My dog Alfie, a bull terrier, was stolen from our home in Tamworth, Staffordshire during a burglary. We were called on Easter Sunday 2006 by Petlog, the Kennel Club’s database of microchipped animals and told that Alfie was at Stokenchurch Dog Rescue and Welfare in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and had been identified via his microchip. Not an unusual story you might think – these days thousands of dogs are reunited every year through the microchip system BUT Alfie had been missing for four years! I was overjoyed to see my dog again. I became a Trustee of Dog Theft Action as a direct result of this amazing event in my life. I wanted to share my story to encourage other dog owners to get their pets microchipped as soon as possible. Alfie was approximately 100 miles from home and it was the microchip that enabled Alfie to be traced back to us. I am so thankful to Petlog as without their help and support my hope wouldn’t have lasted as long as it did.
|The UK's National Lost Pet Microchip database and Lost Pet & Found Pet Reunification service.||We are here to help stem the rising tide of dog theft and rural crime in the Thames Valley area.||With thanks to Dogs Trust for their support.||The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs.||DTA is pleased to support Pet Theft Awareness, a campaign which highlights the danger faced by owners of all pets and horses. Please support them!||With thanks to Our Dogs for their support.|