The 2021 UK Cat Theft Report: In a year of soaring dog thefts during lockdown, we are asking the question: Are our family cats a target too? With the public, media and police quite understandably focusing their attention on the burgeoning rise of dogs being stolen - we have all seen the shocking headlines during the Covid pandemic - has this created the opportunity for cat theft to become an increasingly invisible crime? Pet theft is NOT yet a specific crime despite several government petitions leading to parliamentary debates. Gathering data on cat theft is proving to be increasingly difficult due to the disparate nature of recording crime statistics across the forces, but perversely, had we requested data on bicycles, scrap metal or even wild mushroom theft, we would be working with a full return of figures as all three have their own categories under the Theft Act 1968. It's scandalous that the law attaches more value to these inanimate objects than it does our cherished compan
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Pet Theft Awareness Week 2021 No copyright on any of the graphics. Images at footer are created 'dog theft' images. Please use where appropriate. Pre Week - 'Who Steals Dogs?' 1. Mar.14th: DTAD - Sign Petition and Write to MPs (Sun) 2. Mar.15th: Prevention (Mon) 3. Mar.17th: Where are Dogs Stolen From? (Wed) 4. Mar.19th: Horse (Fri) 5. Mar.20th: Don't Buy Stolen Pets (Sat) 6. Mar.21st: #MissingCatsDay (Sun) Images below copyright free. Staged dog theft photographs.