In America, more than 47.1 million and 60.2 million pet lovers own a cat and a dog respectively. It’s widely estimated that at least 2 million pet animals are stolen.
There are a variety of reasons why people steal pets.
When people steal, one of the reasons they attribute for their action is getting them rescued from abusive owners.
The percentage of people stealing dogs with this conviction is more common than you can actually imagine.
It has and will continue to take place in your neighborhood as well.
Expensive breeds are stolen for the sake of money. This could take place for keeping the pet to breed it or resale of the stolen animal.
How Dog Thieves Unashamedly Steal Your Dogs?
Take a look at this example.
According to a police officer, “I had an individual walk in with a dog stating that she saw it stranded on the street. The dog was securely microchipped.
The person who brought in the dog wanted to keep it but later decided to part ways.
Happily, this ended safely for both the owner and his dog when the dog was safely returned to its owner.”
In another case, the pet owner had a dog kennel. He left the dog in it the entire day.
One fine day, the dog went missing. The owner, in order to secure the kennel, locks the facility with a padlock and installs a security camera.
Unfortunately, someone climbed up and escaped with the dog.
The video quality was poor and so putting the culprits in jail proved almost impossible in this case.
Wanna Keep Your Pet Dogs safe? Try these simple tips
- Meet your local Animal Control authorities to lodge a missing pet complaint.
- In case your dog or cat is traced, the concerned authorities will surely bring it back. If you suspect someone, meeting the authorities is the best way forward.
- Talk to all your local animal shelter as well as all vet clinics in your area.
- Scan Craigslist and see whether they are available for sale.
- Slowly move through your neighborhood, checking each backyard with care and attention.
- Contact your local community magazine or newspaper.
- Get your pet dog neutered or spayed after talking to your vet.
- If you do take your pet for shopping, don’t leave them in the car while you shop. Thieves are present everywhere, anytime.
- Avoid leaving your pet unattended or unsupervised in public places.
- Microchip your pet animal and ensure that all the details are up to date is one way. This can help you bring it back anytime sooner.