5 dogs are stolen every day in the UK

dogThis is not a criminal offence in itself. Currently, the law considers dog theft to be, merely, a theft of property. However, for most people, their dog is a member of their family, not a possession. The theft of a loved pet can have a devastating effect on an individual or family. At a future date, I will be submitting a motion to the Forest of Dean District Council calling for our MP to lobby the Government to make "Dognapping" a stand alone criminal offence with an appropriate mandatory prison sentence.
On Saturday, I launched a petition to this effect, collecting over one hundred signatures from shoppers in Lydney. A number of local shops have agreed to have forms on their counters to gather signatures. This week, colleagues will be approaching veterinary practices for their support

This is a non political campaign which I hope will attract support from across the spectrum in the Forest of Dean.
Please call me on 0781 638 1909 if you require any further information
Richard Leppington
District Councillor (UKIP Bream)

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