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 rise during the first lockdown, but it remains on the force’s watch-list.
The popularity of having a furry companion during lockdown has amplified the prices of dogs and unscrupulous illegal dog breeders and criminals are taking advantage.
Chief Superintendent Bill Dutton said: “While we don’t want to alarm people we do want to make sure you continue to take extra precautions to keep your pets safe. We understand that they are part of the family and the effect of having a pet stolen can be harrowing and distressing.
“Callous dog thieves don’t care about the heartbreak they cause, they just see the potential for making money – so we want to take this opportunity to remind you to keep your dog secure with some simple steps to make it harder for thieves.
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