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The Cat Theft Report

Cat owners love their pets just as much as dog owners love theirs! We wanted to find out if more cats are being stolen or is this crime now being commonly reported and properly recorded by the police?


Are cat owners being 'fobbed off' when they report to the Police that their beloved cat has been stolen?  Or are the Police correct to assume that a cat has the right to roam and they will often have several homes they like to visit? Are ownership disputes confused with outright stealing?

Cat theft victim Toni Clarke was devastated when her pet mysteriously disappeared after a delivery driver left at her property during the summer of 2013. As soon as she noticed her cat had gone she immediately reported the theft of her Siamese cat 'Clooney' but how serious did the Police take her plea to get her family member back?

"The reaction of the policeman answering my call could only be described as instant, disinterested dismissal, citing cats' 'right to roam&…

Ross Thompson MP Interview

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Ross Thomson MP’s second reading of the Pet (Theft) Bill
has been postponed to January 25th so that DEFRA and the government can have a thorough look at the details of Ross's proposals.

Please tell us about your own pet(s) and what they mean to you?I have a two year old Jack Russel cross Yorkshire Terrier called Poppy. The worst part of my job as an MP is every Monday morning and having to leave her to travel down to London. The fact she knows I’m leaving and does her uptmost to make me feel guilty about it just makes heading to London so much more harder.

I could not imagine returning home to find that Poppy wasn’t there, I don’t even want to contemplate the notion of her being stolen. For me, just like the millions of pet owners across the UK, Poppy is my family. To be honest I’m like a proud Dad. She has her moments, like any teenager, but I love her to bits and I would hate it for anything to happen to her.

You've already involved yourself in other pet welfare issues. How di…

Gundog Theft Awareness Week

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View the graphics for the Gundog Theft Awareness Week 2018