Friday, April 10, 2009
Dog Napping is Rising
According to the American Kennel Club dog theft is increasing.
The value of pet's in people's lives has been increasing in recent years. Because of this, thieves are stealing dogs to resell, collect ransom or breed the dogs and resell the puppies. Here are some tips to protect your dog:
Never leave your dog alone in your yard or car even if the yard is fenced or the car door is locked. And don't tie them outside a store.
Be aware of your surroundings at dog related businesses - grooming salons, veterinary clinics, doggie day care or pet friendly hotels. Thieves may be lurking nearby to scope things out.
Protect your dog with a microchip ID.
The AKC has an Companion Animals Recovery service. To enroll visit www.akccar.org.