Monday, 25 March 2013

Retrieva: How technology is retrieving dogs.


You can now track your dog live on your mobile phone!
The Pet Theft Awareness Week is over but there is still a need to highlight innovative products which will help catch thieves and more importantly find your dog.

Retrieva supports PTA so we want to support their loyalty by promoting the World's first tracking and anti-theft dog collar.

If you really want peace-of-mind and you are worried about losing your dog (or live in a high-risk area) then there is no better way of tracking your dog than the Retrieva Collar.
You can follow your dog live on your mobile phone or ipad thanks to GPS technology.
You'll also get access to the Retrieva mapping and management panel for alerts, safe area monitoring and tracking through your computer.

It features an alert system to notify if it is being tampered with, lock broken and made with anti-cut webbing made exclusively for this collar.

The collar is Waterproof – which means your dog CAN go swimming in freshwater with it on.

If you are taking your dog on holiday you can benefit from international coverage using roaming Sim card (additional conditions may apply).

Other Major Benefits:


  • Panic button for the owner to alert friends or family of location if required.
  • A menu of automated alerts to choose from sent straight to your phone – including left home and arrived home, low or flat battery, panic alert, and safe area breach..
  • Ability to establish safe areas from computer or when out, with your phone.
  • LED test lights to show performance status.
  • View history of walks using the mapping panel and see where your dog really goes if it escapes.
  • Excellent customer service and support.
  • Live phone tracking on detailed topographical mapping or satellite imagery.
  • Live tracking to your computer or iPad.
  • Location on map or satellite image on request.
  • Anti theft features including lock, anti-cut webbing and tamper alert messages.
  • Safe areas / virtual fences.
  • Panic alert button for the owner.
  • Alert messages for escaping dogs, battery strength etc


The Retrieva tracking collar has been designed by looking at every aspect of a dog's life and behavior  It is being used by pet owners, for working and field sport dogs and service dogs.

For service dogs or specialist use please contact us directly so that we can explain the additional features not covered on the website.

Buy now for 20% off price until the end of the month - mention "Pet Theft Awareness".

website: http://www.retrievatracking.com

Friday, 22 March 2013

Thank you: Just a fraction of what you have all been doing!


A BIG THANK YOU to all our supporters:

Most of all we thank you for taking the time to visit these pages and sign our petition. We hope you will continue to support our crusade against pet criminals. We can’t just stand back and allow animals to go missing without trying to do something to stop it.
Through prevention and through a hope to change the law we all agree that pet theft needs tackling.

The past week has hopefully inspired others to offer support us especially with the petition. Please ask all your friends to sign it and help us get the target through forums and social media. Every signature counts.

Thank you to the follow who we hope will offer continued support and contribution:

  • To Philip Roberts from VioVet  for financially supporting the PTAW with leaflets, ICE cards and above all the services of Simon Curry and Richard Jordan whose innovative idea this was to launch the first ever Pet Theft Awareness Week.
  • To Arnot Wilson of the Dog Union who has helped tremendously to co-ordinate the event. His knowledge and expertise is hugely appreciated and this campaign would not have happened without his hard work.
  • To DogLost.co.uk who have given freely of their advice on security and preventative matters and providing case studies.
  • To Dog Theft Action for their support and helping to distribute our leaflets  at Crufts.
  •  To the Kennel Club and Petlog who have helped and advised on PR matters.
  • To Vets Get Scanning who distributed our leaflets at Crufts and allowed us to use their stand as our base.
  • To Halo Scanner and Scanner Angel who have so kindly donated 10 scanners to be given to a charity.
  • To Retrieva who have been so generous and offered 20% off their tracking collar for the week and now being extended for another week.
  • To Petloc for their kind offer of £5 off their anti-theft lead for the duration of PTAW and now being extended for a further week.
  • To Our Dogs for their press support and stuffing leaflets and ICE cards in every  Our Dogs goodie bag that left Crufts – well as long as they lasted.
  • To The Stolen Horse Register and Farmkey who kindly represented the horse theft awareness during the week.
  • And to Debby Golding who kindly supplied the case studies of stolen horses. She has been invaluable with daily guidance particularly with the equestrian content.
  • Pawsitive Canine Services in Sterling for having a wash and micro-chip event in conjunction with Pet Theft Awareness Week.
  • All of the amazing facebook groups and pages who have been so kind to share our messages with their own followers.
  • To all of our twitter followers who have been kindly retweeting and sharing our messages with their own followers.
  • All our supporters on our website for kindly sharing links and images on their websites, and offering other support through social media channels.

Without all these people and organisations contributing to PTAW, the event could not have been so successful and we look forward to their continued support in the years to come and we can make headway in reducing the cases of pet theft.

Here is another spot of one of our posters in Ivinghoe - Please do keep sending us your pictures, and our posters will continue to be available to download from here:


Ivinghoe Library




In our next post, we will be outlining our plans for the future!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

What happens now the week is over?


What happens now the week is over?

We’ve decided to maintain this website. The facebook page and the twitter account will both stay active.
as there appears to be a need for continual Pet Theft Awareness.

We still see dogs tethered outside shops and cafes and we hear daily of dogs and horses being taken from their owners.


The fight for our pets needs to carry on so we still want  to keep campaigning.


The most important way forward is to change the law and attempt to make pet theft not worth the risk to the thieves. The police and courts need more power to combat this sickening crime.


Our government e-petition has gained over 4000 signatures in 5 weeks. We have another 47 weeks to get a further 96,000 supporters.

Can this be achieved?
Only if everyone supports us by working with us. We’ll need an ‘all hands to the pump’ attitude.
If it isn’t achieved then PetTheft.co.uk and its supporters have tried our best to change the law.


The need for crime data:
We’ve been in contact with the Home Office, Defra and the police to try and get statistics on pet and horse theft and getting crime figures has so far drawn a blank wall. We are working on it.

We are hopeful that we can persuade the authorities to gather data on missing and stolen animals as currently it appears that dog and horse theft reports are accounted with the ‘other’ stolen items.

Would you believe, stolen cycles actually get statistical accounts but as a very kind lady from Hertfordshire Constabulary  told us “dogs and horses are accounted in with stolen objects such as plant pots”!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Day 7: Happy Endings: Never Give up Hope!


Thanks to organistions including http://www.doglost.co.uk , ScannerAngel, forums, facebook, twitter, teams of supporters, and maybe even luck…pets and horses do get reunited with their owners but often after many years of heartache.

If you are lucky enough to find your pet or horse then the ownership can be disputed so we emphasize the need to take photographs of distinguishing features to prove you are the legitimate owner. Click here to visit our "preventative measures" page. 

George – the Chocolate Labrador 

“George is my seven year old chocolate Labrador who has been my constant companion from a puppy. Around a year ago he was diagnosed with canine arthritis in his hips and his mobility was limited, thanks to medication he is now fully mobile but still feels the cold! I made a pact with George the day he was diagnosed that as he'd always looked after me, I would care for him till his final days.  For me and my partner George was not a pet, he was so much more... he was a much loved member of our family.

On a Thursday evening in Salisbury George went missing, we do not know how he managed to get out, or whether he was "helped" out but we do know that George was seen on the town's CCTV being taken away by a local homeless man with a rope around his neck.  We were beside ourselves with worry, not knowing where he was or how he was but we had a lead, we had a description of the man that had George.  In those first few hours myself, my partner and as many friends as we could enlist the help of, searched the town turning every corner and expecting to see him there waiting for us.  I called the dog warden, and every vet and welfare organisation in the area.  I kept my phone close at hand expecting a call to say that George had been handed over but that call did not come.

Within hours, we had every bus driver, taxi driver, traffic warden, police officer, bouncer, and paramedic keeping their eyes peeled. Every dog walker, and passer by in town were asked if they had seen him. Panic started to set in around midnight as the night started to draw in as did the cold.  We were worried about his arthritis worsening with every hour that passed. We stayed out all night scouring every alley and street corner but there was no sign of George or the man that CCTV had spotted.  As the morning came we were starting to feel helpless but our search continued.  We knew that we had to get the story of George's disappearance out to as many people as we could and as quick as we could as with every passing minute George was without his much needed medication.

In the morning I set myself at a computer whilst my partner and as many helpers he could find continued the search.  I utilised the help of facebook and twitter to get information of George's disappearance along with a photo out to as many people as i could, within hours his story was spreading across social networks at great speed. By the end of the day, his story had over eight thousand shares on facebook alone. I alerted petlog as George was chipped and reported him missing on Doglost.  I printed flyers and posters and my friends passed them out to shoppers in the town centre and posted them in every shop and available window they could. The messages and phone calls began to roll in thick and fast not only with messages of support but information on possible sightings as well. Over the course of the two days, most of the leads were incoherient and lead us to a dead end.  One however was extremely helpful in tracking George. One young lady saw George with the man fitting the right description at Salisbury train station getting on a train to Portsmouth. We called the local police there immediately. They informed us that two of their officers had seen a man fitting our description with a "brown dog" busking in Portsmouth city centre. My partner drove to Portsmouth immediately in the hope of finding George. Just after he left, the police phoned me back to inform me that they had picked George up and that he was waiting in custody. Half an hour later my partner picked him up and the reaction he gave to seeing him was more than enough proof for the officers on the case that it was George. George went wild and gave him lots of slobbery Labrador kisses upon being released from the holding cage.

George had been missing for two days and two nights and it only hit me a few days later once everything had calmed down how lucky we had been. During George's disappearance I had become emotionally and physically drained.  I had not slept and eaten very little, the worry had taken its toll as had the guilt.  I felt i had let him down or not done enough to keep him safe.  I was plagued by what-ifs and the only thing that kept me going was to never stop looking for George.  My partner was suffering too but in my weakness he was a mountain of strength for me.  He was the only person that i would ask....''we will find him wont we'' as he was the only person that understood how I felt so the only person that I believed when he answered ''of course we will''.

On George's return home the once bouncy and confident Labrador that we knew had disappeared and been replaced with a frightened and nervous one.   His back legs were solid where the cold had inflamed his arthritis and he found it hard to walk.  He was taken straight to the vets.  We found George to have cuts and lacerations around his neck from the rope that had been wound around him.  The open wounds had become infected and George was obviously in pain.  His paws had been worn down and for some days after he would cry when he tried to wash them.  Once George had received veterinary attention for his neck and paws we dosed him up on his arthritis medication, we made him a warm bed and rested him.  He was exhausted and slept throughout the day and following night.  The last two days had impacted George not only physically but mentally as well and it soon became obvious that the emotional scars ran much deeper.  He would shy away from food when offered and run and hide when confronted with anyone or anything he felt he could not trust.  In two days his trust and loyalty had been broken and we realised that we had a fight on our hands to build it back up again.  It’s been over a week since George came back to us and with every day we are rewarded with small parts of our George being returned to us.   His love of food and confidence in people is slowly returning.  He has started to feel happy enough to join us for a cuddle on the couch and has started to take joy in playing with his toys or partake in his favourite game of fetch again.

George cannot tell me what that man put him through but the physical and mental scars tell a story and its one which has filled me with not only sadness but anger.  George suffered terrible abuse at the hands of that man and i still have moments where i sit and cry for what George has been put through.  The one thing that helps though is seeing that tail wag more and more each day and there is no better medicine in the world to make me feel better then seeing his little face looking up at me in the morning and giving me a big wet Labrador kiss to start my day.”
-Emma

Bailey and Tinkerbell – Minature Ponies

Two miniature ponies that were stolen from their disabled owner last month were found on Friday (15 January), in a field in Edenbridge, Essex.
Horsewatch groups up and down the country have been on alert since 29 December when Bailey and Tinkerbell were taken from stables in Charlton, Middlesex.
They belong to Daniel Nicholls, 30, a former show jumper who was paralysed in a riding accident two years ago.
Mr Nicholls also set up a Facebook page and distributed hundreds of fliers.
A Horsewatch member saw the ponies in a field and contacted the police who were able to reunite Mr Nicholls with his ponies.
Betty Cobrol of Surrey Horsewatch said: “Through all the publicity we made it quite hot for anybody to keep them. This is a great result.”
Mr Nicholls told H&H: "I want to thank everyone so, so much for all their help and support in trying to find my miniature horses Bailey and Tinkerbell.
"Bailey is still her laid back self but Tinkerbell is still a bit traumatised by it all, but she is slowly coming round to being to back home.
"I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped me get my horses back."
-Charlotte White, H&H deputy news editor, 18 January, 2010. Taken from Horse & Hound news.

We have more stories of owners reunited with their pets and horses – click here to read more. 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Day 6: Preventative measures

We're getting close to the end of Pet Theft Awareness week but we still have lots to do! We have compiled a large list of simple steps you can take to help combat pet theft in the UK!


Dog owners:

  • Please don't leave your dog unattended at shops - ask someone to stay with your pet. 
  • Be vigilant that thieves will grab dogs from owners on walks.
  • Be aware that thieves will take pets from gardens. Consider installing CCTV.
  • Beware of strangers taking an interest in your dog.
  • Prepare images of your pets for immediate use if needed.
  • Keep your dog close when you are in open spaces so they cannot be easily grabbed
  • Inform anyone looking after your pets of your concerns. If your children are walking your dogs explain to them what could happen.
  • Keep your microchip records up to date. As from 2016 it will be mandatory as part of the compulsory microchipping legislation.
  • Never leave your dog unattended in a car.
  • Don't share with strangers your dog's personal details.
  • Register your dog on www.doglost.co.uk and hopefully you will never need to activate your account. Be sure to install the doglost app if you have an android phone or tablet.
  • Whilst micro-chipping will not prevent a theft it will increase the chances of getting your pet or horse back.


Horse owners:

  • Ensure your horse passport photos are up to date.
  • Visit your field at irregular hours - Don't follow routine
  • Ensure gates are padlocked when not in use.
  • Make notes of any suspicious vehicles in the area.
  • Ensure your tack is security marked.
  • Have photographs ready for instant use.
Please also, if you have not done so already, sign our petition by clicking on the following link:


We have also created a large graphic for you to share wherever you can online! Feel free to download this image to use on your website, facebook or blog - please share it as much as you can!



Monday, 18 March 2013

Day 5: Horse Theft

Having any pet stolen is distressing and horses are as loved by their owners the same way that dogs and cats are.
Horses over 6 months of age are now legally required to be microchipped, however this does not deter thieves. The recent spate of horsemeat entering the food chain will be a real concern to anyone who has had their horse stolen. The law is not equipped to deal with this awful crime and legally the saddle is valued the same as the horse it sits on!

Horse theft is often highly organised by professional gangs. They will need specialist vehicles and concealing a horse is more difficult than hiding dogs or parrots. People who have had their horses stolen often recall seeing suspicious vehicles before their horse was taken. Often several horses are stolen in one night. Make notes of any unusual vehicles or anything you think is suspicious and share the information with other horse owners.

Recently a VioVet staff member’s friend had her horse taken from a paddock near Milton Keynes. They were just about to put out an appeal on their facebook page when she had the good news that the horse had appeared in a field in Yorkshire. Luckily someone had noticed an extra horse in the field and a scan flagged up the horse as having been reported stolen the previous day. Why the horse had been taken and transported to Yorkshire is anyone’s guess.
The need to instantly have your horse’s microchip number is essential. An additional menace is the loss of tack and other stable items so please mark these items as it can help recover stolen goods and lead to your stolen horse.

We have several real life incidents of horse theft including Ballymoss taken 30 years ago almost to the day. Her owner Debbie has not forgotten about ‘Mossy’ and is still keen to know what happened to her beloved horse. Losing a special companion and not knowing never leaves you.

Read Debbie’s account here along with other stolen horse incidents.
http://www.pettheft.co.uk/true-life-stories.php#horses

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Day 4: Our Supporters: DogLost.co.uk


Why do we need Doglost.co.uk?

Doglost.co.uk offer a free nationwide service with their excellent website.
You can register your dog’s details and activate your dog as missing or stolen if the worst happens.

Since DogLost began in 2003, thousands of missing and stolen dogs have been reunited. DogLost is run entirely by volunteers and nationwide network of helpers. Any lost or stolen dog registered on the site will have a great chance of being reunited with its owners, as helpers work really hard every day to support its efforts in reuniting dogs with their owners.

Losing your four legged best friend is never planned and DogLost will guide you through the process of what to do. The quicker you respond the better the chances of a happy ending.

No doubt you’ve seen their posters attached to lamposts and in shop windows with a missing dog appeal. When you read the poster you’ll likely see the DogLost.co.uk logo.
DogLost will automatically create a missing dog poster that you and others can print off and they can also be emailed to a friend direct from site.

They’ll also automatically email your poster out to all our helpers within a 15 mile radius of where your dog went missing from.

The DogLost posters have a national phone number whichcan take away the pressure for worried owners not wanting to give out their personal details. Their team will work on your behalf.

Their network of dedicated helpers will be your eyes and ears and if a dog matching your dog’s description is found then hopefully they’ll be contacting you with some good news.

They’ll also help with advice on how to get the media to publicise your missing dog.

Make sure you have plenty of good photographs of your dog especially of any distinguishing features. Have them available for instant use if needed.

Doglost also have a free Android App and dogs can be registered from smart phones.

DogLost have just announced a partnership with Petlog whereby anyone reporting their dog missing to them will be automativ told about DogLost’s services.

DogLost has also teamed up with Halo scanner whose scanner instantly flags-up dogs which are registered as lost or stolen to DogLost. This is of great benefit when it comes to returning pets to the rightful owner.

Lost Your Dog?
Found A Dog?
Register for FREE and log in to add details of lost and found dogs to our database and to get assistance with your search from our national network of helpers.
DogLost.co.uk : 0844 800 3220.

Doglost.co.uk is funded by donations.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Day 3: Our supporters: Vets Get Scanning


Vets get scanning was set up following the founder’s, Debbie Matthews, dogs being stolen. They were subsequently returned via a live GMTV appeal as Debbie had the help of her father Bruce Forsyth to highlight her plight and she believes this is why she had a successful outcome, as both people who had bought the dogs in Southall Market were watching the TV and returned to dogs.

Debbie having gone through a heartbreaking experience realised that there were many people whose dogs had gone missing or had been stolen who did not have the power of a celebrity behind their cause and she realised through her event that vets were not routinely scanning new dogs joining their practice so she set up the Bruce Forsyth Vets Get Scanning campaign.

Why do we need to Vets Get Scanning?
We need vets to get scanning, simply because if your pet goes missing for a length of time, there comes a period when the search goes cold and all efforts come to an end.  Most stolen dogs are sold on quickly and with finders who keep dogs without reporting to the dog warden, the only person that has that last glimmer of hope is the vet.
The more microchip scanning that is done the better the chances are of missing dogs being reunited with their rightful owners

How easy is it for Vets to get scanning?
With today's technology it is so easy. The latest Halo Microchip Scanner will instantly tell the vet that an animal has been reported as missing by the Scanner Angel database which links with the two principle organisations Petlog, the largest microchip registration database and DogLost, the leading reuniting organisation you can be reunited with your pet.
This is why it is vital that vets scan all new dogs and do their part in reuniting dogs with their real owners.

Why can’t Vets Get Scanning?
If you don’t microchip your pet then vets can’t get scanning. Remember after your pet goes missing you can’t have it microchipped. So help vets get scanning and microchip now.

How can you Get Vets Scanning”
Print out our Pettheft 'Scanning' poster and ask your vet to display it. Vets should be scanning more as they sell the implanting service but you need to tell them that as a customer you would like their practice to routinely scan all registering pets. There are some vets that do, so it can be done!

 More about ....
VetsGetScanning.co.uk  have celebrity support and their appeal is to get all vets, or their receptionists, to scan all dogs on their books and for vets to adopt a practice policy where all dogs are routinely scanned on their first visit. 
Please visit their website
http://vetsgetscanning.co.uk/


Friday, 15 March 2013

Day 2 - Stolen dogs and the affects on owners

“It can happen to you”

Today we are focusing on just two cases of dog theft.

Brook: A chocolate Labrador stolen from the owners’ garden 16th April 2011 in Bay Horse, Lancaster, UK

Angel: A German Shorthaired Pointer who was stolen from under her owner’s nose on the 06 December 2012 whilst she was putting her other 3 dogs back into the car.

Angel


Angel, a German Shorthaired Pointer, belonging to Dawn Maw was stolen from under her owner's nose at 7:30am on the 6th of December 2012 while she was putting her other 3 dogs back into the car.

When she called Angel to get in the car there was no sign of her, Dawn presumed she had gone through the hedge next to the car park back into the field to hunt the birds as she usually did.

Dawn walked back into the field calling and whistling for Angel but there was no sign of her, it was totally unlike Angel not to come back on the whistle as she was a highly trained gundog. Dawn thought maybe Angel had gone back to the car, but as she turned to go back she saw a white transit-type car drive away at speed. As the van was between her and the car, she did not see the number plate and at the time thought nothing of it. As the hunt through the day continued for Angel it began to become a reality that whoever was in the can now had Angel.

Since that day a relentless campaign to try to find Angel has taken place with the help of Angels Army, a group of several thousand people across the UK, Ireland and Europe who have come together on Facebook, Twitter, DogLost and other places to find her. Dawn has appeared in national newspapers and on national TV, including the Alan Titchmarsh show and Daybreak to tell her story and spread the word. Tens of thousands of posters have been put up and flyers and business cards with Angels details have been distributed throughout the UK and Ireland. Posters have been translated into several different languages to cover the UK and also Europe with word being spread through Spain and Holland in particular. In one weekend alone at the British Shooting show, Dawn and Angels Army handed out in excess of 10,000 flyers and business cards.

Although Angel is a full champion, having qualifications in the show ring and in the field, first and foremost she is a much loved family pet, never happier than when curled up on the sofa with Dawn and the children. She is brown (liver) and white and has an undocked tail, distinctive by the fact that the last half is white. She is spayed so is of no use to anyone who may hope to breed from her. She is also micro-chipped and was wearing a collar and tag when she was taken although no doubt her collar was quickly removed.

Angel has her own Facebook (facebook.com/FindMissingAngel). She is also on DogLost.co.uk. If you have any information please contact 07921 682002.


Brook


Brook: A chocolate Labrador stolen from the owners’ garden 16th April 2011 in Bay Horse, Lancaster, UK

The owner of Brook, Caroline Hoyles, Explains what happened:

"Brook is a chocolate Labrador that was taken from our garden in Bay Horse, Lancaster, UK on the 16th April, 2011. We are terribly worried about him and desperately want him home where he belongs. Brook came to live with us when he was just a few weeks old. Not only was he a birthday surprise for me, but the first time I met him he had an engagement ring tied around his neck. This makes him even more special to Aubrey and myself.

He spends his days with his dad sat in the tractor and exploring the countryside, and when at home he is either walking the canal or lounging on the sofa. He has always had a lovely life with us, and we dread to think what life is like for him now...he will be missing us so badly! He has spent the odd night in kennels, but he barks so much that when he comes home he has lost his bark...he can't bear not to be with Aubrey. Brook will be fretting and so unhappy, we really do need to FIND BROOK and get him back home with us.

Someone, somewhere has got him or knows something! We think he may have been stolen for breeding purposes. Unfortunately he is not chipped but he has a tiny white fleck on his chest in between his front legs, he is long legged and has a slight kink in his tail. Has someone you know recently got a chocolate labrador?"

If you have any information please contact Caroline and Aubrey Hoyles on UK +44 (0)7765 785880 or by email carolinehoyles@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.findbrook.co.uk

Thursday, 14 March 2013

New short message video up

We have put together a short message video, designed to be shared in as many places as possible and to get people to visit the PTAW website to find out more!

We would really appreciate it if you could spare a couple of minutes to share this on your facebook, twitter website or anywhere else you can!

Support for our cause has been fantastic today, lets keep it up!


Day 1: All about Pet Theft Awareness Week


There are millions of dog, horse and other pet owners in the UK. Thankfully the majority of these will enjoy their animals without incident.  However, for victims of pet theft, having a beloved family member stolen is devastating.

Pet Theft Awareness Week wants to bring pet and horse owners together with three simple aims:
  • Educating owners to help prevent pet theft
  • Bring together like minded companies, charities and organisations to help reunite stolen pets with their owners
  • Raise the issue of pet theft in parliament to potentially bring about a change in the law


Stealing a bike or mobile phone is a horrible thing to do, but these items can be replaced. Whilst this is inconvenient, it isn’t the end of the world. Did you know that a stolen pet is considered the same as a stolen bike or mobile phone in the eyes of the law? We want this to change and we want the police and the courts to have the power to enforce tougher penalties to reflect the misery that losing a four legged family member imposes.

During “Pet Theft Awareness Week” we will be highlighting case studies, useful information, and top tips for keeping your pets safe, and all we ask is that you help us spread the word.

 ‘Pet Theft Awareness’ a is non-profit organisation and has been wonderfully supported by VioVet.co.uk. We are indebted to Arnot Wilson of The Dog Union, Simon Curry and Richard Jordan of VioVet,  and The Kennel Club for the huge amounts of time and effort they have put in over the past few month to make this possible. Also, all the organisations, including Vetsgetscanning and doglost.co.uk for all their efforts in making this first ever PTAW happen.

Want to get involved? Head to:
Our official Website: www.pettheft.co.uk
Our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pettheft

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Vet Poster Pack now available!

We now have a collection of posters in a .zip file containing posters tailored specifically for putting up in your local vets!

We would also really like to know how you have been supporting Pet Theft Awareness week, no matter how big or small so we can show off just how important this cause is to all of us. You can do this by visiting our facebook page (here: http://www.facebook.com/pettheft) and posting up pictures of yourself or your organisation putting up flyers, or just share with us your stories of what you have done to support our cause. We would like to feature you during PTA week starting this Thursday!

Remember, no matter how big or small your action is we really appreciate it, and give thanks to everyone who has signed our petition, displayed posters, given out DICE cards and shared our images all over the internet!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR PETITION!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR GET INVOLVED PAGE AND DOWNLOAD THE VET POSTER PACK!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Are you going to Crufts this week?

Are you planning to visit Crufts in Birmingham this week? Then be sure to check out our supporters stands, and pick some some of our free leaflets to put up in your local community centre, superstore, post office, church or any other place you think appropriate (with permission of course!).

We also have many of our special dog I.C.E (In Case of Emergency) cards to give away to as many dog owners as we can!