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    is dognapping a trend??? ive been hearing so many stories about dogs being stolen and not just purebreds, but mixes and desexed dogs too? i mean what hope do the thieves have of selling adult dogs on? its strange do they place ransoms??

    my friend had her 8 month old kelpie/staffie cross stolen (collar left) and little millie wasnt found for 2 months!!!! a vet called police after she was brought into their clinic for a check up before she was sold and thankfully she was microchipped. this vet was in bendigo 2 and a half hours from her home in kew!!!! needless to say they are in BIG TROUBLE!! millie is getting better shes a bit jumpy though!

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    I must admit I worry about Jenna being stolen. (no surprise there. I'm sure you've all figured out I am a bit of a worrier..........ok alot of a worrier! ) Our property has a footpath that runs alongside it so alot of people see her in the garden. It is a lovely place we live and everyone is really friendly but I still will not leave her outside when we go out. Not worth the risk. When she's a bit older I might confine her to the other side of the house where no-one can see her but not at the moment. 3 hours is the longest I am ever out so she goes in her crate with a kong stuffed with frozen dog food to keep her busy.
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    There's some very unscrupulous people out there Laura - and I don't mean to sound negative about society, but jeez you see and hear some things these days that makes your mind wonder? The safety of my dogs is paramount .. Yeah i'm a bit of a worrier like Tkay but I rest a lot easier knowing my pooches are safe when I am not with them. I have a very large backyard which they have free run of when I am not home, but there are 6ft high fences all around. I do live in the best neighborhood I have ever lived in, but I am still cautious. I won't even leave my 2 with friends who leave their dogs behind a small fence in plain view of passer byes .. People say I'm a bit too protective, but I just don't think I could live with myself if anything ever happened to them.

    I have had a few 'strange' feeling interactions with people when I have been in other parts of town walking or playing with them. Yeah probably for the most part they are just 'strangely' curious people, but sometimes it just feels a bit odd. So I am very aware of their safety. My friend pooch a few streets away was nearly taken when she was in the back of a ute at a local shop, her owner in plain sight .. that kinda heightened my awareness as well.

    Anyways, I guess we just all have to be mindful of their safety and take all the reasonable precautions that we can.

    I am so happy to hear that Millie is back safe and sound .. a very scarey experience for her owners no doubt.

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    yeah it was!, well people can see right into my yard when they walk past but you'd have to be pretty brave to jump a fence with a german shep waiting for you on the other-side and then good luck to them if they try to take her, i dont think she'd let them get close!

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    Hi Laura.

    Yes it is sad to hear about it so much. There are some reasons mongrels do it that are obvious, such as to make money from on-selling, dog-fighting, breeding etc...but some of the dogs you hear of being stolen, well, you just can't fathom why, can you???

    I've always been very lucky in that regard. I've never had a dog that any stranger could just walk up to and take. Even with food as temptation, the thief would have a very hard time, and would be more inclined to lose a limb themselves, little own take the dog. Lol.

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    My cousin's dog was a GSD, and drugged, and the house was ransacked. This was back in the early 80s. So not sure if it's an increasing or decreasing trend. It's hard to get real data on it because Govts don't want to seem like they're soft on law enforcement or not hiring enough police.

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    My cousin's dog was a GSD, and drugged, and the house was ransacked.

    Heck Hyacinth, that's awful. Your poor cousins! How was the dog drugged, out of curiosity? Via food?

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    A common occurrence around here is to steal dogs to use as dingo baits....so cruel.
    The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    My son's mate had had American Pit Bull, papers. The dog was stolen and later found with a couple of hundred dead dogs near the river in Wagga. Dog fighting. He heard the find on a police scanner and was able to ID his dog. So very cruel and heartbreaking.

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    I'm another paranoid parent. Rox and Leo are always with me, though when I leave them are locked in the outdoor area. Though, I don't know who would be game to jump the fence with them there, Rox can get pretty fiesty and does make a hell of a lot of racket at people at our fences. Even though Leo is 40kgs and has a big bark, he is still only 7months so I see him as my baby and I get so worried. And, our neighborhood is renown to have it's fair share of ferals.

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