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Pet Theft Awareness

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Supported By Vets Get Scanning

Supported By Pet Theft Awareness Ireland

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Hi-res PTA logo

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2019 Cat Theft Report UK

About Pet Theft Awareness

Pet Theft Awareness was formed in February 2013 by Arnot Wilson and Richard Jordan.


  • To educate people on the preventative measures that they can take to avoid their pets from being stolen and to provide them with information to action should they be unfortunate enough to lose their animal.
  • To campaign for tougher penalties to deter pet theft which includes custodial sentences and for police and courts to have tougher and stronger powers to prioritise the theft of pets over the theft of objects.


Unfortunately accurate statistics are hard to come by because in the eyes of the law a pet, be it a horse or dog, are categorised as chattel. However there are some figures available.