Wor­ried dog club is­sues warn­ing to mem­bers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

MEM­BERS of a dog train­ing school has thanked this news­pa­per for high­light­ing the is­sue of dog fight­ing gangs steal­ing pets in Bucks.

Ch­es­vale Dog Club, based at Ley Hill Memo­rial Hall, has is­sued a warn­ing to its mem­bers about the crime after an ar­ti­cle we ran last week.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Pauline Finn said: “I’m aware of the prob­lem and I know our mem­bers are aware as well.

“We al­ways tell our mem­bers not to do things like leave their dogs out­side shops.

“We haven’t had any­one at the club have their dog stolen but peo­ple have been com­ing up say­ing their neigh­bour has.

“It’s quite a common prob­lem and I’ve seen signs at a vets in Berkham­sted warn­ing peo­ple about it.

“It’s wor­ry­ing and I’ve also heard it’s common in Che­sham. We as a club are very aware that the prob­lem is out there. It’s a con­cern and we’ve put some­thing on Face­book to warn our mem­bers.

“You have to be very aware about where you leave your dog. It must be so up­set­ting to lose a dog to a) not know where it is Ch­es­vale Dog Train­ing Club has is­sued a warn­ing to its mem­bers about dogs be­ing stolen for fight­ing but then to b) have some­one tell you that’s [be­ing used as bait for dog fight­ing] is what has hap­pened to it.

“It’s all very wor­ry­ing and I’m glad this is high­light­ing it.”


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