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Cheshire: Police issue advice on how to keep your dogs safe

POLICE in Cheshire are reminding residents to take some simple precautions to protect their dogs. The National Police Chiefs Council highlighted the nationwide rise in dog thefts with the charity DogLost seeing a large increase in the number of dogs reported to them as stolen. In Cheshire police have seen a slight decrease following a […]

Dog owner smashes through ice to save dog.

A frantic puppy was rescued from a frozen lake after it fell into the water and got stuck in the ice while chasing a duck. The dog slipped into the water in Victoria Park, Hackney, London, at around 11.30am on Sunday, and could be heard yelping for help in a footage of the incident. Its […]

Gizmo back home after going missing in Thetford Forest three weeks ago

After several sightings in the area since going missing in the snow three weeks ago, Gizmo has finally been safely reunited with owner Kate. Gizmo went missing with her pal Ruby on 23 January but sadly Ruby passed away after it was suspected she had been hit by a car shortly after both dogs disappeared. […]

Stolen Perthshire dogs mentioned on Good Morning Scotland

As part of a feature on dog theft, the owner of three dogs stolen in Perthshire last year tells the story of how one of them was recovered over 360 miles away in the West Midlands. Dog theft is a significant and growing problem across the UK during the pandemic and one of the stolen […]

DogLost’s first celebrity supporter dies

DogLost’s very first celebrity supporter crossed rainbow bridge on Monday. CH Soletrader Peek a Boo, known as Jilly, was Crufts Best in Show in 2013. I watched her win the Hound Group at Crufts after a hard day promoting DogLost, but it was the final when she made history as the first Petit Basset Griffon […]

Iain Duncan Smith MP on LBC

Earlier today, Iain Duncan Smith MP shared his views on tougher sentences for pet theft with Nick Ferrari on LBC. You can listen to part of his interview here: Talking to @NickFerrariLBC earlier today.2020 has seen an increase in dog thefts of 250% in some areas, and a 168% rise in searches for puppies for […]

Lockdown leads to 170% increase in dog thefts

For many dog owners, the pandemic has meant more time at home with their pets. But the demand for dogs has also led to a huge increase in thefts. The value of some breeds has tripled in the past year and criminals have been quick to cash in as Anna Youssef reports. Samantha Hatton’s 18 month old […]

Woman kicked dognapper in shin as he snatched lead from her hand

A woman kicked a dognapper in the shin after he tried to snatch her dog’s lead from her hand. Rachel Soley, 41, was ‘absolutely terrified’ after two men said ‘give me your dog’ as she walked her dog Woody on Salters Lane South in Darlington, County Durham. Officials say incidents like these are rare, but […]

Dog owner ‘broken’ after Spring Spaniels stolen

A dog owner is “absolutely broken” after his two Springer Spaniels were stolen from outside of his home.   Matthew Cullum, a farmer from Forncett, just south of Norwich, said “laws need to change” after his dogs, Bonnie and Tilly, were taken between 5pm and 6pm on Wednesday, January 27. The Springer Spaniels are working dogs, both three years old, with brown heads, white bodies and fairly small. […]

Pandemic pet demand blamed for surge in UK dog thefts

When six of Sarah’s dogs were stolen in late December, she was left reeling. But she was not alone, as increasing numbers of pet owners have experienced similar losses across Britain. “I can’t name one feeling because there was too many — I was basically shocked, upset, frightened because of how this happened,” the 35-year-old, […]

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus in human saliva samples with 94% accuracy, according to German scientists. The dogs, which were trained at Hanover’s University of Veterinary Medicine, have been primed to pick up the ‘corona odour’ of infected cells, according to German armed forces vet Esther Schalke. Some of the pandemic-fighting pups include Filou, a […]

Family’s devastation as dog stolen from yard near Rothwell

Police are investigating A woman has spoken of her family’s heartbreak after their beloved dog was stolen from their yard near Rothwell. Amelia Brookshaw’s family’s Springer spaniel Cressy went missing from Thorpe Underwood Farm, between Harrington and Rothwell, last Thursday (January 28), and is believed to have been taken at about 2.55pm. The failed gun […]


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