Author Topic: HOW TO PREVENT YOUR DOG BEING STOLEN  (Read 3353 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline K9

  • Chris SITE MANAGER
  • Owner
  • Hero Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 16001
HOW TO PREVENT YOUR DOG BEING STOLEN
« on: September 25, 2007, 04:27:01 PM »
THINGS TO DO TO PREVENT YOUR DOG BEING STOLEN

Have your pet micro-chipped.
Update your micro-chipped details if you move home.
Have them spayed/neutered then you remove the motive of them being stolen for breeding purposes.
Make sure their collar has a tag with your contact details and post code.
Never leave your dog tied up outside a shop.
Never leave your dog in a car, locked or otherwise.
Make sure your garden is as secure as possible with any gates locked.
Never leave your house with your dog in the garden unattended.
Make sure you always have an up to date picture of your dog.
It wonít lessen the chance, but make sure you have pet insurance as most policies will cover any costs incurred of trying to trace your dog.

ADVICE FROM OUR RESIDENT VET

Read on for our resident vets advice for Microchipping your Pet.
Microchipping your pet is the best way to keep records of your pet.
It doesnít hurt and is only the size of a grain of rice.
It is a good time to microchip your pet when it is being neutered.
If your pet is brought into a surgery and it has been in an accident, an owner can be traced and contacted immediately.
It costs about £20 from your vet.
Be sensible where you buy your pets.
Donít buy your pets from pubs, newspaper adverts or the internet.
The best place to buy a pet is from a rescue centre.
Buying your pet from a rescue centre means that you will get a healthy pet and not have to fork out for lots of medical expenses


DOG THEFT IS UP AND RUNNING IN ALL PARTS OF THE UK. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE GUIDE LINES.......


1 .get your dog microchipped.

2. ensure that your dogs collar is secure and that you have an up to date tag that is also waterproof attached.

3. update new address with the company that has chipped your dogand also your new local vet.

4. never let your dog out of site, or leave it un attended at any time.

5. never leave your dog in a car or outside a shop at any time.

6. if like me, you have more than 1 dog, never walk your dogs at the same place 2 days running and change the times that you go for walks..

7. if at all possible, take a friend with you on your daily walks.

8. walk away from a stranger that does not have a dog with them, they may well start asking you questions about your dog to gather information!

9. never go out at night alone with your dog, always take a friend/partner with you and never go out after 10pm if you can help it.

10. at least twice a year get your vet to scan your dog to ensure that the chip is still in place.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS SAFE FROM THEIVES AT ALL TIMES.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2012, 09:07:08 PM by K9 »
He is your friend,your partner, your defender,Your Dog! You are his life,his love,his leader! He will be yours,faithful and true to the last beat of his heart! You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion!
SAVING ONE DOG MAY NOT CHANGE THE WORLD BUT IT SURE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THAT ONE DOG

Offline K9

  • Chris SITE MANAGER
  • Owner
  • Hero Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 16001
Re: HOW TO PREVENT YOUR DOG BEING STOLEN
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007, 04:32:27 PM »
It has been brought to my attention that a lot of members are not aware how micro chipping actually works.
Please take a few moments to read the following post about micro chipping.

1. The animal is chipped by a vet inserting a tiny chip into the base of the animals neck.

2. The vet will then scan the animal to ensure that the chip is in place. The scan will show the micro chip company and a series of numbers. The numbers are exclusive to your animal.

3. Please ensure that you attach the numbers to your animals vaccination card.

4. If your animal should go missing and is scanned, these numbers will show up with the name of the micro chip company. It is then down to the vet or dog warden to telephone the company to get the details of the animal that has just been scanned.

5. Then and only then will your animals details be made available and if the information is up to date you will then be contacted and your beloved animal be returned to you.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO:
Update your animals microchip companies when your circumstances change with information like a change of address and telephone number.

* 20% of dogs that are chipped have been re homed due to the fact that owners fail to update this information.

I hope that this helps you all understand more about the importance of micro chipping your animal. 
 
« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 07:55:12 PM by K9 »
He is your friend,your partner, your defender,Your Dog! You are his life,his love,his leader! He will be yours,faithful and true to the last beat of his heart! You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion!
SAVING ONE DOG MAY NOT CHANGE THE WORLD BUT IT SURE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THAT ONE DOG

Offline sara1975

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 117
  • creator of alfies facebook group
Re: HOW TO PREVENT YOUR DOG BEING STOLEN
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007, 05:13:07 PM »
would also like to add,
you can also have a tattoo put on your dog,
The National Dog Tattoo Register
Ear-marked for life for identification - the tattoo cannot move, be removed or altered and is easily readable.

A permanent & visible identification system, no annual fees, no anaesthetic or sedation required, proven to deter theft, owners easily traced, tattoo applied in seconds, National network of accredited tattooists and special rates for Rescue Centres and breeders.
Puppy Tattooing - £7.00
Litter Registration - £20.00
Adults - £20.00 (inclusive)
Change of Owner - £20.00
Change of Address - FREE
Holiday Accommodation Location - FREE
For more information Tel: 01255 552 455 or visit www.dog-register.co.uk
Also a lot of pets are still stolen from secure gardens and i have heard of someone getting over a 6 foot fence to steal a dog,
so if possible try not to leave your dog alone while its in the garden.
try not to walk your dog at the same time each day and try to walk your dog different places so there is no pattern or routine also while walking your dog be aware of other people around you as it has been known for thieves to follow dog owners home and then steal the dog at a later date.
mummy to tye zac brandi & suki
RIP ben, scampi, sasha, & annie x