Dog theft is increasing 14 percent year on year, announced Pet Theft Awareness week. The annual event takes place from March 14-21 with the aim of promoting the use of technology in helping to prevent pet theft and to find stolen pets.
Pet Theft Awareness is a member of SAMPA, the Stolen and Missing Pet Alliance. Using social media and a series of graphics, Pet Theft Awareness will be highlighting the need for pet owners to be vigilant and install some inexpensive but efficient equipment to help keep an eye on their animals.
“While we wait for tougher penalties,”says Richard Jordan of VioVet and co founder of Pet Theft Awareness, “we are urging pet owners to use all the technology that is available to them as the onus remains firmly with them to protect their pets”.