Our dogs and cats are priceless, irreplaceable members of our families and the law should reflect this.

In law our pets are classified as property, second hand goods, valued under £500, the punishment is usually a messily £250 fine! The Sentencing Council’s Guidelines exclude any serious sentencing making this a low-risk high-reward crime, a gift for dog thieves.

SAMPA has been campaigning to protect our domestic pets from theft since 2014 and we are proud that our work has resulted in the Government announcement that there will be a new Pet Abduction offence!

On Dog Theft Awareness Day (14 March) celebrities Ricky Gervais, David Walliams, Sarah Cox and Claire Balding joined forces to endorse the fact that our dogs and cats are not property but members of our families, special thanks to Emma Kennedy who produced the video, in calling for change in law to stop spiral Pet Theft in the UK.

Our dogs are not inanimate objects! Join the debate and email your MP

#PetTheftReform #FernsLaw PetTheftReform.com

Sampa Socially:

Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

1 day 23 hours ago

COOKIE AND PUDDING: FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES STOLEN: The family were scammed, two males and one female used a fake Metro banking app. Police informed. Female

Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

2 days 42 minutes ago

CHARLIE: My dad’s dog has been stolen from outside Day Today shop on Hope Street, Glasgow. Witnesses saw him with a rough looking man. Male

Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

2 days 2 hours ago

MONTY BOLTED AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR Our family dog, Monty, went missing 15th August over Pelsall Common. He was hit by a car

Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

2 days 5 hours ago

Good news LOTTIE has been found in Guildford after being stolen 2 years ago 🐾❤️🐾

Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

2 days 13 hours ago

POPPY IS A VICTIM OF THEFT BY FINDING: Poppy has been found but finder refusing to give her back and ignoring anyone trying to reunite,

Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

3 days 13 hours ago

Government responded to “Find the time to take the Kept Animals Bill through Parliament and make it law” petition.parliament.uk/petitions/619442 Response about the proposed new Pet

Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

4 days 13 hours ago

#ChecktheChipDay ** Approximately 65% of UK dogs microchip details are not up to date and Doglost see this first hand when they help with lost,

Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

5 days 6 hours ago


Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

5 days 11 hours ago

This gorgeous dog Smaila was stolen from the car park of Holland Bazaar, Edmonton N18 on the 30th March. We continue to appeal for information

Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance

6 days 3 hours ago

In-depth look at the impact of #DogTheft
Excellent read 🐾❤️🐾


‼️ If you FIND a #Dog THE LAW SAYS: You MUST Report it to your Local Authority / Dog Warden https://www.gov.uk/report-stray-dog

In #Scotland you MUST ALSO inform your local Police Station

#dogsoftwitter #FoundDog #FOUND #DogLostUK

#FOUND #DOGS * IRELAND * August 19th ~ August 16th 2022

These #FoundDogs are on the @DogLostUK site as being FOUND in #Ireland

If you see your dog below, go to http://doglost.co.uk and put the ID NUMBER (shown under the photo) into the search menu for more details

@petdatabasecom @SAMPAuk_ Considering moving my already missing boy Zucco to your tribe…
Is that even possible?

Missing 3 years tomorrow 💔💔💔

@SAMPAuk_ @CountrymansW @DogLostUK @VetsGetScanning @MissingPetsGB @theFOALGroup @DogTheftCrisis @WaterhousePat @pettheftaware @DogsofTooting @PetTheftUK @millypod1 All still missing, all loved all microchipped all registered on http://Doglost.co.uk @DogLostUK #MakeChipsCount Check your microchip registration today at http://PetDatabase.com

#STOLEN CHARLIE from #Glasgow #Scotland in the newspaper @Glasgow_Live #PetTheftReform #MakeChipsCount https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/dog-tied-up-glasgow-shop-24780802

Join our tribe of pets helping to #makechipscount. We would love to share photos of your pets on our social media. Please tag us! Meet our newest tribe member – Nolly. Her details are up to date and safe with us. Register for free http://petdatabase.com/?ref=pd-tw

Police are appealing for information following the theft of a dog in Glasgow City Centre.

The dog, a black Labrador, was reported stolen from outside a premises on Hope Street, Glasgow, around 7.50pm on Saturday, 13 August, 2022.


CHARLIE: My dad’s dog has been stolen from outside Day Today shop on Hope Street #Glasgow #Scotland #microchipped on Saturday, 13th August 2022

@PoliceScotland on 101 CRN AB04680822

Doglost link: https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=178184

#DogAbduction #PetTheftReform #MakeChipsCount

COOKIE & PUDDING female #FRENCHBULLDOG #PUPPIES #STOLEN: Two males and one female used a fake Metro banking app.
Taken from #Bedfordshire SG19 on 16.08.22
Call @bedspolice on 101 / Crime Stoppers on 0800555111
@DogLostUK https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=178175
#PetTheftReform #MakeChipsCount

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