Canine theft within the UK has gone up by a whopping 250 per cent in 2020, an increase being attributed to coronavirus restrictions.
With so many individuals after a pet or canine companion over lockdown, police stated organised crime is behind most of the thefts.
There is a quickly rising market during which costs for puppies have been pushed up markedly – with the worth of some breeds quadrupling. Melissa Cole nonetheless has Jess, however her different canine, a feminine, continues to be within the arms of thieves.
“I believe sadly, Tig, like numerous feminine canines has been taken in order that she may be bred for puppies and the horrible factor about that’s that they do not get correct veterinary care,” Melissa defined, “they do not take care of these canines, they rinse them for as many litters of puppies they will, as a result of all they see them as is pound indicators.”
The thieves who stole Tig have demanded a ransom for her return. That is not regular.
They even used youngsters to make calls to her to attempt to persuade her to pay up.
Campaigners say pets are handled as an individual’s property, like a cell phone, in order the legislation stands, pet thefts are handled as petty crime.
Almost half-a-million individuals have signed a petition calling for theft of a pet to be made a particular crime.