Dog Theft Rises by a Third


Dog theft is on the rise for the fourth year in a row, according to figures obtained by a leading pet charity. A freedom of information (FOI) request by Blue Cross to 38 UK police forces show dog theft crimes rose by a third. The FOI also asked for locations the dogs were stolen from and, despite many owners believing dogs are taken from a public place, the data reveals more than 70 per cent were stolen from where they live, and almost half from in the home.