KC welcomes tougher sentences for dog theft


Cashing in

Ed Hayes, head of public affairs at The KC, said: “We’re delighted that the Home Secretary has recognised the devastating effects of pet theft and the need for reform, especially in the current climate where demand for dogs is sky-high and criminals are cashing in.

“Currently the theft of a dog is treated no more seriously than the theft of a mobile phone, despite the utter heartbreak it causes, making it a low-risk crime as well as a profitable one.”


Stronger penalties

He added: “We have always been in favour of tougher sentencing and stronger penalties for pet theft – and especially in the current climate, we would urge the Government to take swift action, recognising the emotional value of pets and impact on their owners’ lives and increasing penalties accordingly.”

Advice on preventing dog theft and further information on The KC’s campaign is available on the organisation’s website.


KC welcomes tougher sentences for dog theft

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