ISPCA help Gardaí prevent dog theft in Ireland

Petfix Club
2nd October 2020 - 1 min read

ISPCA Animal Welfare Inspector Alice Lacey has spoken out about their involvement with An Gardaí Síochána as part of an initiative to prevent dog theft in Ireland. She assisted Gardaí, along with the local Dog Warden at multiple checkpoints in Tipperary as part of the anti-theft operation.

Lacey claims that the response received from the public was very positive, and they were more than happy to welcome the approach.

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In her statement, she talked about the importance of microchipping your dogs, not only a legal requirement but also as a tool to bring missing dogs back to their owners. Lacey advises that pet owners should check that their contact details are up-to-date on the microchip database.

While statistically dog theft is still quite rare, it is hugely distressing for pet owners. Head over to the ISPCA website for tips on how to prevent your dog from being stolen.

Please report any suspicious activities to your local Gardaí.