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Dog theft on the rise in Uk

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A Wake Up Call: Dog Theft is on the Rise in the UK

It’s Every dog owner’s nightmare: waking up to find that your beloved pet is gone. Unfortunately, this nightmare has become reality for an increasing number of dog owners in the United Kingdom. In recent years, there has been a surge in reported cases of dog theft, with many owners finding that their dogs have been stolen from their homes or while out on walks.

This disturbing trend has left many dog owners feeling worried and helpless. How can you protect your furry friend from becoming a victim of these heartless criminals? Keep reading to find out.

Be aware of your surroundings

Thieves often target areas where they know there are many dogs present, such as busy parks or dog-walking routes. If you’re out walking your dog, be sure to keep them close by and be aware of anyone who seems to be paying too much attention to them.

Keep your property secure

Make sure all doors and windows are properly locked, and install a good quality security system if possible. If you have a garden, be sure to secure it with a fence or wall that is high enough to deter would-be thieves.

Don’t leave your dog unattended in public places

This includes tying them up outside a shop while you run errands or leaving them in the car while you go into a restaurant (no matter how short the time period may be). Criminals are opportunists, and they will take advantage of any situation where a dog is left unattended and vulnerable.

Keep an eye on social media

In recent years, there have been reports of thieves using social media platforms to scout out potential targets by monitoring posts about people going on vacation or being away from home for extended periods of time. If you must post about being away from home, be sure to make your profile private so that only your friends and family can see it.

Get insurance for your dog

In the unfortunate event that your dog is stolen, having insurance can help ease the financial burden of trying to locate and recover them.(Locksmith)

No one wants to think about their dog being stolen, but it’s important to be prepared just in case. By following the tips above, you can help reduce the risk of your furry friend becoming a victim of these heartless criminals. And if the worst does happen, having insurance can give you some peace of mind knowing that you’ll have some financial assistance in the search for your beloved pet.(Locksmith)

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