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Dog theft: The statistics

The much publicized campaign to find Murphy – a Siberian Husky who went missing in Bradford on 4 December 2014, has garnered much response from the general public as well as support by politicians and celebrities across the country. Murphy’s disappearance has put the spotlight on dog theft as many dog owners believe the theft of dogs is on the rise and the police are not doing enough to tackle the situation. After speaking to dog owners and highlighting their concerns in our article yesterday (Find Murphy campaigners continue their search), early…

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Find Murphy campaigners continue their search

Last month, over 100 dog owners descended in to Bradford’s City Park to highlight the rise in dog theft across the country. Backed by the ‘Find Murphy’ campaign, many dog lovers expressed their concern about the lack of help the victims are receiving from the police. One campaigner we spoke to told us, “Dog theft is rising day by day and in Bradford alone, there are dogs being stolen on a daily basis.” She continued, “The problem is that when we report a stolen dog to the police, they do…

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