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Dog Theft ... 52 % from gardens

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This poster gives information about types of dog theft :

Good idea to supervise our dogs as much as possible when they are loose in our gardens.

You might imagine your dogs are safe from theft in your own gardens, but sadly not so.

I published this blog just to make everyone aware that thieves sometimes take dogs from gardens

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I agree with you TT. We often hear of missing pets around this part of Kent... I may have told you that I "do" dog sitting here at home for a couple of friends. I know I'm safe at home but I do worry when we are out walking in the orchards... I'm dog sitting for Finlay at the moment - He is a lovely slim Golden Retriever I'd be absolutely devestated if someone decided to lure him away... :(((( And goodness knows what his Mum would say :((((((((

5 Nov, 2014

 

Hi Tracey ...
Yes. Part of the reason a lot of puppies and adults in Kennel Club Groups such as Toy breeds, and Gundogs are targeted is that they are generally friendly and will go up and say hello to strangers.

Other breeds, such as many in the Kennel Club Working Group and Pastoral Group ... e.g. Collies, Sheepdogs, are more likely to be somewhat wary of strangers.

Lovely Finlay ... stay close to Tracey xxx

5 Nov, 2014

 

He's a good boy TT - very well trained too ;) Bit down in the dumps this evening... He hasn't had much of a walk today... It's been back to back rain all day :o(

5 Nov, 2014

 

Thanks for this Terra. It's horrible to think that nasty thugs would take our pets and sell them on for goodness knows what. A happy story...my Brother had his German Shepherd stolen from the garden in Lincs. Three years later she ended up in a rescue centre on the south coast, and she was able to be returned home! Isn't that happy?!

5 Nov, 2014

 

Hi Karen ..
That's a lovely happy ending for your brother's dog ... ...there are amazing stories of pets being reunited, but pet theft generally is on the increase, so any reminders like this are useful.

5 Nov, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for the warning TT even though we are aware its good to have a reminder to keep us on our toes , we know of a farmer friend who had his dogs stolen only to have a blackmail message to say he could have them back for a substantial amount of money ,they paid as they were desperate to get their pets back ...

5 Nov, 2014

 

Oh no! That's dire Amy......sigh....I don't know what I would have done in that situation. :(

6 Nov, 2014

 

Hi Steve ...
Yes ... it seems anything is a candidate for being stolen ... pets, farm animals, gates, roofs, fences, shrubs ...

6 Nov, 2014

 

Hello Amy ...
I'm glad the farmers got their dogs back, but having to agree to blackmail demands is awful ...

6 Nov, 2014

 

good blog, and an important point to make. lol that's one reason I'd go for a mixed breed dog, no value to anyone except me (besides, can't have a dog with more breeding than me!!)

6 Nov, 2014

 

The police have become involved because of the large no. of cats that have gone missing in our local area, sad to say they are not being stolen as pets :O(

6 Nov, 2014

 

Hi Fran ..
Glad you've found the blog useful ... unfortunately mixed breed dogs are being stolen...

...this sounds horrible and I'm sorry to write something upsetting, but the crooks involved in dog fighting use various stolen dogs of any type as 'bait' ... so no pet dog is safe ...

6 Nov, 2014

 

Hi Annie...
I wrote my comment to Fran before I read yours ..
yes... cats have gone missing too ..

Here's a link relevant to a cats gone missing group near to you ...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/661790023937008/

It is a facebook group : Has Your Cat Gone Missing.
Covers Northants and into Bedfordshire.

6 Nov, 2014

 

Happens in Leicestershire too......cats and dogs.......
I think I know what you mean Annie :0 (

6 Nov, 2014

 

Yes ... I'm never too trusting of strangers near my pets !

6 Nov, 2014

 

A sad but true situation TT. You're right not to trust strangers near your lovely boys.

6 Nov, 2014

 

Its happening all over isn't it, only this week my niece put a link on facebook about a dog that had gone missing, pleased to say tonight we have news that this one has been found and returned to the owner safe and well today, I think this one was a lost pet not a stolen one but its the lucky one...
There is a local lost and found pets page on the facebook site and its heartbreaking to see how many cats have gone missing in and around our town in the time we've been checking in, we have given up hope of Harry returning, there was never any sight of him alive or dead so my daughter is convinced he was stolen as he was not a wanderer and rarely strayed further than ours or the neighbours gardens.....

6 Nov, 2014

 

That's very informative Terra, Its always happening here in the Philippines its very worst, they' re making money and sale the dogs for cuisine...some people here are eating the meat of dogs,
Our government cannot control of this people ways...
Hoping there will be a Law Implementing the Animals welfare ..and this people be in jail for hundreds of years,

7 Nov, 2014

 

I hope it makes them sick Junna......

7 Nov, 2014

 

Hi Julia, Sue and Junna ..
Thoughts of theft and cruelty make me want to hug my dogs even closer ...

7 Nov, 2014

 

does "chipping" the dogs make any difference? at least to recovering them afterwards - unless there's a way to mark the dogs so that theives know they're chipped and not bother to try stealing them.

7 Nov, 2014

 

Micro-chips do help in genuine pet-lost cases, provided the people who find the stray animal make sure the pet is scanned correctly for return to the owner.
Some pet owners prefer the tattoo method, such as inside a dog's ear or stomach area, with a visible number.

7 Nov, 2014

 

didn't know about the tattoo method, sounds good, as it can't be removed unobtrusively!

7 Nov, 2014

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