Simple Tips Protect Beloved Pets
National Pet Theft Awareness Day is in February.
This important day is intended to increase public awareness of pet theft as well as everyday responsible pet care
Nearly two million companion animals are stolen each year: many are abducted from their yards to be used in dog fighting rings, sold to research laboratories or puppy mills, or used for dissection or other sadistic acts. There are simple steps per owners can take to ensure the safety of their pets:
1) Keep pets indoors when not at home
2) Ensure proper identification with a collar and I.D. tag and identification microchip
3) Spay and neuter pets: sterilized pets are less likely to roam
4) Keep dogs on leashes when outside and keep cats indoors
5) Never leave an animal unattended in a vehicle
6) Ensure that gates are padlocked and fences are high enough and secure
7) Keep pet licenses current and keep a current photo of pets on hand
8) If pet is missing call the Animal shelter to leave the animal description, last known location
and your contact information.
9) Post lost pet information in your neighborhood, veterinarian offices, groomers and local
It is a tragedy that any pet owner should suffer the heartbreak of a stolen pet.
If you believe your pet has been stolen, do not delay in filing a theft report by contacting the local authorities. Pet thefts often occur in groups within the same neighborhoods, and prompt reporting will increase your odds of recovering your animals and preventing additional thefts.
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