|Their dedicated Rural Crime Team (RCT) is tackling this devastating crime by working closely with partner agencies, gathering intelligence and highlighting crime prevention among the dog owning community. Reports of dog theft are thankfully relatively low in Sussex but police do ask dog owners to take necessary steps to keep them safe.
Sussex Police recorded 31 dog thefts in 2020, but at least 12 of those were disputes over dog ownership between known parties. The 19 remaining cases include:
You can protect your dog from being stolen or getting lost by:
If you believe your dog has been stolen or you have concerns about suspicious behaviour, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.
You also need to notify your microchip database provider immediately and advise your local dog warden.
If you have information about dog theft or puppy farming and don’t feel comfortable talking to police, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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