP to tell them what you think. You can do that via a letter, e-mail or speak to your MP face to face by visiting one of their surgeries.

Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Thank you #TeamFinn

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“TeamFinn would like to express their gratitude to the incredible support from Mick Bland for all he has done and all he continues to do in helping bring awareness of the cause to all”

* #TeamFinn is the collective name we have assumed for any and all of our supporters. It helps us to identify postings on twitter and facebook.


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