A 100 days to go before the petition ends

A 100 days to go before the petition ends

42,500 signatures needed In this time over 500 dogs will be recorded as stolen for: irresponsible breeding in horrific conditions, dog baiting and dog fighting as well as for selling on and ransom. Remember if you don’t deter theft you DON’T stop puppy farming, third party sales, the abuse of dogs. Thank you for signingREAD MORE >

Police have launched an appeal to find six stolen dogs.

Police have launched an appeal to find six stolen dogs.

ALL REUNITED ❤️🐾❤️ Too Hot To Handle:- UPDATE: Don is back, he was dumped on the motorway by Wolverhampton. Still need to get the rest home UPDATE 2: All of Juniors stolen dogs have now been recovered. Thankfully. Please continue to share though as these criminals are still unknown Ok so, last night a friendREAD MORE >

How an army of dog lovers is tackling Cambridgeshire’s stolen dogs epidemic

How an army of dog lovers is tackling Cambridgeshire’s stolen dogs epidemic

With some designer breeds fetching more than £1,000 dog theft is an increasing problem in Cambridgeshire A small army of volunteers are on a mission to track down Cambridgeshire’s lost and stolen dogs. Having your pet stolen is a dog lover’s worst nightmare, but not-for-profit organisation DogLost boasts an impressive track record in reuniting poochesREAD MORE >

Thief picked up dog and ran towards Evesham town centre

Thief picked up dog and ran towards Evesham town centre

A DOG was stolen in Evesham. The victim was walking their 4-year-old, female Jack Russell on Larkspur Drive, Evesham, when a man picked the dog up and ran off towards Evesham town centre. He is described as a white male, early 30s, 5ft 8, medium build, wearing a green bomber jacket, with jeans & blackREAD MORE >

Appeal to find French bulldog puppy stolen from garden where children played

Appeal to find French bulldog puppy stolen from garden where children played

A Cambridgeshire family are desperate to be reunited with their beloved French bulldog pup Polly. Polly, a blue brindle-coloured pup, was stolen from the front garden of Churchill Road, in Gorefield near Wisbech, on Tuesday (April 17). Claire Sutton’s children were playing in the garden and had just popped inside for a drink when theirREAD MORE >

Five a day! – the number of dogs stolen a day

Five a day! – the number of dogs stolen a day

PRESS RELEASE Five a day! – the number of dogs stolen a day As you read this it is highly likely that one dog will have been stolen somewhere in the country. According to police force data at least five dogs a day are stolen in England and Wales but DogLost, the UK’s largest lostREAD MORE >

APDAWG Parliamentary Meeting

APDAWG Parliamentary Meeting

On Tuesday, 17th April’18, SAMPA attended the spring APDAWG meeting in Parliament on ‘Breed Specific Legislation & Dog Bite Prevention’ with guest speakers Peter Egan, Victoria Stilwell (Channel 4’s It’s Me Or The Dog, Positively.com), Shakira Free Miles (The Saveabulls), Paula Sparks (UK Centre for Animal Law: A-law), James Parry (Parry & Welch Solicitors), andREAD MORE >

Devastated owners’ search for missing Eastbourne puppy

Devastated owners’ search for missing Eastbourne puppy

Owners are becoming increasingly worried for an Eastbourne puppy who has been missing for more than a day. Eight-month-old Nika was last seen at 10am on 16th April 2018 (Monday), by Bannatyne gym and the Golden Jubilee Way. Her owners say she is very friendly but nervous, and are offering a £500 reward for anyoneREAD MORE >

Appeal to help find pregnant French bull terrier taken in burglary

Appeal to help find pregnant French bull terrier taken in burglary

POLICE are appealing for help locating a pregnant French bull terrier taken in a burglary. On Thursday 12th April 2018, at 4.15pm suspects smashed a window and entered an address in Calderstone Avenue, Buttershaw. They took two dogs in the burglary. One of the dogs has since been recovered by officers and a 47-year-old manREAD MORE >

Dog thefts rise by 169% in Dyfed-Powys area in 2017

Dog thefts rise by 169% in Dyfed-Powys area in 2017

Dogs in mid and west Wales are among the most likely to be stolen in the UK, according to new figures. Research by The Insurance Emporium found dog thefts in the Dyfed-Powys force area rose from 23 in 2016 to 70 last year – a rise of more than 200%. The figures showed the areaREAD MORE >

Seriously ill pet dog suspected stolen by gang in Doncaster

Seriously ill pet dog suspected stolen by gang in Doncaster

Devastated  pet lover Dean Jenkinson fears for his seriously ill rare breed dog – after it went missing from his Doncaster home. He fears that his pet Jasmine – a seven year old rare weimaraner – has been stolen after she failed to come home for over a month. He reported the missing pet toREAD MORE >

Cat thefts risen by 40%, Dog Thefts risen by 24%. It might not happen to you but it’s going to happen to someone today! Please sign the #PetTheftPetition

Cat thefts risen by 40%, Dog Thefts risen by 24%. It might not happen to you but it’s going to happen to someone today! Please sign the #PetTheftPetition

Figures released by Direct Line Insurance, The Insurance Emporium and DogLost.co.uk reveal the real Pet Theft epidemic facing UK pet owners. Police figures vary because it’s extremely difficult to obtain a Crime Reference Number (CRN) with 6 dogs a day reported as stolen. DogLost, the largest independent database of missing dogs going back fifteen yearsREAD MORE >

Professor John Cooper QC teams up with Stolen And Missing Pets Alliance (SAMPA) to ‘Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in it’s own right’

Professor John Cooper QC teams up with Stolen And Missing Pets Alliance (SAMPA) to ‘Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in it’s own right’

#AnimalHero and legal legend John Cooper QC “”I am very pleased to have been asked to advise upon the drafting of an amendment to the Theft Act which will properly recognise what every pet owner in the country has always known. That is that our pets are not inanimate pieces of property, but sentient, caring,READ MORE >

Dog stolen by knife wielding thief

Dog stolen by knife wielding thief

A dog was among the items stolen by a group of three men who entered a house in Portland Street, Hereford, West Midlands, at around 11.05pm yesterday (Monday, March 26th). One of the occupants in the house, a man in his 20s, had a knife held against his throat and was punched in the faceREAD MORE >

Celebrity #AnimalHeroes supporting the #PetTheftPetition

Celebrity #AnimalHeroes supporting the #PetTheftPetition

WE CAN’T THANK YOU ALL ENOUGH FOR HELPING. EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED, SHARED AND TWEETED ARE #AnimalHeroes in our eyes 🐾❤️🐾 #AnimalHero Peter Egan @PeterEgan6: “If I lost a dog and it was never found, I know I would spend the rest of my life with a hole in my heart, full of fear andREAD MORE >

Warning after attempted dog theft in Hungerford

Warning after attempted dog theft in Hungerford

“I’d urge owners to be vigilant, especially if they’re walking their dog off the lead” DOG owners in Hungerford and the Lambourn Valley have been warned to take extra care of their pets following reports of attempted ‘dognapping’. Hungerford resident Stephen Collins said that, on Monday, March 5, a friend was walking their Jack RussellREAD MORE >

#PetTheft: Every owners worst nightmare!

#PetTheft: Every owners worst nightmare!

Discovering your pet has been stolen must be any dog owner’s worst nightmare, but sadly, I don’t have to imagine how it feels because I know. Almost 12 years ago my two dogs, Widget and Gizmo, were stolen from my car. Dog theft wasn’t as prevalent as it is today and social media was stillREAD MORE >

PET THEFT AWARENESS WEEK  ‪14th to 21st March‬

PET THEFT AWARENESS WEEK  ‪14th to 21st March‬

Dog Theft Awareness Day kicks of this social media driven event now in its sixth year and with pet theft on the rise it’s a salutary reminder to all pet owners that no one is exempt from this vile crime. Every week more than 60 dogs are stolen in England and Wales and that isREAD MORE >

Appeal after Staffie puppies stolen from Carlisle home

Appeal after Staffie puppies stolen from Carlisle home

Two 7-week old Staffie puppies have been stolen from a house in Carlisle today, Thursday 15 March. Thieves made off with the puppies from the back door of a property on Raffles Avenue as the owner returned home through the front door. If anyone has any info please contact 07762239158 or call Cumbria Police on 101.READ MORE >

The #PetTheft petition in the newspapers

The #PetTheft petition in the newspapers

Lock up dog thieves! Calls for tougher sentences to combat rise in pet stealing:- Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/931703/dogs-stolen-missing-campaign-petition-animal-cruelty Dog snatchers in UK steal 60 every week:- Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/16/dog-snatchers-uk-steal-60-every-week-7317757/?ito=cbshare Pet Theft Awareness Week – 14th to 21st March 2018:-Read more: https://mygpsfriend.com/pet-theft-awareness-week-14th-to-21st-march-2018 A call for pet theft to be reclassified as a crime in its own right hasREAD MORE >

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