|A message from Cambridgeshire Constabulary: –
We’re urging pet owners to be vigilant and review their security after reports of a rise in dog thefts in other counties.
The demand for dogs has soared across the country due to more people working from home and having extra time on their hands.
DCI Chris O’Brien said: “Dogs are often part of the family and having them stolen can be absolutely devastating.
“Whilst we are not currently seeing an increase in dog thefts in Cambridgeshire, we’d urge pet owners to consider taking extra precautions to help deter thieves and protect your pets. You can never be too careful.”
Extra precautions include:
Always report stolen dogs to us, as sometimes officers have been able to reunite owners with their pets.
Anyone with information about a stolen dog, or suspicious behaviour, can report it via the force’s web chat service: https://bit.ly/2D9KFKH or by calling 101 if they do not have internet access.
For more advice, visit the force’s dedicated dog theft page: https://bit.ly/3iDogWH
Dog Owners Urged to Take Extra Precautions
25th January 2021