Peter Anthony Gane profile

Photo of Peter Anthony GanePeter Anthony Gane is the editor and publisher of this site. It was set up in June 2012 as a response to the intimidatory tactics used by Dogs4Us, the largest puppy warehouse in the UK. As a life long dog lover, he has assisted Puppy Love Campaigns with lobbying and communication activities since 2010.

At the beginning of 2012, Dogs4Us owner Raymond McCadden, set up a phoney ‘blog’, Love Your Puppy, which he used to make wildly exaggerated and often wholly untrue claims about the groups and individuals who protested about his role in supporting the puppy farm trade. You can read more about the Dogs 4 Us business and Raymond McCadden’s activities here.

In view of the ludicrous claims made about Peter Gane and his past, here is an outline of his background.

He spent nearly forty years in the field of sales and marketing, qualifying as a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 1989. During the thirteen years prior to his retirement in 2003, he was employed as a director of medium sized subsidiaries of major corporations, operating in the field of commercial equipment finance.

For the last eight of those years, he was a director of GE Capital Equipment Finance Ltd, whose ultimate parent was General Electric. The company had many subsidiaries with common directors, some formed purely for administrative or marketing purposes and others acquired through the takeover of five competitors.

Over the years since 2003, when those non-trading subsidiaries had served their purpose and were no longer required, they were dissolved once Companies House and HMRC were satisfied they had no outstanding liabilities. None of these companies were placed in liquidation as falsely claimed by Dogs4Us.

During his time with GE Capital, he became involved in employee volunteering, which was encouraged by all General Electric businesses as part of their global corporate citizenship programme.

Having enjoyed this activity and realising there was a huge need for people with life and business experience in the voluntary sector, he sought further opportunities to give something back to society after his retirement.

He became a Governor and latterly Chair of Governors at a 200 place infants school close to his then home in Wiltshire and a volunteer business advisor to a not for profit organisation providing advocacy services for people with mental health issues.

After the death of his mother in 2004, he and his wife decided to sell up in Wiltshire and move to their second home in Cornwall, where he helped to set up a local University of the Third Age and served as Treasurer and Webmaster for nearly four years.

He also became a trustee and director of a Cornwall based charity, Origo (Cornwall) Ltd, providing support for older carers of people with learning disabilities, and negotiated a new service level agreement for the principal contract with Cornwall Council. In addition he was involved in establishing a new environmental charity, Friends of Pendower Beach and acted as Treasurer and Webmaster for their first year.

After seven years in Cornwall, he and his wife decided they wanted to be closer to their family, most of whom still lived in Wiltshire, and in August 2012 completed the purchase of a property in South Somerset. He is currently a trustee of local community and education charities.