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  • Surrey Police Update on Stolen Dogs - Good News!

We've had some great news from Surrey Police regarding some of the cases we reported in our recent blog.

ALERT (Dogs Lost) – Two German Shepherds were being walked in woods when they did not return, despite an extensive search. Winterfold area on 30th Nov. Quote P14344452 - These two have been found safe and well and are back with their very happy owners.

ALERT (Dog Lost) – A Border Collie went missing from a rural property in the Dunsfold area 28th Nov. Quote P1434177 - Also found safe and sound and back home in the warm.

ALERT (Theft of dogs) – Two working Cocker Spaniels were removed from rural Kennels in the Cranleigh area on 21st Nov. Following a social media appeal for information, and Police enquiries, Police are happy to report that both dogs were recovered, abandoned in the Guildford area. The dogs were alive and well.

As always we are advising dog owners to please be vigilant. Police are advising dog owners and kennels to keep their dogs’ safe with these top tips -

• Make sure your dog is microchipped and that you keep your contact details up-to-date, especially if you move house or change your telephone number.
• Your dog should always wear a collar and ID tag with your name and address on it. This is a legal requirement when your dog is in a public place. Avoid putting your dog’s name on the disc.
• Take clear photographs of your dog from various angles, and update them regularly. Make a note of any distinguishing features.
• If you are not sure he will come back to you. If in doubt, use an extending lead, especially if you are in an unfamiliar area where your dog may get lost more easily.
• Beware of strangers asking you questions about your dog.
• Vary your times of walks and routes; some dogs are actually targeted and snatched during walks.

If you have any information relating to the above, please call 101, quoting 45140098554 or the ref. numbers quoted above or you can call CRIMESTOPPERS anonymously on 0800 555111