THE SECOND PET THEFT REFORM DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT WAS HELD ON 19 OCT 2020: NOW WE WAIT! #PetTheftReform

THE SECOND PET THEFT REFORM DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT WAS HELD ON 19 OCT 2020: NOW WE WAIT! #PetTheftReform

113 DAYS AND COUNTING!

On 12th January 2021, Lord Goldsmith responded to a question put to him by Baroness Bakewell, “There are already laws in place in relation to pet theft, and it is the view of the Government that the maximum penalties available are sufficient. However, I know that colleagues in government are looking at what changes could be made to sentencing guidelines to reflect the fact that a puppy being stolen is not the same as an inanimate object being stolen. I hope that progress will be made shortly.” Watch here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/aa28391e-849c-4f17-b705-e8ad85d96944?in=12:16:55&out=12:18:20

Tom Hunt MP update before Christmas was that the Lord Chancellor, who supports Pet Theft Reform was in conversations with the Sentencing Council and looking at the sentencing guidelines.

Tom Hunt MP, Petitions Committee member, wrote to Robert Buckland, the Justice Minister straight after the debate as he’d agreed he was going to look at amending the sentencing guidelines in the Theft Act to include a separate definition for our domestic pets. This was also backed up by Victoria Prentis from Defra. 22nd October 2020.

We need #PetTheftReform to give courts access to appropriate custodial sentences to act as a deterrent, provide punishment, and protect the public.

The 2nd Pet Theft Reform debate in Parliament on 19th October 2021.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Victoria Prentis said in her response “We do not currently think that the creation of a specific offence for pet theft, with a two-year custodial penalty, would really help much. We think the way to go is to continue the discussions that I know my hon. Friend (Tom Hunt) is already undertaking on sentencing guidelines. To that end, the Government are very willing to work with interested parties, including the police and animal welfare organisations. We are keen to act in this area, and I look forward to taking that forward with Members from across the House.”
and Tom Hunt in closing said “While I was in lockdown I had a virtual meeting with my Right Hon. and learned friend the Lord Chancellor which was positive”

All of this makes us believe that the law will be changed but pressure must be kept on all parties.

Although many of us may be impatient for this change, we must be patient as it takes time for new legislation to be implemented.

Watch the debate live (from 4.30pm, Mon 19 Oct): https://youtu.be/XRtSMPH_zuc

Read the transcript: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2020-10-19/debates/7DB00823-5B7F-452D-8F36-B857FEDE682B/PetTheft

Read the research: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cdp-2020-0111/

Three consecutive, successful #PetTheftReform petitions:

2020: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300071 CLOSED
2019: https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/244530 CLOSED
2018: https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/212174 CLOSED

Zooming into history with the first virtual PET THEFT REFORM DEBATE on 3rd June 2020. The Petitions Committee recorded the meeting:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOKQOIPVIpM

Beverly Cuddy, Patron produced the updated briefing document:-
https://simplebooklet.com/publish.php?wpKey=Znc5GhLt0RBwISEORKnQfI#page=2

Dr Daniel Allen, Animal Geographer at Keele University and SAMPA patron has explained why we need Pet Theft Reform: Dog theft on the rise: how in danger is your pet and what can be done about it?

https://theconversation.com/dog-theft-on-the-rise-how-in-danger-is-your-pet-and-what-can-be-done-about-it-125010

Spatialities of Dog Theft: A Critical Perspective: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/9/5/209

Professor John Cooper QC (Legal Adviser and Patron) produced the Pet (Theft) Bill:- https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2017-2019/0245/cbill_2017-20190245_en_2.htm#l1g1

PetTheftBill UPDATE: The Pet(Theft) Bill 2nd Reading has been lost as Parliament has been prorogued and election called, November 2019.

Beverley Cuddy (SAMPA Patron) produced the Pet Theft document brief:- http://bit.ly/PETTHEFTDEBATE

Updated Briefing Document:- https://www.dropbox.com/s/uj5efglxbb3zogg/pet%20theft%20briefing%202020%20beverley%20cuddy.pdf?dl=0

A lot of work has gone into this campaign to help stop pet theft and introduce tougher sentencing to act as a deterrent, please get involved by contacting your MP:- Template letter for your MP:- http://www.stolenandmissingpetsalliance.co.uk/write-to-your-mp/

We also support #FernsLaw petition to help missing microchipped pets get back home:- https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300010 now closed and waiting for a debate date.

Open petition to #MakeChipsCount: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551556

LucysLaw is in place to stop puppy farming and #FinnsLaw is in place to protect working police dogs, now it’s our turn to protect our own pets.

Make ALL pets safer, keep emailing your MPs. Keep the pressure on.

Watch the 2018 Pet Theft Debate in Parliament 2nd July 2018: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/2569c482-6964-479b-9563-a58a831cc78b

Read the 2018 Pet Theft Debate transcript: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-07-02/debates/05B60093-01C7-43ED-B469-55E8164A0D2B/PetTheft

ANNUAL EVENT: DOG THEFT AWARENESS DAY ON 14th MARCH.
Started by Gareth Johnson MP.

WE WOULDN’T HAVE GOT THIS FAR WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND ITH SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE FACEBOOK LOST AND FOUND ANIMAL GROUPS AND PAGES 🐾❤️🐾

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EIGHT MINIATURE DACHSHUNDS dogs have been STOLEN #PetTheftReform

EIGHT MINIATURE DACHSHUNDS dogs have been STOLEN #PetTheftReform

Taken on 11th February 2021, from Swadlincote, DERBYSHIRE. PLEASE SHARE we are so upset, they broke fences and windows, they used a dog catching pole which they left behind. CCTV shows 3 organised men who had clearly scouted the place in advance. Our dogs will be very scared, some are already very nervous. We areREAD MORE >

Norfolk police appeal for stolen puppies #PetTheftReform

Norfolk police appeal for stolen puppies #PetTheftReform

A family is heartbroken after their three Cocker Spaniel puppies were stolen from their home in the Rougham area on Friday night. The puppies are all microchipped. Can you help us find them? More details here >> http://ow.ly/O70Q50DuCfm 3 COCKER SPANIEL PUPS STOLEN. They were stolen from Rougham, Norfolk, PE32 on the 5th of February.READ MORE >

TWO DOGS STOLEN from an elderly gentleman, these dogs are his life #PetTheftReform

TWO DOGS STOLEN from an elderly gentleman, these dogs are his life #PetTheftReform

PLEASE hand them in somewhere safe. He has recently lost his wife and this is very distressing for him. Stolen from Coronation, Bishop Auckland, DL14 area, North East on 3rd February 2021. CONTACT: 07947 866582or call Durham Constabulary on 101 Male Patterdale Terrier Chocolate (Age: Adult) https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=164238 English Springer Spaniel Liver & White (Age: Adult)READ MORE >

South Wales Police appeal for stolen dogs #PetTheftReform

South Wales Police appeal for stolen dogs #PetTheftReform

APPEAL: Five dogs including a Welsh Terrier puppy have been stolen from a farm in the Vale of Glamorgan. Thieves cut the locks off a kennel just after midnight on Tuesday, February 2, and made off with three Welsh Terriers, a Dachshund and a golden Cocker Spaniel. Locks were also cut off a gate whichREAD MORE >

South Wales Police recover six stolen dogs in a drugs raid #PetTheftReform

South Wales Police recover six stolen dogs in a drugs raid #PetTheftReform

South Wales Police and Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police recovered six dogs and located a cannabis factory at land in the Briton Ferry area on Saturday, January 23. The owners of these dogs have been identified and they have been returned home. Cross border investigations with Dyfed Powys Police are continuing. Anyone with information should contactREAD MORE >

Appeal from stolen Rosie’s family asking veterinarians to check microchips at first treatment to reunite missing pets #PetTheftReform #FernsLaw

Appeal from stolen Rosie’s family asking veterinarians to check microchips at first treatment to reunite missing pets #PetTheftReform #FernsLaw

THANK YOU STOLEN Rosie – Swinton, Manchester for creating this poster to share with veterinary clinics up and down the country to support #FernsLaw Sadly the microchip system is broken with many loopholes which the Government are aware of and until these issues are addressed, sold on stolen pets have drawn the short straw! HelpREAD MORE >

My dog has been stolen from Godstone, Surrey on 22nd January 2021 #PetTheftReform

My dog has been stolen from Godstone, Surrey on 22nd January 2021 #PetTheftReform

Spayed and microchippedPolice have been informedMy 13 year old is devastated so just bring her back or let her go so we can find her please share and use the power of face book to bring her home. If found please ring 07368200052 or Police on 101 Police report: https://www.facebook.com/137646519582103/posts/4160688127277902/?d=n. Thank you. Advised to addREAD MORE >

STOLEN WILLOW AND LOLA ARE STILL MISSING: #PetTheftReform

STOLEN WILLOW AND LOLA ARE STILL MISSING: #PetTheftReform

They may not be together if they’ve been sold on! Do you recognise them as a friend or neighbours new dog? Missing from Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross/Tatling End by Toby Carvery, Buckinghamshire, UB9 area, South East on Sunday, 20th December 2020 My daughters 2 King Charles Cavalier girls went missing on 20/12/20, they are identical,READ MORE >

Stolen dog reunited, found 46 miles away from home #PetTheftReform

Stolen dog reunited, found 46 miles away from home #PetTheftReform

REUNITED 🐾❤️🐾 One very happy dog we are told! Found in Dudley on 22nd January 2021 SPANIEL STOLEN: Kimbolton, Leominster Herefordshire, HR6 area, Central on 20th January 2021 Female English Springer Spaniel Liver And White (Age: Young Adult) Police informed CONTACT: 07701078846or call Hertfordshire Constabulary on 101 DogLost link:- https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163892 PetTheftReform #FernsLaw

IVY STOLEN IN HOME BURGLARY #PetTheftReform

IVY STOLEN IN HOME BURGLARY #PetTheftReform

Female Bulldog Lilac Merle (Age: Young Adult) Stolen from Kentish Town, LONDON, NW1 area, South East on 20th January 2021. CONTACT: 07725159705or call Metropolitan Police Service on 101 DogLost link: https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163898 Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stolenivylondonnw1/?ref=share PetTheftReform #FernsLaw

Seven Collie puppies stolen #PetTheftReform

Seven Collie puppies stolen #PetTheftReform

TAKEN from Home, which is a farm location in Penparc, Cardigan, SA43 area, Wales on Thursday, 21st January 2021 Male and females, mixed colours. Only 5 weeks old. Not old enough to be microchipped and not wearing collars. Need to be home with mum. CONTACT: 07790 528396 or 07831 092307Or Police on 101 On Doglost:READ MORE >

PUPPY MEADOW REUNITED UPDATE #PetTheftReform

PUPPY MEADOW REUNITED UPDATE #PetTheftReform

Made too hot to handle and dumped! Stolen from back garden in Ashford, Kent, on 20th January 2021 Kent police aware16 weeks old female cocker spaniel DogLost link:- https://www.doglost.co.uk/poster.php?dogId=163928 PetTheftReform #FernsLaw

Police hunt three men behind dog theft #PetTheftReform

Police hunt three men behind dog theft #PetTheftReform

A DOG was stolen from a road in Hindley by three men, police say. Socks, a seven-year-old female Greyhound Whippet/Bedlington Terrier cross, was taken from Castle Hill Road, Hindley, Wigan, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, on Tuesday, January 19. She was taken by three men in an unknown vehicle at 3.45pm, say police. National reports have highlightedREAD MORE >

Elderly dog Elsie is missing from Bodmin, Cornwall #PetTheftReform

Elderly dog Elsie is missing from Bodmin, Cornwall #PetTheftReform

Our jack russel Elsie has been missing since the 18th of January. She went missing between Bishops and Grogley woods, Bodmin area, Cornwall. She is an elderly dog so we’re very worried and would like any help as soon as possible. Looking at the map she is believed to be in the area of westREAD MORE >

Stolen bulldogs: Puppies returned to Wellingborough owners #PetTheftReform

Stolen bulldogs: Puppies returned to Wellingborough owners #PetTheftReform

Police have thanked thieves for “having some humanity” after five stolen English bulldog puppies were returned safely following an armed raid. The five-week-old dogs were taken from Windermere Drive, Wellingborough at about 16:20 GMT on Monday. Northamptonshire Police said three men entered a house “and threatened the occupants with weapons before making off with theREAD MORE >

Myth Busting by our Patron Dr Daniel Allen #PetTheftReform

Myth Busting by our Patron Dr Daniel Allen #PetTheftReform

The seven years maximum prison sentence for dog theft is still being stated by DEFRA. Can that really happen? NO. Time for some MYTH BUSTING again! CLAIM:UK Government – ‘The theft of a pet is already a criminal offence under the Theft Act 1968 and the maximum penalty is seven years’ imprisonment and so thereREAD MORE >

SAFETY WHEN WALKING YOUR DOG #PetTheftReform

SAFETY WHEN WALKING YOUR DOG #PetTheftReform

Taking your dog for their daily walks is one of the pleasures of owning them but before heading off to the park or round the streets, it’s worth thinking about how you can both enjoy your walk and stay safe. Fortunately the risks are low but you can reduce them further by taking the followingREAD MORE >

CHARLIE AND POPPY STOLEN: Four men took them from my uncle, we believe they have been sold on #PetTheftReform

CHARLIE AND POPPY STOLEN: Four men took them from my uncle, we believe they have been sold on #PetTheftReform

STOLEN from Purbrook, Hampshire, PO7 area, South East on Sunday, 17th January 2021 CONTACT: 07732980227Or Hampshire Police on 101 Charlie is a Male Jack Russell Terrier (Young Adult) https://doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163864 Poppy is a Female English Springer Spaniel Liver And White (Age: Adult) https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163870 #PetTheftReform #FernsLaw

Stolen MOXLEY reunited #PetTheftReform

Stolen MOXLEY reunited #PetTheftReform

UPDATE: The police were doing a routine check with a known criminal and found Moxley at their house. He is safe at home right now, snuggled on the sofa, fast asleep and COMPLETELY UNAWARE of the terror we have felt all day!  Thank you to everybody who shared, sent wishes or even clicked on theREAD MORE >

Six Cocker Spaniels stolen, Cambridgeshire #PetTheftReform

Six Cocker Spaniels stolen, Cambridgeshire #PetTheftReform

STOLEN 6 Cocker Spaniels from Quy, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25, on the 17th of January 2021. 3 Cocker Spaniel bitches.3 Cocker Spaniel dogs. ALL DOGS ARE MICRO-CHIPPED. CONTACT: 01223 812060Police on 101Or Doglost: 0844 800 3220 Doglost link:- https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163824 PetTheftReform #FernsLaw

Getting serious about pet theft- by Andrew Rosindell MP #PetTheftReform

Getting serious about pet theft- by Andrew Rosindell MP #PetTheftReform

Romford MP and animal welfare campaigner Andrew Rosindell, today writes in the Havering Daily about pet theft. 2020 was a year filled with horrors, chiefly those caused by, and related to, the coronavirus pandemic. One of those severely underdiscussed issues is the troubling rise in pet theft, detailed by retired Senior Detective Mark Randell recentlyREAD MORE >

Dognappers get violent as price of puppies rises.

Dognappers get violent as price of puppies rises.

Article in The Times today by John Simpson, Crime Correspondent.16th January 2021 Thank you for raising awareness about #PetTheftReform and #FernsLaw Link to the mentioned Government consultation on Microchipping and scanning: online survey https://consult.defra.gov.uk/companion-animals-team/cat-and-dog-microchipping-and-scanning-in-england/consultation/intro/ New #MakeChipsCount petition link to help missing microchipped dogs and cats get back home:- https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551556 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dognappers-get-violent-as-price-of-puppies-rises-xs8ptpx9k

Is puppy Rio in Northamptonshire? #PetTheftReform

Is puppy Rio in Northamptonshire? #PetTheftReform

HAVE YOU SEEN PUPPY RIO? Female Mastiff Cross (Age: Puppy) Taken by partner’s sister while staying temporarily at house. Kipling Grove, Leigh, Manchester Now in Northamptonshire, WN7 area, North West on Monday, 11th January 2021 Matter has been reported to police (awaiting crime number & statement) CONTACT: 07704112128Or Police on 101 DogLost link:- https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163920 PetTheftReformREAD MORE >

Lord Zac Goldsmith responds to pet theft question from Baroness Bakewell in the Lords  #PetTheftReform

Lord Zac Goldsmith responds to pet theft question from Baroness Bakewell in the Lords #PetTheftReform

Update today in Parliament on #PetTheftReform confirming that the Government is looking at improving the Sentencing Council Guidance. Our thanks go to Baroness Bakewell of Harding and Mandeville, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) for asking the question and Lord Zac Goldsmith for his response: “There are already laws in place inREAD MORE >

Mum and puppies stolen, London #PetTheftReform

Mum and puppies stolen, London #PetTheftReform

Destiny has been stolen with her five puppies in Bethnal Green Road E2 6AB, East London on 8th January 2021 CONTACT: 07842262421Or Police on 101 Destiny on DogLost: https://doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163782 Puppies on Doglost, born on 3rd December 2020: https://doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163796

Criminals have been cashing in on the demand for puppies during the lockdown by stealing pedigree dogs and holding them to ransom #PetTheftReform

Criminals have been cashing in on the demand for puppies during the lockdown by stealing pedigree dogs and holding them to ransom #PetTheftReform

Article from Insurance Times:Insurance will not cover a ransom charge for stolen pets These dogs are being used for intensive breeding to meet the demand for puppies as the UK general public continues to work from home, according to Sky News, one pet owner who had her dogs stolen received video threats for a ransom.READ MORE >

Pet Theft is a National Scandal say BBC #PetTheftReform

Pet Theft is a National Scandal say BBC #PetTheftReform

Thank you to Our Dogs for reporting on the ‘national scandal’ of dog theft, connection to puppy farming, and the need for #PetTheftReform and also highlighting the need to make it a legal obligation to check pets microchip registration at first treatment #FernsLaw Please SIGN the new dog theft petition:- https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/560216 Please fill in theREAD MORE >

Rainham family appeal for help to find six-month-old French bulldog Winnie #PetTheftReform

Rainham family appeal for help to find six-month-old French bulldog Winnie #PetTheftReform

Puppy WINNIE stolen from back garden in Rainham, Kent. Female French Bulldog White And Grey Pied (Age: Puppy) Disappeared from the garden in Rainham, Kent, ME8 area, South East on Sunday, 3rd January 2021 CONTACT: 07397571565Police aware on 101 Winnie in the press:Rainham family appeal for help to find six-month-old French bulldoghttps://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/it-has-torn-my-family-apart-240331/ DogLost link: https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163488READ MORE >

‘2020 has seen an explosion in pet theft reports’ #PetTheftReform

‘2020 has seen an explosion in pet theft reports’ #PetTheftReform

Mark Randell is a retired Senior Detective who has now dedicated his time tackling animal abuse. Mark travels the world helping organisations deal with the horrors of animal abuse and finding ways to stop it. He is the founder of the charity Hidden-In-sight and today he writes in the Havering Daily. 2020 has seen anREAD MORE >

Family left ‘heartbroken’ after six dogs stolen overnight #PetTheftReform

Family left ‘heartbroken’ after six dogs stolen overnight #PetTheftReform

STOLEN * 6 WORKING DOGSTonmawr, Neath Port Talbot – SOUTH WALES SA12 on 30th December 2020 A white van, potentially a Citroen Berlingo van, was seen to be speeding along an access road from the remote location. Family’s post:- **DOGS STOLEN 8pm on 30/12/20 from Tonmawr **Please if anyone has any information please get inREAD MORE >

POLICE UPDATE: Stolen dog Lily reunited with owners #PetTheftReform

POLICE UPDATE: Stolen dog Lily reunited with owners #PetTheftReform

South Yorkshire Police: For all lovers of stories with happy endings…keep reading! 🥰 Yesterday we issued an appeal for information about Lily the springer spaniel, who was in her owner’s car when it was stolen in Sheffield before Christmas. Well…last night, someone spotted our appeal and provided the piece of the jigsaw we needed toREAD MORE >

Two dogs stolen from outside Tesco in Edinburgh #PetTheftReform

Two dogs stolen from outside Tesco in Edinburgh #PetTheftReform

SAORSA AND INDY STOLEN Stolen from outside Tesco, Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 area, Scotland on Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 Saorsa is mostly white with markings on her ears and face. Indy is smaller shaggy and has a saddleback. Both are very friendly CONTACT: 07476 935360 or Police on 101 Doglost link:- https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163621 PetTheftReform #FernsLaw

LADY STOLEN FROM HER GARDEN IN KENT #PetTheftReform

LADY STOLEN FROM HER GARDEN IN KENT #PetTheftReform

Female Cocker Spaniel Chocolate With Speckles On Nose Stolen from home London Road Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 area, South East on Sunday, 20th December 2020 Lady was in the garden with 3 other dogs but she was the only one taken as she is friendliest; the others would run from people 💔 CONTACT: 0844READ MORE >

CALI & BONNIE STOLEN FROM BACK GARDEN #PetTheftReform

CALI & BONNIE STOLEN FROM BACK GARDEN #PetTheftReform

Stolen from Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 area, North East on 18th December 2020. CONTACT: 07369224732 or 07511 445423or call South Yorkshire Police on 101 CALI, female: https://doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163380 BONNIE, female: https://doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163379 PetTheftReform #FernsLaw

If your dog is lost or stolen! #PetTheftReform

If your dog is lost or stolen! #PetTheftReform

• If your dog is microchipped please let the microchip company know that your dog is missing and check that all your details are up to date. • If your dog has been stolen inform the police immediately and obtain a crime reference number (CRN). Send an email to stolen@doglost.co.uk. • Register on DogLost.co.uk theyREAD MORE >

POLICE RETURN STOLEN DOG TO THE THIEF!!! #PetTheftReform

POLICE RETURN STOLEN DOG TO THE THIEF!!! #PetTheftReform

Tinker is a much-loved family pet, so when he was stolen from his owner, she was heartbroken. She was also sick with worry as Tinker suffered with epilepsy which increased the anxiety and horror of the situation as she was desperate to ensure he was getting his medication and the correct treatment he needed. TheREAD MORE >

Pet Theft Debate in Parliament today, 19 October, watch live at 4.30 #PetTheftReform

Pet Theft Debate in Parliament today, 19 October, watch live at 4.30 #PetTheftReform

Today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for, have we done enough? You can watch the Pet Theft Reform debate in Parliament live at 4.30 on this link:- https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/c3709474-565f-4394-8935-de3e2fbf78b2 Good luck everyone and thank you for supporting and sharing the campaign for #PetTheftReform Make pet theft crime a specific offence with custodial sentences. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300071

Time for some MYTH BUSTING! #PetTheftReform

Time for some MYTH BUSTING! #PetTheftReform

SIGN https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300071 SHARE CLAIM:UK Government – ‘The theft of a pet is already a criminal offence under the Theft Act 1968 and the maximum penalty is seven years’ imprisonment and so there is no need to introduce a separate offence.’ LAW:CPS: – ‘Theft is triable either-way with a maximum penalty in the Crown Court ofREAD MORE >

Spaniels stolen, Cumbria #PetTheftReform

Spaniels stolen, Cumbria #PetTheftReform

TWO COCKER SPANIELS STOLEN –(1 Male and 1 Female)From the Whitehaven area of Cumbria on Friday 24.07.20 If you have any information to the whereabouts of these dogs, please contact Paul Edmondson or Cumbria Constabulary on 101.Alternatively you can contact DogLost in the strictest of confidence. CONTACT: 07971424159 or 07752090508 RUSTY: https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=158650AMBER: https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=158651 Petitions toREAD MORE >

Cocker spaniel puppies stolen during burglary #PetTheftReform

Cocker spaniel puppies stolen during burglary #PetTheftReform

Detectives are urging the public to be on the lookout for a family of cocker spaniels following a burglary in Cottenham. Thieves forced their way into a caravan in Setchell Drove between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Wednesday (22 July) before stealing the litter of seven puppies, valued at up to £2,000 each, and their mother.READ MORE >

STOLEN SASHA AND KUNA: Stolen from back garden, seen being taken by men and a women, CCTV being checked #PetTheftReform

STOLEN SASHA AND KUNA: Stolen from back garden, seen being taken by men and a women, CCTV being checked #PetTheftReform

Female Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Grey White On Chest (Age: Young Adult) Stolen from Bexleyheath, Dartford, DA6 area, South East on 20th July 2020. Reported sightings in the Swanley area, Kent. CONTACT: 07308606876or call Metropolitan Police Service on 101 Doglost:- https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=158615 PetTheftReform will make pet theft a specific crime with a minimum two year custodial sentence:-READ MORE >

STOLEN COCKER SPANIEL JAZZ #PetTheftReform

STOLEN COCKER SPANIEL JAZZ #PetTheftReform

Stolen from Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 area, North West on 19th July 2020 Other dogs left, so believed to be a targeted theft.If found, Jazz must be reported to the Council Dog WardenAs REQUIRED BY LAW CONTACT: 07971424159 or 07752090508or call Cumbria Constabulary on 101 Female Cocker Spaniel Golden (Age: Young Adult):- https://doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=158587 PetTheftReform petition:- https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300071READ MORE >

Suffolk kennels dog thefts: Puppies among 17 animals taken #PetTheftReform

Suffolk kennels dog thefts: Puppies among 17 animals taken #PetTheftReform

Police have warned people to be vigilant with their pets after 17 dogs, including 13 puppies were stolen.  They were taken from from Fiveways Boarding Kennels and Cattery in Barton Mills, Suffolk on Thursday, 9th July 2020, between 15:45 and 19:10 GMT. The dogs included six, five-week-old Labrador puppies, seven Lhasa apso puppies and fourREAD MORE >

Dog stolen in home burglary #PetTheftReform

Dog stolen in home burglary #PetTheftReform

DOUGLAS STOLEN IN HOME BURGLARY:- I had taken my son to London to see his Dad for the holidays and came home and he was gone! Male Chihuahua Cross Brown, Ginger, Black And White (Age: Adult) Stolen from Poole, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH12 area, South West on 18th December 2019 but only just added to Doglost.READ MORE >

Police seize 22 dogs in Cork, Ireland

Police seize 22 dogs in Cork, Ireland

Gardaí in Cork seized 22 dogs during a search operation conducted at locations in Gurranabraher and Knocknaheeny today. Some of the dogs were seized for animal welfare concerns. All of the dogs are now in the care of the CSPCA and the ISPCA. Seized Ire.17 June at 21:10 Here are some of the 22 dogsREAD MORE >

GSD puppy stolen, sold on and returned to family! #PetTheftReform

GSD puppy stolen, sold on and returned to family! #PetTheftReform

UPDATE!!!!! Nala has been found in Bradford and is safe and well and has been returned!!! All thanks to Facebook for all the shares and support and the biggest thanks to Sheldon Pemby, knew who bought NALA and kept her safe and contacted us straight away!!! Wouldn’t have been so successful without the amount ofREAD MORE >

Making history today with the first virtual Parliamentary Debate for #PetTheftReform

Making history today with the first virtual Parliamentary Debate for #PetTheftReform

Today we are making history by having a virtual #PetTheftReform debate to: Amend animal welfare law to make pet theft a specific offence: https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/244530 Instead of the usual Parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall, Dr Daniel Allen, Debbie Matthews from Stolen And Missing Pets Alliance and Vets Get Scanning, Freya Goodhall, owner of stolen dog Willow,READ MORE >

Direct Line Dog Theft Figures for 2018 – 2019 have arrived:- 6 dogs a day are stolen across England and Wales but they say Police figures show a fall in dog thefts? #PetTheftReform

Direct Line Dog Theft Figures for 2018 – 2019 have arrived:- 6 dogs a day are stolen across England and Wales but they say Police figures show a fall in dog thefts? #PetTheftReform

This information is based on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made to Police Forces in England and Wales in February 2020. 35 of 45 police forces (78%) responded with usable data. Our Patron Beverley Cuddy is doing radio interviews across England and Wales today. Beverley wanted to check the new figures and was toldREAD MORE >

Theft of two dogs near Woodbridge #PetTheftReform

Theft of two dogs near Woodbridge #PetTheftReform

Police are appealing for information after two cocker spaniels were stolen from a kennel in Alderton near Woodbridge. The theft occurred overnight between 8pm last night Monday 25 May and 5.30am this morning, Tuesday 26 May. One of the cocker spaniels has black fur and is six years old, and the other has brown furREAD MORE >

Dog theft figures up during lockdown #PetTheftReform

Dog theft figures up during lockdown #PetTheftReform

Dog theft during lockdown has been worryingly high. We have recently seen a spike in working dog thefts as well as litters of puppies taken. We also want to acknowledge that police forces have been on the case in some areas and we’ve seen some lovely reunited updates, two dogs, Belle and Bentley from separateREAD MORE >

Two dogs stolen from secure kennels in Bodiam, East Sussex #PetTheftReform.

Two dogs stolen from secure kennels in Bodiam, East Sussex #PetTheftReform.

INDY AND FARA STOLENTAKEN from Bodiam, East Sussex, TN32 area, South East on Saturday, 16th May 2020 Property has high security, high wooden gates with padlock. Thieves appear to have climbed over the gates and cut every padlock and chain, CONTACT: 01580 830955 or 07837024474Or Sussex Police on 101 Indy: Female Cocker Spaniel Black (Age:READ MORE >

Two dogs stolen outside shop in Stoke Newington #PetTheftReform

Two dogs stolen outside shop in Stoke Newington #PetTheftReform

BOTH DOGS RETURNED TO THEIR FAMILY. An eye witness reported a description of the person responsible! 2 DOGS STOLEN:Female Golden RetrieverFemale Afghan HoundBoth microchipped. Stolen from Outside of Whole Foods, Stoke Newington, London, N16 area, South East on 17th May 2020. CCTV is being checked CONTACT: 07951863502or call Metropolitan Police Service on 101. DogLost link:READ MORE >

Elderly woman left ‘distraught’ after her dog is stolen #PetTheftReform

Elderly woman left ‘distraught’ after her dog is stolen #PetTheftReform

A 90-year-old woman who was left “distraught” after her dog was stolen is appealing for information to help find her. Lara, a three-year-old black cocker spaniel, was taken from her kennel in Station Road, Stow cum Quy, overnight on May 12/13. PCSO Chris Wiseman said: “We’re keen to hear from anyone who was in theREAD MORE >

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