Dog DNA Database

Today I heard about a new scientific tool developed to deter theft, and I thought you might find it interesting too.

An existing forensic company have launched a Forensic Dog DNA Database. The service has been developed with a view to providing forensic analysis, and to support police investigations into dog theft.

The database is made available to police forces who can use it to help reunite stolen dogs, and assist with their investigations.

From what I’ve seen on their website…  you buy the kit, sample your dog’s DNA with a mouth swab, return the swab to their laboratory for testing, and your dog’s profile is added to the Forensic Dog DNA Database!

It appears that Gloucestershire Police are the first police force to promote the initiative. Let’s hope there are further developments on the journey to deter and prevent dog theft.

Btw it’s still a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped. But if this acts as a deterrent, that’s got to be a good thing.

Until next time

Jen

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