Woburn, MA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012
Theft is a problem that has plagued humankind since the dawn of civilization. Dog theft, though not commonly discussed, is one of the many forms of stealing that has devastated its victims. Nancy Kerns of OrovilleMR.com reports that dog theft is on the rise. Tall Tails Doggie Day Care warns pet owners to keep a close eye on their dogs.
Dog theft is not a crime that often makes headlines; however, Kerns is shining light on this issue because it has become a major problem: "Dogs do get stolen, and according to some sources, dog theft is on the rise. According to the AKC Companion Animal Recovery National Pet Theft Database, based on AKC CAR customer and media reports, the incidence of pet theft jumped dramatically in 2011. Petfinder.com reports that as many as two million pets per year are stolen, and that only about ten percent are ever returned to their owners."
Kerns reports that both small and large breeds are stolen, as well as exotic and purebred dogs. The fate of these dogs is not always clear, but many are used as bait dogs or bred to have expensive puppies.
"The theft of a dog is crushing," commented Jordan Holt, owner of Tall Tails Doggie Day Care. "Dogs are often considered members of the family, and having one stolen can be as distressing as losing a child. Even pet owners who take perfect care of their dogs have experienced this loss, but there are ways to prevent dog theft from occurring."
The prevention that Holt speaks of refers, largely, to keeping a watchful eye on pets. Leaving pets in the yard when no one is home is very dangerous. Likewise, leaving pets outside when visiting a coffee shop or bookstore is equally risky: "I've lost count of the news stories I've read or watched in TV about a beloved dog who was stolen when the owner stepped inside a business for 'just a minute,'" Kerns lamented.
Pet owners are also encouraged to ensure that all fences and gates are secure, as loose dogs are also targets of theft. Tall Tails Doggie Day Care recommends checking yard enclosures once per month to ensure that dogs cannot escape. This is especially important if a dog is known to dig.
Dog theft may be on the rise, but Tall Tails Doggie Day Care hopes that, with these tips and a higher level of awareness, pet owners can keep their dogs secure.
Tall Tails Doggie Day Care offers premier services to Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, and Charlestown. The organization provides an exciting and secure environment in which dogs can play and exercise while their owners are at work. Tall Tails Doggie Day Care is committed to providing the highest in service to dogs and their owners.
To learn more about Tall Tails Doggie Day Care, visit http://talltails.biz.