Pet Theft Awareness
*URGENT!* Please sign now – Petition ends next month!
Are you concerned about the theft of your pets? We think you should be!
49% of dogs stolen are taken from people’s gardens according to a recent survey by Dr Louise Grove, a criminologist at Loughborough and alarmingly dog theft is on the increase.
This information has alerted a number of MP’s including Neil Parish chairman of APGAW who has intimated that dog theft will be on his group’s agenda in the near future.
For some time now Pet Theft Awareness (supported by amongst others the Kennel Club, Petlog, Doglost, Dog Theft Alert) have been running an e-petition “Tougher Penalties to Deter Pet Theft” and following Adrian Goldberg’s piece on dog theft on BBC’s 5Live has seen a dramatic upsurge on signatures.
Richard Jordan of VioVet, and co-founder of PTA said “We are delighted with this recent interest in our e-petition. We are now so close to getting the 10,000 signatures needed to get a response from the Home Office but we need them by the end of January. I beg anyone that has not voted to do so immediately. It will make a difference and strengthen our hand as we move forward in our campaign”
If achieved this will be the first e-petition on dog theft to reach this figure. To make it happen simply go to the e-petition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45882 .
Karen is the proud owner of two Shetland Sheepdogs and has been involved with missing & stolen dogs for a few years, taking a break for a little while due to family commitments she is now ready to commit her time to DTA and the work that we do.
Karen’s passion and love for dogs has opened her eyes to the trauma of what the owner go through and more importantly what the dog goes through when separated from the family they love and trust. She says “It is so important to raise awareness of the dangers that we as dog owners/lovers sadly face today. We should as responsible dog owners get our dogs micro chipped to help them be reunited should they go missing, making sure records are up to date to protect our four legged family member. I am happy to be a part of DTA promote their aims in keeping our dogs safe”
We have three main aims: Prevention, guidance to victims, and to campaign for tougher laws. If you own a gundog the chances are that someone else will want it! DogLost.co.uk report that half the dogs registered with them are gundog types. Some will be irreplaceable pets and many will be highly trained and valuable working dogs. If your gundog was stolen please contact us as we’d like to highlight your story to help others.
During GTAW we’ll be offering preventative tips, showing how technology can help, and highlighting why more needs to be done to fight back against the thieves!
The newly founded Dog Welfare Alliance is a non-profit organization that connects all those who have an interest in dog behavior and welfare. Your membership subscriptions are donated to rescue shelters so that they can save dogs in urgent need and ultimately, as the organization grows, these will also fund dog sanctuaries. The first dog to be helped within 10 days of the launch of the Dog Welfare Alliance was Alma, a one-eyed Romanian street dog, whose transport costs were donated to Blind Dog Rescue UK so that she could be brought to safety. You can find out about Alma in the DWA blog.
The Dog Welfare Alliance actively support Dog Theft Action and the work we do visit them http://www.dogwelfarealliance.com
**Join DTA** 12 October 2013 10:00 – 16:00
Dog Delight Day ORGANISED BY K-9 MASSAGE OF UNITY THERAPIES 4 U
West Parley Memorial Hall Admission Adults 50p
‘All things Canine’
THERAPIES: SERVICES: TREATS
Money Raised from Refreshments will go to Waggy Tails Rescue
DTA will have a stand where you can check your chip – on your dogs of course! look forward to seeing you there!
New Chairperson for DTA from 1st September 2013
Dog Theft Action (registered charity 1115706) is pleased to announce a number of changes among our Trustees. After ten years, Margaret Nawrockyi is retiring as secretary. Nick Nawrockyi is also stepping down as treasurer and webmaster and Neil Ewart is retiring as Chairman. All three have been invited to remain as Trustees, and we are delighted that they have accepted. The new Chairperson is Lady Sylvia Tabor and she will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the charity. We also welcome Joe Tabor as a new Trustee and treasurer and Sarah Ogden as a new Trustee and webmaster.
The Trustees look forward to meeting the charity’s new challenges with enthusiasm. We would like to thank our supporters for all their help and expertise and hope that they will continue to help DTA bring its message to dog owners across the country.
He has also produced a video for Youtube which we would like to share with as many people as possible. Read the update below! Continue reading ‘Support PupAid!’
Leaving your dog unattended in a car is dangerous for two reasons… Pet Theft Awareness have produced this excellent poster to spell out the danger! Continue reading ‘Don’t forget…’
DTA is currently working on security recommendations for breeders. If you have any advice or tips in this area, please do get in touch with us at email@example.com