What advice police are giving dog owners amid spate of thefts in North Wales? #PetTheftReform

Officers are investigating several thefts and attempted thefts, as well as reports that subsequently proved groundless Dog owners are being urged to check security but not to panic over a mini spate of dog thefts in North Wales. In the past fortnight North Wales Police(NWP) has begun investigating a number of thefts and attempted thefts …

Stolen dog found as POLICE are warning dog owners to remain vigilant following a recent dog theft in Holsworthy #PetTheftReform

Police recently circulated an appeal in relation to the theft of a working border collie dog from the Thornbury area of Holsworthy but they are pleased to announce the dog has been located and recovered.   Fern was stolen from her home in Thornbury overnight between Monday, December 6, and Tuesday, December 7.  Devon and Cornwall …

Greater Manchester Police reunite stolen Zeus ##PetTheftReform

Amazing result today and brilliant support over the past few weeks. WELL DONE & THANK YOU to Greater Manchester Police and all involved in making this home coming possible. Home in time for Christmas. This is an ongoing Police investigation. Thank you to all who shared. 17th December 2021 ZEUS: Stolen from Gorton, Manchester , …

Police reunite stolen dog #PetTheftReform

South Cambridgeshire Police: What’s better than getting your stolen dog back? Getting it back for Christmas! 🐶 This poor spaniel was rescued by RCAT in Willingham. They also recovered a stolen road roller, seized a small truck and arrested a male at the scene who was also wanted for burglary. #RCATClaus https://www.facebook.com/128250330651353/posts/2317084451767919/?d=n

FANTASTIC news BLUE is safely back home, back in time for Christmas. So happy for that little boy. 10th December 2021 #PetTheftReform

Boy, 4, in tears walking the streets searching for his ‘best friend’ BLUE is a 8 month old, pocket Bulldog stolen from garden in Kirkdale on 6th December 2021. Paul Goodwin four is ‘stressed and crying’ as he walks the streets searching for his best friend A heartbroken mum is desperately searching the streets in …

#PeoplesPetAward Special Recognition Award for the team behind the #PetTheftReform campaign

We as SAMPA a campaigning group were recognised in the #PeoplesPetAwards last night with a ‘Special Recognition Award’ for the #PetTheftReform campaign. Special thanks go to Dr Daniel Allen and Doglost.co.uk who gave evidence to the Government’s Pet Theft Taskforce. Thank you to everyone who signed the petitions and wrote to your MP, working together …

OUR DOGS HAVE BEEN STOLEN: In the early hours this morning! #PetTheftReform

Stolen from Walsall, Birmingham, West Midlands, WS3 area on Friday, 10th December 2021 ELSA: The white French Bulldog is still missing. Lila and Rosa are now safely back home. Please help us find them CONTACT POLICE ON 101 LILA REUNITED, French Bulldog, female, lilac/tan with some whiteMICROCHIPPED ROSA REUNITED, British Bulldog, female, blue tri colouredMICROCHIPPED …

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, …

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

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

Dr Daniel Allen, the man behind a campaign which succeeded in getting the law changed to make dog snatching a criminal offence is ramping up efforts to get it on the law books quicker #PetTheftReform

Dr Daniel Allen, the man behind a campaign which succeeded in getting the law changed to make dog snatching a criminal offence is ramping up efforts to get it on the law books quicker #PetTheftReform

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. …

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’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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

Stolen dogs: Couple offer £20k life savings for return of pets #PetTheftReform

Dachshunds Purdy and Pippin were taken from their garden in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, on 23 January 2021. Ruth Benson said she and her children had been left “heartbroken” since the disappearance of the “priceless” pair. A pet detective agency told the BBC thefts were on the rise due to a rising demand for pets during …

THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE PET ABDUCTION AS A SPECIFIC OFFENCE #PetTheftReform

New offence to tackle dog theft moves step closer – Government press release 18th November 2021 A new criminal offence to crack down on dog theft and put people who steal these much loved pets behind bars for up to five years has been set out in the Government’s Kept Animals Bill today. The dog …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 – …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 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 they …

Police appeal renewed following theft of eight puppies in Radway Green

Detectives investigating the theft of eight puppies from an address in Radway Green are renewing their appeal for information. Between 12.30pm and 12.45pm on Tuesday 24 November 2020, an unknown person broke into an address in Butterton Lane.Once inside they ransacked the property and stole a jewellery box, along with six three-day-old Cane Corso puppies …