Britain is in the grip of a crimewave. Pilferers are breaking into houses and stealing everything from cash to underwear – and it’s costing the UK a staggering £305 million. You might even have one in your home right now… but who? Well, look no further than Fido or Fluffy.
Surprising new data from ADT reveals Britain’s furry friends have turned to furry fiends as over half of UK pet owners (52 per cent) admit to harbouring a pet criminal.*
So to combat this wave of pet thievery, the security experts at ADT have teamed up with Instagram superdog Pumba the Chow Chow (@ThingsOnPumba) to create a new role on the product innovation team – the UK’s first ‘Pet Detective’.
Pumba and ADT are looking for the UK’s prolific cat, dog, budgie or bunny burglars to help ADT understand how pilfering pets manage to evade capture, and identify weak spots in Britain’s homes.
The role is a year’s consultancy. The exclusive position will be reimbursed with a new ADT Smart Home system which will be installed by ADT, a year’s free monitoring and a generous welcome bonus of £500 to spend at Monster Pet Supplies.
If you have a pet pilferer at home, apply on their behalf on the ADT Facebook Page. The application process is simple – owners simply need to upload an image of their pet in action and detail their suitability for the role using the following criteria that Pumba has set out for the applicants:
- Track record of being light-pawed
- Highly intelligent – comes up with ingenious ways to pilfer possessions
- Intrepid explorer – capable of venturing far and wide to find every nook and cranny
- Experienced at evading capture
- Full bag of swag
To apply for the position on behalf of your pet, simply go to www.facebook.com/ADTUKandIreland and find the ‘Pet Detective’ posts. Then simply add a photo of your pet, your pet’s name and a short description explaining why your pet should be ADT’s new ‘Pet Detective’
T&Cs can be found here www.facebook.com/ADTUKandIreland
*OnePoll conducted an online survey from 6th October until the 9th October 2017, amongst 1,000 UK Pet Owners aged 18+. The results are nationally representative.