27 Feb 2021

Dog thefts soar by 170% during lockdown

Police have warned dog owners to be wary about posting their whereabouts on social media in case it reveals their pet’s location – in the effort to combat a worrying rise in dog thefts.

According to the charity DogLost an estimated 96 dogs were stolen in the first two months of this year – a sharp increase on in the same period last year.

Some breeds can fetch thousands of pounds, as Kiran Moodley reports