Missing, Stolen Lost & Found Dog Groups
There approximately 1,000 posts per week of dogs stolen or missing. That is just on PETS LOST AND FOUND NATIONWIDE UK (DOGS) and there are hundreds of other lost dog groups all over the country.
There many individual Facebook Groups & Websites that are dedicated to helping to find Missing Pets and here are just a few of them. To see the actual group click on the link below:
Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance
PETS LOST AND FOUND NATIONWIDE UK (DOGS)
Get Them Home UK
Found in the Pound UK
WALES LOST STOLEN FOUND DOGS
Pets Forever – Lost, Found and Re-united FAMILY DOGS LOST & STOLEN UK
Keep Your Dog Safe By Following These Tips:
South Yorkshire Police say there was a 44% increase in dog thefts last year. Police say there were 36 dogs stolen last year, up 25 from 11 in 2019 Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Henderson said: “Reports of dog thefts are a national issue, and we are seeing increases across the country.
“We understand how distressing it is to be a victim of dog theft and I would encourage anybody who believes their dog has been stolen to report it to us. This gives us a better understanding of where it is happening and enables us to undertake enquiries to identify those responsible.
“Dog thefts can often be linked to organised crime groups as a way of making money. Stolen pedigree breeds can sell for thousands of pounds, and with more people working from home at the moment the demand for dogs has increased.
“Please take steps to keep your dog safe and out of the hands of criminals.
“Never leave your pet tied-up unattended, such as outside shops
“Make sure your dog is wearing a collar and ID tag when in a public place, as you are now required to do by law. Include your surname, telephone number, address and full post code and if there’s room, put ‘microchipped’ on the tag if your dog has a chip.
“Ensure your dog can be permanently identified by its microchip and check with your vet every year that details are up to date.
“Keep all documentation relating to your dog(s) in a safe place. Include clear photos of front and side profiles of your dog, making a note of any unusual markings.
“Use a registered boarding kennel or professional dog carer with documentation to this effect unless you know someone who is trustworthy that will care for your dog in your absence.
“Train your dog not to go out of your sight on walks, use an extending lead if the dog does not comply. Vary your walk times and routes.
“Beware of strangers who show interest in your dog: don’t give details about your dog, don’t allow strangers to have their photograph taken with your dog.
“Ensure your garden or yard is secure. Check it regularly for wear and tear or gaps. It should keep your dog in and trespassers out. Keep your dog in view when it goes out into the garden, don’t leave it unattended.
“If you believe your dog has been stolen always report it to the police via 101 and also report it to your Local Authority’s Dog Warden service, local vets and rescue centres.
“If your dog is microchipped, report it to the microchip company and register it as lost or stolen. This will give you a better chance of being reunited with it if it is found.”