Help us put a stop to cat theft

Speak up now and join the campaign to ensure cats get the legal protection they deserve.

In 2021, Police recorded a shocking 40% jump in reported cat theft cases (Cat Theft Report, 2022).

Cat theft is currently treated the same as theft of property. This needs to change and stealing a pet must be made a specific and separate offence to other forms of theft.

The theft of a family cat can leave families devastated; it is far worse than other forms of theft. No one should have to worry about their cat being stolen.

Last year, the government put forward proposals to make pet theft a specific offence, but initally excluded cats. A new proposal has been put forward that includes cats - sign the petition calling for Pet Abduction to be made a specific offence.

Take action now

Sign the petition calling for Pet Abduction to be made a specific offence to give cats and kittens the protection they deserve

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