Dognapping – warning

Beware – Dognappers are still around…

It is sad to report (from a post on Eastington Community FB page) that a local lady was attacked recently in Seven Waters, Leonard Stanley, as someone tried to take her dog. She was punched in the face and dragged to the floor because she wouldn’t let him go.
She described the man as having “a small frame, bit of an accent, clean shaven and was walking a brown staffie with a chain lead!! He was wearing a black jacket and wellies and a green khaki hat.”

Please be careful everyone !

NB. A new offence of “taking a dog unlawfully” will soon become part of the Animal Welfare(Kept Animals) Bill which is currently well on its way through parliament. This will allow for prison sentences of up to 5 years for those convicted. It is hoped that this will help to deter such activity – much on the rise since the start of lockdowns – as current sentencing does not reflect the seriousness or human cost of this crime.