Bedford woman fighting for change as stolen dogs treated ‘like mobile phones’

A DOG owner who tracked down her stolen pet via Facebook is calling for the thefts of animals to be taken more seriously. Connie Wisniewski, 26, was devastated when her two and a half year old French bulldog Fleur was taken from her Bedford home on New Year's Eve. Connie said: "My heart sunk, I …

REUNITED THANKS TO CCTV AND POLICE INTERVENTION.  LEON STOLEN ASSISTANCE DOG. Thief goes to court.

Dog owner 'elated' after police reunite her with stolen pet a week after Valentine's Day attack An overjoyed Lyndsay Andersson, who has MS, said she never expected to see Leon again after he was stolen from her in Shepherd's Bush. Leon was stolen after owner was pushed to the ground. A woman who whose dog …

Dartford MP says new sentencing guidelines will ‘bitterly disappoint’ victims of dog theft.

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has criticised the Sentencing Council for failing to include guidelines for dog theft in its latest review. On 24th January 2017, new guidelines were set out for magistrates’ courts in England and Wales for a range of offences including animal cruelty, some driving offences and TV Licence evasion. Mr Johnson, who …

A much loved family dog stolen from an oasthouse garden

Dog stolen: Fifi the golden cocker spaniel was taken from Collier Street, Kent. She won’t be of any use to breeders because she’s infertile. Five-year-old female golden cocker spaniel Fifi was taken from Haviker Street at about 1.25pm on Sunday. Devastated owner Kate Kershaw-Smith fears the copper coloured pet may have been taken to breed …

Dog owners’ NIGHTMARE as burglars target homes and gardens to steal cherished pets

DOG snatchers are targeting homes and gardens to steal beloved pets from right under the noses of owners. New shock figures from police reveal how nearly half of all dogs stolen are being grabbed by burglars targeting dwellings and gardens. A high proportion of the stolen pets are so-called "handbag" breeds - French bulldogs, pugs, …

The joy of being reunited can never be underestimated, Wallph is back home.

WALLPH REUNITED PHOTO ❤️ Comment from owner:- Truly... Madly... Deeply... Emotional right now 💖💖💖 Having Wallph home & safe in under 24hrs from being taken outside Tescos on Bold St (is outstanding)...!!!!! The incredible spirit of every single person out there meant that all eyes here on the ground in Liverpool were wide. And I …

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

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

Exclusive: Dog thefts leave hundreds of Leeds families devastated

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

Where are Britain’s dognapping hotspots? Canine crime crisis exposed in our interactive map. Mirror Online

A Mirror Online investigation reveals a rise in dog thefts and which breeds are being taken in your area as campaigners warn pets are being stolen as 'easy money' by criminal gangs. Dognappers are striking every FIVE HOURS on the streets of Britain as organised gangs are targeting family pets as 'risk-free, easy money'. Certain …

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

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

Watch moment cat burglar kidnaps Islington Nisa’s pet tabby Bella | Crime & Court | Islington Gazette

Shopkeepers at Nisa Local, just across from Angel station in St John Street, are “devastated” after a man wearing a Union Jack beanie hat swooped on their pet at about 2pm last Wednesday. The tabby, named Bella, has been at the family-run shop for 10 months and is hugely popular with customers. CCTV footage shows …