We’ve been made aware of an upcoming television programme about dog theft being made for the BBC Crimewatch Roadshow, featuring the MET and Kent police forces. Watch this space for further details!
Dog Theft Action is proud to support Marc’s campaign against puppy and kitten farming. Please lend your support by signing his petition! Continue reading ‘Big day for pets – Wednesday 8th May!’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
DTA cannot stress enough the importance of keeping your dog safe and being aware of the threat of dog theft.
Dogwatch UK recently posted the following advice:
“Staffordshire police report that gangs of thieves that steal dogs to order are identifying their targets by daubing the letter “K” on gateposts. The burglars return later to take the animals which are then sold on an Internet black market. The most popular targets are trained working dogs and the biggest rise in thefts has been among cocker spaniels. About 3,500 dog thefts were reported across the country last year, up by 17% on the previous year. The police stress that it is essential to have your dog microchipped.”
If this is happening in your area, please report it to your local police.
For many years now, Dog Theft Action has considered its presence at Crufts to be one of its top priorities. As a charity dedicated to informing dog owners about the dangers of dog theft, and promoting responsible dog ownership, DTA believes that staffing a stand and handing out literature at Crufts is one of the best ways of fulfilling those objectives.
This year was a very special Crufts for DTA, following the announcement of a new type of scanner technology which would indicate whether a dog had been reported lost or stolen to the database. Continue reading ‘After the Show: Crufts 2013!’
Dog Theft Action (DTA) would like to thank Nick Smith, Director of The Pet Technology Store who has generously donated 10 Halo Scanners to the Dog Theft Action Scanner Appeal.
These innovative, hand held scanning devices will be presented to 10 rescue organization at Crufts 2013 on Saturday 9th March at 12.00 in the press office of the NEC Birmingham in recognition of the outstanding work they do. Continue reading ‘Generous donation of Halo Scanners!’