There were two incidents where dogs were stolen during the night of Tuesday 26th January. On both occasions pure bred dogs or new-born puppies were taken from secure outside pens. One incident was in Alveston, South Gloucestershire and the other at Queen Charlton in Bath & North East Somerset.
Whilst both of these were outside of our area, this does not mean it could not head our way and it is far better to be forewarned.
We want to remind all dog owners to review and increase the security of their pets wherever possible. Ensure that they are microchipped and registered, and make sure your garden is secure.
It is estimated that dog thefts have increased by 250% as the Covid restrictions have caused a huge demand for puppies across the country. Although these offences are classified as “Theft”, losing a pet in this way can cause enormous trauma and heartbreak to a family.
You can find advice on protecting your dog on many sites on the internet, one of them being: