Pandemics, police and puppy pinching: Dog theft spike continues to hound UK owners

 Sky News Daily podcast host Dermot Murnaghan explores why pets are being snatched from their owners, and what can be done about it. 

He speaks to head of public affairs at Dogs Trust, Claire Calder, about the scale of the issue and why puppy farming and abandonment is causing alarm. Leicestershire councillor Simon Whelband explains how he’s working with police to tackle dog theft in his area. Plus, Charlotte Robson from Cheshire describes the moment her two family Labradors were stolen, and the race against time to find them.

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