pets - advice from the NZ Police
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Do you suspect that your
pet was stolen? First of all it is not common
for pets to be stolen, particularly cats are very rarely stolen.
Unless your pet is KNOWN (was seen) to be stolen) don't assume
your pet was stolen. There are many dozens of scenarios that can
happen, try not to become focussed n one theory only whoch means
you will not investigate other paths
We asked Counties Manukau NZ Police for the answers
to some frequently asked questions....
Q. We believe our pet may have been stolen.
stolen pets to the police. It is a crime to steal an
Q. If the
local council can’t find who stole our pet, can we
call the Police to investigate
if the pet is stolen try to provide a recent photo
to assist police with their enquiries, however, do
remember that sometimes it is a matter of priorities
and the theft will not always
be investigated immediately.
Other agencies can also help such as SPCA and
Q. Should I post a reward?
this with the police officer or report taker. Bear
in mind a reward with contact details
ph/addresses etc can encourage crank callers.
Q: If I do suspect my pet has
been stolen, should I state this in my advertising?
A. No. We believe it is best not to mention your pet
has been stolen, in your ads or flyers
etc as this could persuade the thief not to return
your pet in case they are identified and reported to the Police
Source: Thanks to the Counties Manukau Police, for
kindly providing this information.
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