A dognapping story line in ITV soap Emmerdale has enraged the country’s animal lovers as they have taken to social media to vent their anger.
In last night’s episode, characters Charity Dingle and Ross Barton plot to steal a Samoyed by luring it away with food.
Whilst DogLost would encourage raising the awareness of dog theft through the serious and sensitive inclusion of the subject in a drama, it cannot condone its trivialisation in a current story line in Emmerdale.
Thousands of dogs a year are stolen in the UK and DogLost works hard to support owners subjected to this crime. We work closely with police forces up and down the country and are campaigning with the Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance for tougher sentencing.
DogLost has made representations to the executive producer at Emmerdale asking for the story line to be amended with an appropriate outcome.