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

UPDATE on our #PetTheft campaign, which started in 2014, to ‘Make pet theft a specific crime in it’s own right’. This campaign has put pet theft on the political agenda, after three successful #PetTheftReform petitions two debates in Parliament, with thanks to the work and ongoing research plus the academic papers by our Patron Dr …

Compulsory to microchip our cats but optional to scan – Here we go again! #MakeChipsCount #PetAbduction

Government Press release:Cat microchipping to be made mandatory Government to introduce compulsory cat microchipping to help reunite lost and stray pets • 99% of people support compulsory microchipping for cats according to recent Government consultation • Owners will be required to microchip their cats by the time they reach 20 weeks of age • Microchipping …

Arrests in hunt for fake police officers who stole puppy – puppy still missing #PetTheftReform

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary after a woman was assaulted in her home by fake police officers who stole her puppy. The men wore caps emblazoned with the word "police" and claimed to be on a drugs raid at the property in Putney in south-west London. When she challenged them, …

South Yorkshire Police: seize 12 dogs

UPDATE: 12 dogs safely recovered as part of Operation Duxford Yesterday, as part of Operation Duxford, we conducted a joint operation with the RSPCA under the Dangerous Dogs Act. A warrant was executed at allotment in Darnall, where 12 dogs were located and recovered, due to concerns regarding the environmental conditions at the allotment. All …

STOLEN DOG BUNNY TAKEN FROM HOME: Caught on CCTV being dragged along the roadside #PetTheftReform

Family post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/421670698364937/permalink/1185547171977282/ Female Labradoodle Golden (Age: Young Adult) Stolen from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, WD4 area, South East on 29th November 2021 CONTACT: 07774 724797or call Hertfordshire Constabulary on 101 Doglost link: https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=171750 #DogTheft #PetTheftReform #PetAbduction #FernsLaw #MakeChipsCount #ScanMe

A devastated couple is desperate to get their puppy back after he slipped his collar during a walk #PetTheftReform

Desperate search as Frenchie puppy vanishes after slipping collar in PelsallMilo has been missing for over a week and there has been no sightings of the pup Milo, a six-month-old French Bulldog, was enjoying a walk with one of his moms - Lydia Massey - in Pelsall when he managed to escape his collar on …

MILLIE: Due to information Doglost have received, Greater Manchester Police have issued a crime reference number #PetTheftReform

Female Yorkshire Terrier Brown And Grey (Age: Adult) Stolen from Royal Barn Road, Castleton, Rochdale, OL1 area, North West on 20th November 2021. If found, Millie must be reported to the Council Dog Warden (as required by law). CONTACT: 07771 713257 or 07981 090965or call Greater Manchester Police on 101 Doglost link: https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=171562 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CW0VvbTsc2a/?utm_medium=copy_link …

BUDDY HAS BEEN TAKEN: CCTV has been checked and there is evidence he was stolen #PetTheftReform

Male Cockerpoo Brown (Age: Young Adult) Ran from the garden Bretton Wakefield, WF4 area, North East on Saturday, 20th November 2021 CONTACT: 07981 090965Or Police on 101 Doglost link: https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=171605 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/856629651672771/ #DogTheft #PetAbduction #PetTheftReform #FernsLaw #TheftByFinding #MakeChipsCount #ScanMe

STOLEN DOG BJORN: Stolen out of a van, window was smashed in and he was taken #PetTheftReform

Male Russian Bolonka, Brown (Age: Adult), microchipped, tagged and wearing a yellow coat. Stolen from Bluewater shopping centre carpark in front of John Lewis, Dartford, Kent, DA9 area, South East on 6th November 2021. The owner doesn’t need to be reminded that leaving her dog in the van was a mistake. Please just share to …

Pet Abduction to be made a criminal offence in crackdown on pet theft #PetTheftReform

Pet Theft Taskforce delivers report with recommendations to tackle reported rise of pet theftGovernment working with the police to improve recording and tracking of pet abduction casesImprovements to pet microchipping processes to support the identification of lost and stolen dogs A new criminal offence for pet abduction is set to be introduced under government plans …

Gloucestershire Police appeal for stolen puppies #PetTheftReform.

We're appealing for information as four eight week old Cockapoo puppies have disappeared from a property in #Berkeley today, Saturday 28 August. Police were called with a report that unknown offenders had entered a property on Vinecroft Road in the Wanswell area of Berkeley and searched the premises with the puppies no longer being there. …

The Sunday newspapers are full of the Government’s update on #PetTheftReform 8th August 2021

An offence of “pet abduction” is to be created so the courts can hand out stiffer sentences for dognapping after the soaring cost of pedigree animals led to a spate of distressing thefts. Under legislation being drawn up by Robert Buckland, the justice secretary, the new offence will reflect the fact that stealing a family …

Thirty-six dogs rescued from a caravan on an Eastbourne industrial estate #PetTheftReform

Thirty-six dogs were taken in by RSPCA workers today (Monday, July 26) after being discovered in an industrial estate. An RSPCA spokesperson said, “Sussex Police attended a caravan parked on an industrial estate in Eastbourne on Monday morning (July 26) and called the RSPCA for assistance.  “Our officers attended and took 36 dogs and puppies, who …

Woman attacked at knifepoint as men try to snatch her dog while she was out walking in Hatfield, Doncaster #PetTheftReform

The 25-year-old woman was walking her dog in Coppice Lane towards Harpenden Drive, just before 9pm yesterday, when two men approached her from behind and attempted to steal her dog. When the woman defended herself, one of the men attacked her with what police believe to have been a Stanley knife. She suffered minor injuries …

Stolen dog found tied up in bag, shaking in terror and buried under sticks #PetTheftReform

A family said "we feel like we've won the lottery” after being reunited with their stolen dog Mabel who had been dumped in a bag and buried under sticks. Bedraggled and terrified two year old Maltese Mabel was found hidden under branches buried deep in undergrowth. A father and son out walking their dog heard …

Paris the stolen Chihuahua makes it home at last! #PetTheftReform

PARIS REUNITED 🐾❤️🐾. After a tense few days and the help of Doglost Police Coordinators and Liz Webster, Wiltshire Police Commissioner candidate Paris has been returned to her family. A huge thank you to all involved!22nd April 2021. STOLEN PARIS UPDATE:”So my dog was stolen 18 months ago and they have located her but because …

Six people who were arrested as part of a Suffolk police operation on the outskirts of #Ipswich, during which over 80 dogs were seized, have been released on bail as enquiries continue #PetTheftReform

Six people who were arrested as part of a Suffolk Police operation on the outskirts of Ipswich, during which over 80 dogs were seized, have been released on bail as enquiries continue #PetTheftReform

Ricky Gervais and friends supporting #PetTheftReform

We can’t thank Ricky, David Walliams, Sara Cox and Clare Balding enough for joining the #PetTheftReform campaign with special thanks to Emma Kennedy who produced the video. Dr Daniel Allen, SAMPA Patron, was invited to a Home Office meeting about dog theft this week. His academic work is a crucial part of the push for …

Have you seen Bishop? #PetTheftReform

CHANGED TO STOLEN USING A VERIFIED COURT ORDER.Order states dog to be returned by 17th March. Someone has this dog or is hiding him from owner. BISHOP: It is believed someone is hiding Bishop to prevent a court order for his removal being carried out. Bishop is likely to be in grave danger if not …

ALFIE UPGRADED TO STOLEN WITH A CRN FROM THE POLICE #PetTheftReform

Male Poodle Cross Black (Age: Young Adult) Stolen from Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN8 area, South East on 29th December 2020 Disappeared from his garden CONTACT: 07887 407579 or 07707350304 or 01992 676306or call Hertfordshire Constabulary on 101 Doglost link:- https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=163427 #PetTheftReform #FernsLaw

Police survey launched to measure public perception of dog theft, enforcement, and the prosecution of offenders #PetTheftReform

Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, in partnership with the APCC, has created an online survey designed to understand the public’s perception of dog theft, enforcement, and the prosecution of offenders. The survey includes a question seeking views on whether companion animals should be treated in law as sentient beings, not merely as property. Having a common …

Police’s new head of dog theft vows to tackle pet thieves #PetTheftReform

The first police officer designated to crack down on pet theft has vowed that she will do ‘everything in her power’ to stop pets from being stolen. Chief Inspector Amy Styles-Jones, who has three dogs of her own, said she understood how dogs are part of the family for many people and having one taken …

Puppy stolen by two men in Slough, Berkshire #PetTheftReform

STOLEN PUPPY BILLIE: Taken by 2 males driving Silver Mazda 6 Female French Bulldog Brindle With White On Chest (Age: Puppy) Stolen from Slough, Berkshire, SL2 area, South East on 20th March 2021 CONTACT: 07803395236or call Thames Valley Police on 101 Doglost link: https://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=165411 #PetTheftReform #FernsLaw #ScanMe

Sussex Police teams seize dogs after executing a search warrant #PetTheftReform

Sussex Police teams seize dogs after executing a search warrant Detectives from Crawley supported by the Sussex Police Rural Crime Team have seized a number of dogs after carrying out a search warrant at a site in Surrey on Tuesday afternoon (16 March). Officers from the teams searched the site and are now working to …

Three quarters of dog owners fear walks put them at risk of pet theft #PetTheftReform

Dog owners want tougher sentences for thefts of their pets as three quarters are scared to walk their animals More than three-quarters of dog owners are scared of walking their dog for fear dogknappers may be staking them out for a theft, a survey has found.   Around 80  per cent of dog owners questioned …

Stolen puppy Dzsaba, targeted on Pets4Homes #PetTheftReform

Female French Bulldog White (Age: Young Adult) Missing from Wolverhampton , WV1 area, Central on Thursday, 11th March 2021 CONTACT: 07557919928or Police on 101 Crime Log Number – 1615/130321 WOLVERHAMPTONOwner advertised Dzsaba on Pets4Home website for sale. A man responded to advert and arranged a viewing. 2 men (with Irish accents) turned up to view …

REUNITED UPDATE: Elderly dog Saphie stolen while owners unpack their car! #PetTheftReform

SAPHIE REUNITED. Dear everyone, amazingly and miraculously Saphie has been found and is now back with us at home. Lovely family found her drenched in a park in Eltham. She is fine and well. Thanks to all the community and Doglost for all support. We are wishing everyone a happy end they deserve. Love Marketa …

Dog Theft Awareness Day, DogZoom event, 14th March 2021 #PetTheftReform

What: ‘DogZoom’ Dogs and their owners will be filling screens for the first time and therefore the largest ever online rally hosted by Emma Kennedy. Join in the conversation and hear the campaigners and personal stories of cases of dog theft, together with some special video messages from celebrities (including Rick Gervais) and politicians. Why: the …

Police warn dog owners not to carry weapons after attempted pet theft in Pickering and issue description of suspect #PetTheftReform

North Yorkshire Police have addressed comments on social media from dog owners who claimed they would carry weapons to defend their pet from thieves. The posts were made on Facebook in response to an appeal by officers in Ryedale for information on an attempted dog theft in Pickering on Monday evening. A man walking his …

Dog Theft getting more media attention on TV. Have you seen Nancy? #PetTheftReform

• Have you seen Nancy? • Why are we seeing an increase in dog thefts? • Where are dogs taken from? • Be wary of bogus RSPCA men! • Why don’t microchips help stolen dogs? • Why do we need better laws to protect our pets? Watch here:- https://youtu.be/o0_nqKcKOB8 STOLEN NANCY STILL MISSING: Taken from …

Sonny reunited after a police raid in Bristol, the thieves cut his hair to change his appearance #PetTheftReform

Family on Facebook: I’m going to do 2 posts as one is probably going to be removed and if I go quiet I’ve probably been banned. First a huge thank you to the Doglost team and all you wonderful people who have kept him in the limelight. Sonny was found by chance when police raided …

Gloucestershire Police appeal for help to locate the families of the 15 dogs they have rescued #PetTheftReform

Officers are appealing for anyone who thinks they may own any of the dogs rescued during a warrant in Quedgeley yesterday (Friday 12 February) to come forward as the investigation continues. Initial enquiries, including checks on microchips, have been carried out on 15 adult dogs recovered at a location in Naas Lane but no owners …

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 are …

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. …

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) …

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 which …

FOUND: Litter of bulldog puppies stolen from borough home have been rescued #PetTheftReform

A litter of puppies stolen from a house in Leigh in the early hours of the morning have been returned home. Brazen thieves had forced their way inside an address in Shelley Street, Leigh, during the early hours of this morning (Tuesday February 1), before taking the seven Old English Bulldog pups, which are just …

‘Heart-breaking’ dog thefts forcing owners to take hunt into own hands, as Flash’s family appeal for help #PetTheftReform

Dog owners in South Wales say police are not doing enough to fight a recent rise in dog crime.  Over the past few months, reports of dog thefts have been widespread with many owners making heartfelt appeals for the return of their four-legged friends.  The ‘Help find Flash’ campaign has been ongoing for more than …

Police re-appeal for help to find stolen dog Benny from Tring #PetTheftReform

The Police have a description of a potential male witness they would like to identify as part of their enquiries. A male Pomeranian named Benny was stolen from his owner’s vehicle – a white Hyundai – in the Tesco supermarket car park on London Road between 3.50pm and 4.15pm on Thursday, December 17. Benny, who …

Arrest as up to 80 suspected stolen dogs are found by police – Swansea Bay News #PetTheftReform

Police have recovered a large number of dogs suspected to have been stolen in recent months at two locations over the weekend. Dyfed-Powys Police and South Wales Police attended two areas where dogs and puppies with a total value of tens of thousands of pounds were found. South Wales Police observed several dogs being released… …

Police warning over suspected dog thief in South Ribble, Lancashire #PetTheftReform

Dog owners have been warned about a “suspicious man” who they believe might be trying to steal dogs in South Ribble. Police have received a number of similar reports describing the man who appears to be targeting dog walkers in Lostock Hall. PCSO Kieran Robinson has been tasked with investigating the reports and raising awareness …

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 contact …

Warning to dog owners after theft of Flora a Wakefield man’s beloved cocker spaniel outside Co-op store is reunited #PetTheftReform

FLORA REUNITED: Too Hot to Handle – dumped and found. 23rd January 2021 Message from family: Whhooppppeeee flora is home. Thank you so so much for everyone’s help ♥️♥️♥️ go team flora you have ALL been amazing and tony and I love you all so much. It’s been a very emotional hour, and i would …

IRELAND: The Dáil is to consider a motion to increase the penalties for the theft of pets #PetTheftReform

The Regional Group of TDs wants the Government to use a bill that is currently being considered by the Oireachtas as a legal mechanism to change the law quickly and act as a further deterrent against pet theft. There were 244 dogs reported as stolen in 2020, according to approximate figures from An Garda Síochána’s …

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! Help …

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 add …

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, …

Image released of truck believed to have driven off with cocker spaniel Daisy who was stolen from Hollingbourne near Maidstone in Kent #PetTheftReform

“Daisy is a rescue dog who had been taken in by two pensioners. “It is very sad that she has suddenly been snatched from her new and loving family and we want to get her back. A Facebook post appealing for the hound’s safe return has been shared widely on social media, increasing the hope …

Dog owners warned to be vigilant in Cambridgeshire after rise in nearby thefts #PetTheftReform

Dog owners are being warned to be extra vigilant and double-check their security after a rise in dog thefts. The demand for dogs has soared across the country due to more people working from home and having extra time on their hands during lockdown. Cambridgeshire Police are now warning owners to review their security to make …

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

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

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: …

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 highlighted …

Ex-burglar explains truth behind signs thieves leave at your home #PetTheftReform

People across the country have reported an increase in strange signs being left outside their homes – including plastic ties on lampposts, gates, bins and fences – with fears they are being targeted by burglary gangs. Many fear the plastic ties are symbols left behind to alert thieves to where dogs can be stolen – …

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 west …

1,100 Hackney residents join search for widow’s lost dog as it’s her ‘only companion’ #PetTheftReform

The 80-year-old stands at the door at night waiting for ‘her boy’ to come home A huge number of Hackney residents have joined the search for an elderly widow’s lost dog, which she misses “to the point of heartbreak.” Philomena Boenke, 80, has been the proud owner of her dog Brandy for all 16 years …

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 the …

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 there …

Stolen dog on A127: New appeal to find Louie the Dachshund #PetTheftReform

Dachshund Louie hasn’t been seen for more than two months ever since he was snatched by a thief in Southend. The pooch had escaped from his home near Lavender Mews and eventually made his way onto the A127. Louie was chased by a man who had jumped out of a white transit van and was eventually …

Kind stranger donates £1,000 to search for disabled girl’s beloved dog in Rotherham #PetTheftReform

A kind stranger has donated £1,000 to up the reward for a little girl’s dog believed to have been stolen in Rotherham. Lucy the pug went missing from the Thurcroft area of Rotherham on September 2, 2020, and has not been seen since. Chloe had taken her eyes off the little dog for just a …

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 following …

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

Ruby stolen from back garden in Desborough, Northamptonshire #PetTheftReform

An appeal has been launched after a family’s beloved pet dog was stolen from the back garden of their house in Desborough, Northamptonshire on 17th January 2021. The thief or thieves cut through a padlock on the gate of a run to take Ruby, a three-and half-year old Cocker Spaniel. The family, who live on …

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 the …

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

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 recently …

STOLEN BUSTER has caught Iain Duncan Smith MPs attention, as he writes about the Growing public support for tougher pet theft sentences #PetTheftReform

2020 has been the worst ever year for dog thefts – tougher sentences are needed for pet theft. Although this may not make national news, for many, many families what is happening to their dogs is heart-breaking. 2020 has seen an increase in dog thefts of 250 per cent in some areas. More time at …

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

As if things weren’t bad enough, now dognappers are targeting our pets #PetTheftReform

Heartless thieves have taken the one pleasure lockdown afforded us and filled it with fear, all for the sake of making money. The Telegraph,14 January 2021. Hannah Betts The average price of a puppy doubled during 2020 A new horror is stalking the nation’s streets: dognapping, lockdown having yielded what one politician refers to as …

Families left ‘devastated’ as dogs and puppies stolen in separate overnight thefts #PetTheftReform

Police have issued a warning following the two incidents near Neath and Swansea A total of six animals were snatched in separate incidents in Llandarcy, near Neath, and Llangyfelach, near Swansea, and officers say they fear some of the young pups are unlikely to survive without their mother. Two black and white old English cross …

FOUR PUPPIES WERE STOLEN 10.45PM ON 13th JANUARY 2021, FROM LICENSED BREEDERS #PetTheftReform

Update:-I am so happy to announce , the 2 Old English Sheepdog puppies have been found and reunited with mum and family. I cannot give out any other information as the other 2 Cavachons are still missing. Thankyou everyone. STOLEN from Llandarcy, Neath, South Wales in house burglary from our conservatory in a remote location. …

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 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 in …

£10K reward offered for return of ‘stolen’ dog Enzo #PetTheftReform

A WOMAN who lost her dog in Tameside was told it had been reported as found in Mottram only for it to disappear again. Angela Casale has offered up a £10,000 reward to find her beloved Enzo after the 20 month old cocker spaniel disappeared on a walk early last month. She was at the …

STOLEN PENNY REUNITED 🐾❤️🐾 The update we’ve all been waiting for! Social media at its best. Thank you all #PetTheftReform

Stacey on Facebook shared a photo of a dog she found:- “So tonight on my way home from work around 10pm i found this little beauty soaking wet and running in main country lanes near Brownhills. Absolutely gorgeous & very friendly. I’m go to a vets now to see if this little dog is chipped …

Plymouth student in ‘terrifying’ attack by dog thieves #PetTheftReform

A dog owner was knocked to the ground and punched in a “terrifying” attack by two men trying to steal her pet. Student Allie Knight, 22, was attacked near Mutley Plain, Plymouth, as she walked her pug Paddy. It came amid a rise in thefts of dogs as a result of the pandemic, police forces …

Dog thefts double as pet prices soar during the coronavirus lockdown #PetTheftReform

Making it the worst year ever for the crime, says volunteer group – The Mail on Sunday, January 10, 2021 A huge rise in heartless dog thefts has been blamed on the coronavirus pandemic The number of dogs stolen during the past year in Britain has doubled, making it the worst year ever for the …

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

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. …

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 the …