A RALLYING cry has been issued to Tele readers for one final push for a law change that could see the Pets' Corner killer finally face justice.

The Scottish Government has invited the public to help shape animal welfare legislation in the wake of our campaign to scrap a time bar on prosecutions.

Now MSP Stuart McMillan is urging the people of Inverclyde to bombard an online consultation with our district's demand for the perpetrator to be hauled into court.

Mr McMillan — who has secured a meeting with environment and rural affairs minister Mairi Gougeon — said: "This is an opportunity for the people of Inverclyde to have an impact by making the government aware of the campaign and its aims, just as I will when I meet with the minister."

The Telegraph has campaigned to get rid of a legal loophole which has so far saved the man who slaughtered defenceless animals in a horrifying rampage at Pets' Corner in Gourock.

Thousands of people flocked to sign-up to our Justice for Pets campaign.

Police who investigated the 2011 outrage found DNA evidence in 2013 directly linking a then-18-year-old man to the offence, and arrested him.

But prosecutors couldn't take the case any further because the breakthrough came more than six months after the commission of the crime.

MSP Mr McMillan last month championed our campaign in parliament and called for cases to be pursued no matter the length of time that has elapsed.

Minister Mrs Gougeon told him: "Of course that is something I would be happy to consider."

Now you can have your say directly to the government by logging on to the https://consult.gov.scot/animal-welfare/animal-health-welfare-act-amendment-2019/ consultation page online.

Mr McMillan said: "I would encourage people to participate in the consultation, which is seeking views on proposals to strengthen the enforcement of animal welfare legislation.

"Given the tragic and callous slaughtering of defenceless animals at Pets' Corner, the Greenock Telegraph's Justice for Pets campaign captured lots of attention locally and nationally."