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 , …

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, …

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

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

Update from Milo’s family: Today we have had the worst news possible… our Milo has been found and has sadly passed away. Right now we don’t even know how to begin getting our heads around this devastating news. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of our boy. Thank you all so much for your …

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. …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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) …

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… …

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, …

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 …

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 …