Why We Need to Recognise Pet Theft as a Crime Dog thefts increasingly feature in the national media, usually with a focus on social media campaigns to reunite families with individual animals. In recent weeks, Morse the Border Terrier, Olive the Cavapoo and Dougal the Cocker Spaniel have all become ‘too hot to handle’ leading to happy reunions, thanks to poster campaigns and the power of social media. Yet with more than 60 dogs stolen in England and Wales every week, and the number of stolen pets increasing by nearly 24% in the three years leading to September 2017, it is impossible for every stolen dog to get maximum media exposure. ClickHere ToRead TheRestOf ThisArticle Photo Credit: Twitter.com/SAMPAuk_