Dog theft on the rise as criminals leave owners distraught

Dog theft on the rise as criminals leave owners distraught

‘Dog theft awareness day’ aims to bring the issue of dog theft to MPs up and down the country. DOG THEFT is said to have risen by 24 per cent over the last three years, and as a result the issue is being raised among MPs in March. Once an opportunistic crime, dog theft isREAD MORE >

Pet thefts on the rise in London as owners warned of dangers

Pet thefts on the rise in London as owners warned of dangers

The number of pets stolen in the capital has risen by over 25% in the past four years, figures obtained by ITV London reveal.   Between July 2012 and June 2013, 222 pets were stolen from loving owners. In the same period between 2015 and 2016, 283 pets were taken. That rise of 27 perREAD MORE >

Exclusive: Dog thefts leave hundreds of Leeds families devastated

Exclusive: Dog thefts leave hundreds of Leeds families devastated

The alarming number of treasured pets snatched by thieves from their owners across West Yorkshire is rising, the YEP can exclusively reveal. A total of nearly 600 devastated families have reported their dog as stolen to police since 2014 – and Leeds topped the list as the location thieves targeted the most.   The alarmingREAD MORE >

Dog theft reports rise 22% in two years in England and Wales

Dog theft reports rise 22% in two years in England and Wales

More than 5,000 dogs have been reported stolen to police forces in England and Wales since the start of 2013, a BBC investigation has found. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show a 22.3% rise in reports in two years. Gareth Johnson, a Conservative MP in Kent, has called for a specific crimeREAD MORE >

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