Everyday stories of dog thefts are heard from dog forums and groups. A few days ago, the BBC published an article on dog thefts in England and Wales, announcing a 22% increase in the number of reports over the last two years.
In the The Londog’s latest blogpost I talked about ten tips to prevent dog loss. What if you lost your dog? Reacting quickly increases your chances to reunite with your pooch. And having a handy guide and knowing where to start, instead of beginning to look for the relevant phone numbers from scratch, would save you precious time! For this reason I put together a list of handy contact details for you I will share with you in this blog post.
One of the worst nightmares, for dog owners, is that their beloved dog goes missing.
The Dogs Trust’s Stray Dogs Survey 2015 estimated that, over 2014-2015, 102,363 stray dogs were handled by local authority dog wardens and environmental health officers (47,000 of which were deemed abandoned, though). According to the Survey, between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015, around 50% of collected dogs were reunited with their owners, 22% passed to welfare organisations or dog kennels for rehoming, while a reputed number of 5,142 dogs was put to sleep by local authorities (around 5%).