PET THEFT PETITION REACHES 75,000

PET THEFT PETITION REACHES 75,000

The e-petition to reclassify the theft of a pet as a crime in its own right has now reached over 75,000 signatures. Dr Daniel Allen, a Human Geography tutor at Keele University created the petition in February and he is confident that it will reach the 100,000 signatures required to trigger a debate in ParliamentREAD MORE >

Thieves steal two chihuahua dogs Gucci and Chico from home.

Thieves steal two chihuahua dogs Gucci and Chico from home.

TWO dogs were stolen as thieves ransacked a house in St John’s. Worcester. One black chihuahua called Gucci and a tan chihuahua called Chico were stolen from a house in Cedar Court in Bromyard Road overnight on Tuesday (May 15). The two 15-week-old dogs were taken between 11.30pm on Monday (May 14) and 11.15am yesterdayREAD MORE >

#PetTheftPetition Responses and Quotes from Dr Daniel Allen.

#PetTheftPetition Responses and Quotes from Dr Daniel Allen.

Responses and Quotes from Dr Daniel Allen, Animal Geographer, Keele University Why did you start the petition? Dog thefts have increasingly featured in the national media, usually with a focus on social media campaigns to reunite families with individual animals. But with at least five dogs stolen every day in the UK, it is impossibleREAD MORE >

‘Amazon driver’ steals 11-month-old puppy Wilma as he delivers dog food!

‘Amazon driver’ steals 11-month-old puppy Wilma as he delivers dog food!

Richard Guttfield, realised 11-month-old Wilma was missing moments after the independent agency driver left dog food he had ordered online. After five days frantically searching, Amazon checked the GPS log of the van. It is believed it showed that before the next delivery the driver had gone home — and that Wilma was found there.READ MORE >

Heartache after stolen dog is dumped with duct tape round its muzzle

Heartache after stolen dog is dumped with duct tape round its muzzle

The King Charles spaniel has a heart condition and was a found shivering wreck A Cambridge family were left distraught when their elderly King Charles spaniel was stolen and dumped back on their doorstep with duct tape round her muzzle. They now hope DNA evidence from a cigarette butt may help to identify the perpretrators.READ MORE >

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 >

Hackney hounds are most at risk of dog-napping

Hackney hounds are most at risk of dog-napping

The number of stolen dogs was higher in Hackney than in any other London borough last year according to the Met Police, as the capital’s ‘dog-napping’ problem shows no signs of going away. Figures released this week reveal that nearly 700 dogs have been stolen in London within the last three years. 15 dogs wereREAD MORE >

The #PetTheftPetition is now live!

The #PetTheftPetition is now live!

Click this link to sign:- https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/212174 Dogs, cats, horses or any other pet are not property – they are family! Share if you agree, and please sign our #PetTheft petition to ‘Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right’ and asking for tougher sentencing to act as a deterrent.READ MORE >

Stolen dog found in Wrotham reunited with owner

Stolen dog found in Wrotham reunited with owner

A dog reported stolen from Sussex has been reunited with its owner after it was discovered in a car by patrols in Wrotham Heath in Kent. Ruby, a young spaniel, was found in the back of a Volkswagen Golf on Friday 2 March 2018. Officers had stopped the vehicle on the A20, during the earlyREAD MORE >

Government responded to the #PetTheft petition !

We understand the distress caused by the theft of a much loved family pet and laws are in place to deal firmly with offenders who commit such crimes. Theft of a pet is already a criminal offence under the Theft Act 1968. The maximum penalty is 7 years’ imprisonment. The Sentencing Council updated its guidelinesREAD MORE >

Appeal: Beloved family dogs stolen in Huby (Harrogate) burglary

Appeal: Beloved family dogs stolen in Huby (Harrogate) burglary

ALL REUNITED ❤️ Thank you for making them Too Hot To Handle. North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a burglary in which four beloved family dogs and two Oset trials bikes have been stolen from a property in Huby near Harrogate. It happened between 2pm and 5pm on Friday 23rd February 2018READ MORE >

Can you help us find four puppies stolen during in a Doncaster burglary?

Can you help us find four puppies stolen during in a Doncaster burglary?

Officers in Doncaster are appealing for your help to find and reunite four Labradoodle puppies with their heartbroken owners after they were stolen during an aggravated burglary. Sometime between 2.10 and 2.35pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 20 February) it was reported three men, one of whom was armed with a knife, had broken into a propertyREAD MORE >

RIP BENTLEY 💔 Heartbreaking update on this reunited stolen dog.

RIP BENTLEY 💔 Heartbreaking update on this reunited stolen dog.

RIP BENTLEY 💔 Our hearts break for you and your family 💔 This story tipifies the reasons why it’s so important for you to sign the #PetTheftPetition now:- https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/212174 💔💔💔💔#FindSixSpaniels💔💔💔💔 It is with a very very heavy heart that we have to break the unthinkable awful news that sadly our Bentley has succumbed to hisREAD MORE >

Four terriers stolen from Shropshire gardens in two days

Four terriers stolen from Shropshire gardens in two days

The disappearance of the terriers has left youngsters in tears and their owners desperate to see their animals returned. Three border terriers were stolen from a kennel at a house at Moreton Say, Market Drayton, on February 14 while owner, Julian Barnfield was in hospital for an eye appointment. The previous day a 10-year-old terrier,READ MORE >

Dog is ‘stolen’ from outside Talbot Road shop in Blackpool

Dog is ‘stolen’ from outside Talbot Road shop in Blackpool

PATCH HAS BEEN REUNITED WITH HER OWNER ❤️ Patch, a three-year-old Jack Russell, disappeared from outside a shop on Talbot Road between 6.25pm and 6.30pm on Thursday, 15th February, police said. Officers were called at around 7.30pm, a Lancashire Police spokesman said. Dog rescue group Harvey’s Army reported the dog ‘was seen to have beenREAD MORE >

The number of dogs being stolen in Kent is increasing according to a charity that reunites lost dogs with their owners.

The number of dogs being stolen in Kent is increasing according to a charity that reunites lost dogs with their owners.

Stolen dog Mango’s story and the impact on his family with Wayne May, DogLost representative for Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance (SAMPA) Watch BBC South East News on Twitter https://twitter.com/bbcsoutheast/status/964952830464454656 Watch BBC south East News on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BBCSE/videos/10156306640588648/?hc_ref=ARQtyRByyF_HtYjxD5zyOj87XHenAb6Q3vE4EvxicM4fWhEeV7YH63L8cQyKY1rDEmE&pnref=story Please sign our petition:- Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right.READ MORE >

Three Border Terriers stolen from home

Three Border Terriers stolen from home

BERRY, IVY and ERIN STOLEN FROM HOME From Oldfields, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 area, Central on 14th February 2018 CONTACT: 07557735707 or call West Mercia Police on 101 CRN:- 22/13390/18 Berry: http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=125569 Erin, puppy: http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=125572 Ivy: http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=125570 Please sign the #PetTheftPetition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/212174 .

‪RSPCA warns to check doorknockers’ ID after reports of hoax callers in Suffolk as there is a rise in dog thefts in the area‬

‪RSPCA warns to check doorknockers’ ID after reports of hoax callers in Suffolk as there is a rise in dog thefts in the area‬

The RSPCA has warned its staff will always carry identification amid reports that hoax callers claiming to be inspectors from the animal charity have been knocking on doors in the Ipswich and Sudbury areas. It comes as charity DogLost reports a ‘significant rise’ in the number of the reported dog thefts in Suffolk and Norfolk.READ MORE >

Watch BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire’s Dog Theft feature

Watch BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire’s Dog Theft feature

Stolen Scooby is being featured today on BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme along with Debbie Matthews from Vets Get Scanning and a Member of SAMPA The Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance Watch now… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05xwfv0 Watch Snuggles owner:-https://twitter.com/victorialive/status/963000394082238465 Sign the petition here…Together we can make a difference! https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/212174 Read more here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42945913 Follow Scooby’s timeline here: http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=119623READ MORE >

The dogs stolen from their owners’ homes

The dogs stolen from their owners’ homes

By Greg Dawson Victoria Derbyshire programme ▪ 12 February 2018 UK The number of dogs being stolen is increasing despite the introduction of mandatory microchipping, an organisation that tries to trace missing dogs says. Distraught owner Max Ferrari was at work last September when one of her sons called her to say their 11-month-old dogREAD MORE >

HAVE POPPY and TINKERBELL BEEN SOLD ON?

HAVE POPPY and TINKERBELL BEEN SOLD ON?

Stolen from Broadway Dunscroft, Doncaster pub car park, DN7 area, North East on Sunday, 11th February 2018 2 dogs were stolen, cctv showed the theft, the car and 2 people(now identified) the police are involved but there’s still no sign of these 2 dogs. The family and the little girl are devastated at this cruelREAD MORE >

Two French Bulldogs stolen from garden

Two French Bulldogs stolen from garden

BERT and ERNIE both YOUNG fawn French Bulldogs STOLEN from back garden in Govilon, Abergavenny, Wales, NP7 on 9th February 2018 Contact 07841911479 or Gwent Police on 101 BERT: http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=125359 ERNIE: http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=125360 Read more:- http://www.abergavennychronicle.com/article.cfm?id=106869 #PetTheft petition Please sign and share https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/212174

Rare African Boerboel dog Tookie may have been stolen by dog fighters

Rare African Boerboel dog Tookie may have been stolen by dog fighters

A distinctive dog has been stolen possibly by criminals running dog fights. Tookie, who has a birthmark on his chest, was last seen in his owner’s garden at 1am on Thursday February 1. His owner’s home in Hadley Wood backs onto the golf course, and his wire fence was cut. He said: “Tookie started barkingREAD MORE >

Missing therapy dog suspected to have been stolen

Missing therapy dog suspected to have been stolen

Kay Needham, 62, of Orchard Close, says she is heartbroken after her dog Florence disappeared on Saturday, February 4. A SUTTON Bonington woman is asking residents in the village and surrounding areas to look for her therapy dog which police believe may have been stolen. Florence, a 10-year-old beige Briard who looks similar to aREAD MORE >

Dr Daniel Allen teams up with SAMPA

Dr Daniel Allen teams up with SAMPA

Dr Dan Allen:- Having felt completely helpless seeing so many #dogtheft stories, I have teamed up with the Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance @SAMPAuk_ A new campaign has started this week. UK Petition: Reclassify the theft of a pet to a specific crime in its own right. Can you help us reach 100,000 signatures byREAD MORE >

Two dogs stolen from home

Two dogs stolen from home

REUNITED UPDATE:- Monty and George were found in Preston, 26 miles away from home on the 14th February 2018. If only they could talk! MONTY a Male Labrador Retriever (Age: Adult) and GEORGE a Male English Springer Spaniel Liver And White (Age: Elderly) Stolen from Preesall, Poulton, Lancashire, FY6 area, North West on 6th FebruaryREAD MORE >

Stolen Olive, the Cavapoo has been found

Stolen Olive, the Cavapoo has been found

A family has been reunited with their beloved dog after she disappeared from outside a shop in Cambridge. Olive’s owners believe she was snatched from outside Direct Cycles in Chesterton on January 24, but she was eventually found 114 miles away – in Wolverhampton. The Cavapoo pup had been been sold to an unsuspecting coupleREAD MORE >

Skelmersdale Police appeal for two stolen dogs

Skelmersdale Police appeal for two stolen dogs

Two dogs Daisy and Molly are both missing from the Wrightington area of West Lancashire. Both believed to have been stolen. If anyone has seen them both or has any information please let us know on this post or call 101 Let’s get Daisy and Molly back home. https://www.facebook.com/SkemPolice/photos/a.1643236485762801.1073741860.358922174194245/1643236505762799/?type=3&theater

Stolen dog reunited with Aldermaston owners but sister is still missing

Stolen dog reunited with Aldermaston owners but sister is still missing

Police who helped rescue a stolen dog are still hunting for her sister. Ellie was rescued after being spotted at a caravan site in Paices Hill on Wednesday, January 24, as environmental health officers from West Berkshire Council joined forces with Thames Valley Police. However, her sister Daisy who was also taken from Aldermaston, BerkshireREAD MORE >

Knife-wielding pair try to rob Northampton man of pet dog

Knife-wielding pair try to rob Northampton man of pet dog

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Brampton Valley Way, between Spratton and the Brampton Halt pub. The incident happened on Wednesday, January 31, between 4.20pm and 4.40pm when a man was walking his dog along Brampton Valley Way, and was approached by two men on a mountain bike. One of theREAD MORE >

Humane Society issues warning after rash of dog thefts in Essex

Humane Society issues warning after rash of dog thefts in Essex

With dogs going missing in rural areas around Essex, the local humane society has taken the unusual step of alerting the police and issuing a warning to pet owners that dogs in the area are being stolen. “The Humane Society has credible info that multiple dogs may have been stolen in Harrow, McGregor and surroundingREAD MORE >

‘You have ripped out my heart’: Family launch desperate appeal for help in finding three-year-old pug stolen from home in Northolt

‘You have ripped out my heart’: Family launch desperate appeal for help in finding three-year-old pug stolen from home in Northolt

A “heartbroken” family have launched a desperate appeal for help in finding their three-year-old pug who was snatched from their home during a burglary in Northolt . Michel Akintayo, 53, and her 23-year-old son Jamal have been left devastated after their home in Hallowfield Walk was broken into between 4pm and 8pm on January 11.READ MORE >

Dog stolen from vehicle in Malton turns up on doorstep after appeal

Dog stolen from vehicle in Malton turns up on doorstep after appeal

A DOG which went missing from Malton has turned up at its owner’s house. A Facebook appeal yesterday, shared by a Dog Theft Awareness group, said the border collie was stolen from a pick-up truck in Malton. Ryedale police confirmed it was taken from a dog box in the rear of the vehicle outside theREAD MORE >

Heartless thieves break into Smallfield family’s property and steal two dogsi

Heartless thieves break into Smallfield family’s property and steal two dogsi

Surrey Police has launched an investigation after a group of men broke into a Smallfield family’s property and stole two of their dogs. The pair of border terriers, called Betsy and Esme, were snatched from Natalie Hazeldine’s property at about 3.30pm on Friday (January 5) after three men broke through the fence surrounding her house,READ MORE >

Family heartbroken after tiny puppy Poppy is stolen by burglary

Family heartbroken after tiny puppy Poppy is stolen by burglary

Thieves smashed down a patio door of a house and stole a pet Pomeranian called Poppy. Owner Jemma Paulyszyn is heartbroken after arriving home to find her tiny, pet dog missing. And she fears Poppy may have been stolen to order because the thieves ransacked the house but did not take anything else of value.READ MORE >

Dog thieves strike in Cumbria

Dog thieves strike in Cumbria

Staffordshire bull terrier taken from garden after crooks forced their way in Thieves struck in Whitehaven, taking the pet from Moresby Park overnight on Saturday, 6th January 2018 The black and white Staffordshire bull terrier, called Rex, was stolen from his kennel after crooks forced their way into the garden. Rex is four-years-old and micro-chipped,READ MORE >

Dog stolen and owner stabbed during terrifying armed robbery

Dog stolen and owner stabbed during terrifying armed robbery

A young dad was stabbed and his beloved French Bulldog stolen by two knife-wielding men in a terrifying armed robbery at his home. The men broke into Kieren Hamilton’s Oldham home and attacked him in front of his one-year-old daughter who screamed in terror as her dad was left with a deep gash in hisREAD MORE >

Police appeal after dog is stolen from Birkenhead home

Police appeal after dog is stolen from Birkenhead home

POLICE are appealing for information that could lead to the return of a dog that was stolen in Birkenhead this week. Officers were called to a report that the 22-month-old female French Bull dog had been taken from a property on Woodchurch Lane sometime between 8am and 7pm on Tuesday, January 2. The dog isREAD MORE >

Missing dog found after four years with serious injuries

Missing dog found after four years with serious injuries

Staffordshire bull terrier Zeena has a punctured eye and extensive bite wounds all over her body, which the RSPCA said were consistent with dog-fighting. The dog was found on The Leverretts in Handsworth, Birmingham, by a member of the public on 28 December and identified through her microchip. She is currently being treated at theREAD MORE >

Two dogs Stolen off a narrow boat

Two dogs Stolen off a narrow boat

TINK AND ARCHIE Stolen from Cow Roast, Hertfordshire, HP23 area, South East on 3rd January 2018 CONTACT: 07455117070 or 07455117070 or call Hertfordshire Constabulary ON 101 Please join the campaign to stop #PetTheft by signing the petition, thank you: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/212174 TINK:- Female Chihuahua Cream & Black, http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=124036#.WnCSNs6nyhA ARCHIE:- Male Chihuahua Cream, http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=124034#.WnCRTM6nyhA

Number of dogs stolen in Staffordshire hits highest level in five years!

Number of dogs stolen in Staffordshire hits highest level in five years!

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are the county’s most stolen breed. The number of dogs stolen in Staffordshire has reached its highest level in five years. Latest figures show 81 dogs were reported stolen to Staffordshire Police in 2016/17 – up from 66 the previous year. Data obtained by The Sentinel reveals 326 pooches have been pinchedREAD MORE >

Appeal to find stolen dog goes viral

Appeal to find stolen dog goes viral

AN appeal to find a stolen dog has gone viral. A cocker spaniel dog, which the owners asked not to be named, went missing on November 30 in the county, after thieves crowbarred the kennel open. Stephanie Stead, the owner of the dog was left heartbroken after her youngest child, aged 13, thought her petREAD MORE >

How many dogs did West Mercia Police force report as stolen in 2017?

FOI 01033 and 9164 Dog theft Ref No: FOI 01033 and 9164 Category: Crime Statistics Request FOI REQUEST REFERENCE NUMBERS: WARWICKSHIRE 2017-01033 & WEST MERCIA 9164/17 I write in connection with your request for information dated 19 December 2017, received by Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police on the same date, in which you seekREAD MORE >

The dog breeds most likely to be stolen in Hull!

The dog breeds most likely to be stolen in Hull!

The most popular breads stolen include Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Chihuahuas and Akitas. More than 50 dogs have been stolen from properties across Hull in the past three years, it has been revealed. A total of 19 dogs have been stolen this year alone, compared to 20 last year and 17 in 2015, figures from aREAD MORE >

Watch as Devon police pledge crackdown on rural dog thefts

Watch as Devon police pledge crackdown on rural dog thefts

Officers are stepping up rural patrols and searching vehicles after spate of crimes against canines Police have branded the recent spate of dog thefts in Devon as “disgusting” and have vowed to step up rural patrols in a bid to put a stop to the crimes. DevonLive.com chief reporter Joel Cooper was out on patrolREAD MORE >

Two dogs stolen from Devon found at the other end of the country

Two dogs stolen from Devon found at the other end of the country

Two of the five dogs stolen at the weekend in Devon have been found, at the other end of the country. The two dogs, Amber and Ruby, belong to Kayley Woollacott from Rose Ash near South Molton. In a Facebook post published this morning Kayley’s mum Yvette Campbell announced Ruby and Amber had been foundREAD MORE >

Stolen Guide Dog quickly recovered by the off-road bike in Ecton Brook

Stolen Guide Dog quickly recovered by the off-road bike in Ecton Brook

The offenders did not count on the Neighbourhood Policing Team for Northampton being out in force! This could have had untold consequences for the victim. The team have been out for much of the day attempting to locate the males. We are amazed at how wide the story has been shared and hope that someoneREAD MORE >

Shoot puts up £5,000 reward for safe return of stolen dogs

Shoot puts up £5,000 reward for safe return of stolen dogs

A substantial reward has been offered for the return of three working dogs stolen from kennels in rural Devon in what police believe to be a spate of thefts which has seen six dogs taken, one of which has been found dead. The director of a game shoot in North Molton, from where the threeREAD MORE >

Stolen dog found deceased the following morning

Stolen dog found deceased the following morning

IVY was taken from a residential property in Oakford Close in North Molton North Devon, on Friday, December 15, between 7pm and 9pm. Ivy was located deceased with horrendous injuries at Bommertown Cross at approximately 8am the following morning. If you have any information please contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 quoting ref:- CR/108728/17.

Back home! Ruby the miniature dachshund snatched from petrol station by dognappers is reunited with her grateful owner after police raid

Back home! Ruby the miniature dachshund snatched from petrol station by dognappers is reunited with her grateful owner after police raid

Christmas has come early for one dog owner who has been reunited with her beloved pet which was stolen by heartless thieves. Ruby the miniature dachshund was snatched from a service station in Lancashire while her owner Sophie Macaskill was cleaning her car. The devastated 37-year-old launched a nationwide appeal to find her best friendREAD MORE >

Dog prison uncovered in derelict Wigan farmhouse

Dog prison uncovered in derelict Wigan farmhouse

A horrifying dog prison has been uncovered in a derelict Wigan farmhouse after two stolen pets were spotted in the grounds by a local resident. Helpful residents in Appley Bridge reunited equine business owner Deniqua Westwood with her two beloved pooches almost a week after they were stolen from a stable more than 40 milesREAD MORE >

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