Cracking Down on Pet Theft in Sherwood

Earlier this year, I wrote to Nottinghamshire Police to express my concerns about supposed rise in pet theft in the County. Nottinghamshire Police have since appointed a Lead Officer to focus on the theft of Dogs.

Recently, the Environment Secretary, George Eustice MP announced a new Pet Theft Taskforce. The new taskforce has been set up to gather evidence to understand the factors that may be contributing to any perceived rise in thefts and to recommend any necessary measures to tackle the problem.

The theft of a pet is an existing offence under the Theft Act 1968, with offenders facing a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.

Pet theft is a heart-breaking crime. 

With more of us spending time at home over the past 18 months, I have been concerned to hear about the effects of pet theft on families across Sherwood.

I want to work with Nottinghamshire Police to see what we can do to crack down on pet theft .

I am hoping that this survey will give us some key information about people’s concerns and perceptions about pet theft.

- Rt. Hon. Mark Spencer MP - Member of Parliament for Sherwood 

Pet Theft Survey

  • Current Your details
Are you concerned about the reported rise in pet theft in the UK?
Do you own a pet?
Have you, or someone you know, had a pet stolen in the past year?
Do you support a crackdown on illegal puppy smuggling?
Do you support our new Taskforce to tackle pet theft?


MP welcomes mandatory microchipping for Cats

Mark Spencer MP has welcomed plans from the Government that will see mandatory microchipping for cats introduced across the United Kingdom. 

This is a move which will hopefully see more cats reunited with their owners and returned home safely.