We would ask all those people who have dogs in their care to be extra careful at the present. There seems to be an increase in the number of dogs missing. There have been many stories of dogs being stolen. Please do not leave a dog unattended in the front garden for long periods, especially bordering on a busy road. It is advised to keep a dog/ dogs in the back garden and once again to check regularly on them. If your dog has gone missing, then it is advisable to ring the local Gardai station, vets, or any local shelters, rescue centres nearby.