Wednesday, August 24, 2011
THE ECONOMY GOES TO THE DOGS
These tough economic times are impacting our loved ones–our four-legged loved ones. The American Kennel Club says dognapping is up 32% this year from last year, and most thefts go unreported. Pit bulls and large breeds are most often the ones taken. The reports don’t even include the horrendous number of missing dogs.
These criminals are flipping the dogs and puppies for money, and unfortunately, our babies or being sold to such people as dogfighters and research lab owners. Talk about tough times. The criminals are stealing dogs right out of homes, cars, pet parks, and even pet stores.
Without the proper registration papers, these criminals aren’t even getting the full price of what these dogs are worth. How desperate is that? In some cases, the perpetrators are even demanding a ransom!
I don’t know about you, but I’m keeping my precious dogs close by my side. Check out www.ksl.com for more info. Also, check out www.akc.org for more information about pet theft prevention and recovery.
Cindy A. Christiansen
Sweet Romance, Comedy, Suspense…and Dogs!