It should be noted that most of the reported 'thefts' are in fact lost animals that will turn up in a police station or dog's home a couple of miles away in a few days. The only solution, apart from being aware, is MICROCHIP your animal.
Who's watching yours?
Unfortunately in London there is a SMALL problem of pets being stolen, usually for three reasons
- To claim the reward
- If you have a pedigree breed it is likely that it will be re-sold
- For ransom
In short be careful, these people are both organised and opportunists. The only solution, apart from being aware, is MICROCHIPS.
Ask in the surgery - microchipping is a sure-fire way of identifying your animal for life and means that if the animal is taken away and another vet sees it then it should be returned.