Pet owners – please read this and take all precautions!!
According to this recent news article, dognappings are rampant due to people needing money and seizing wicked opportunities.
“Reports of dognappings have skyrocketed across the country since last year and in Brooklyn, three family pets have been snatched off the street in just the last month.
The American Kennel Club reported a sudden 32-percent rise in dog thefts nationwide. From January to July of last year, 150 dogs were reported stolen. So far this year, the crimes rocketed to 224.”
It makes me think of Cruella Deville
but this ain’t no Disney movie.
Again, according to this article:
“The pets are stolen during home invasions, out of parked cars, and even ripped from owners’ arms. “Criminals are taking pets trying to sell them to unsuspecting customers either online or out of a van on the roadside,” the Club said.
The dogs most likely to be stolen are smaller breeds or puppies worth hundreds of dollars. The smaller the dog, the easier to snatch. “Do not leave your dog unattended, in your car, in front of deli, in your back yard. Make sure it’s locked up and inaccessible. Someone wants your dog.”
Please be careful with your prized and loved
I don’t know what Hubby and I would do if our
evil sweet Sammy was ever catnapped!