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How to protect your dog from being stolen

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Around 3.2 million UK households have bought an animal companion since the pandemic began, according to pet population figures from the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). As a result, prices of puppies, in particular, have soared and, sadly, dog thefts have seen a massive spike.

Charity DogLost has recorded a 250 per cent increase in dognappings from March 2020 to March 2021, its senior police liaison coordinator, Wayne May, tells The Independent.

An RSPCA spokesperson tells The Independent that the organisation believes that a rise in pet thefts could be the result of “the surging popularity, and

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Local organization urges residents to protect pets from extreme cold

INDIANAPOLIS – An arctic blast is on the way, and a local organization is making sure people are prepared to protect any outdoor pets.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) says it is against City-County ordinance to keep your pet outdoors if the temperature falls below 20 degrees or if a wind chill advisory has been issued. People failing to care for their pets in cold weather could face fines or jail time. Those who choose to disobey the law can expect to be ticketed and pay a fine of up to $200.

At one point Saturday, the wind chill in

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RSPCA issues warning to dog-owners to protect their pets during heatwave

The RSPCA has warned dog-owners not to walk their pets during the heatwave
The RSPCA has warned dog-owners not to walk their pets during the heatwave

As temperatures soar above 30 degrees in the UK the RSPCA has issued a warning not to walk dogs during the heatwave.

Friday is set to be the hottest day of the year so far, with the mercury hitting 35 degrees in some parts of England. Saturday is expected to be even hotter, with temperatures reaching 37 degrees.

The RSPCA said: “Dogs need exercise, even when it’s hot. We recommend walking your dog in the morning or evening when it’s cooler to reduce the risk of heatstroke 

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What is it and how does it protect puppies and kittens?

Earlier this year, the government introduced landmark legislation called “Lucy’s Law” which aims to tackle the low-welfare, high volume supply of puppies and kittens, by requiring all pets are purchased from English breeders.

When the law was first laid out in parliament in May 2019, Michael Gove, the minister for the cabinet office, said it was about “giving our animals the best possible start in life”.

“It will put an end to the early separation of puppies and kittens from their mothers, as well as the terrible conditions in which some of these animals are bred.”

In June, the founder

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