Keep your pets from being stolen by implanting a microchip in them.
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You might find this surprising but pet theft is on the rise or what they call dognapping. Dognapping has increased by 32 percent from last year. Just what do people get out of dognapping a pet from a loving home? Actually, these stolen pets are usually sold online through Craigslist and usually used in dog fights or sold to puppy mills to breed them. It is sad, but it happens. In fact it happens so much that an estimated two million pets are stolen every year.

Not only has dognapping increased by 32 percent within the last year, but only a small amount of those pets are reunited with their loving owners.

Although there are many types of dogs stolen every year, there are some more common ones that the thieves choose more often than others. According to KFOR.com, they include Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Maltese, French Bulldog, Chihuahua, Boston Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Labra-Doodle, German Shepherd, and Pitbulls.

However, if you have lost a dog to a thief, there is help on the way. PetFBI will help you find your stolen dog. They cover the whole country and let pet owners search through lost and found pets. Although they can help you find your stolen pet and bring on a happy reunion, prevention is always the best way to keep your pet from being stolen. There are a few different things you can do to prevent your dog from being stolen. One thing you can do is to have a microchip implanted into them. This is the best way to prevent your dog from getting lost and end up stolen by someone who only cares about the money they will get for stealing them and selling them to someone online for dog fighting purposes or to a puppy mill for breeding purposes.

According to Fox 8, another great way to prevent your pet from being stolen is to buy a new GPS monitor they have out now. You can have your pet wear it. Also, make sure your dog is spayed or neutered because if they are “fixed” they are least likely to be taken to be sold to puppy mills.

It has also been suggested to have a good quality photo of your dog so that you can have it available to show people in case your pet gets lost or stolen. Also, don’t leave your pet unattended for even a minute.

Also, according to Fox 8, Captain Doug Hunter from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department recommends pet owners to keep all documentation including vet bills, keep their licenses up-to-date, and make sure to keep your ownership papers.

Another form of identification that is suggested to have is their DNA. You can take a quick swab of their mouth with a q-tip and stick it inside an envelope to have in case your pet does get lost or stolen.

The PETFBI is their to help you in case your pet is lost or stolen. To learn more about them, visit this website.

One more thing you should have for your pet in case something happens to them is pet insurance. Pet insurance can help cover them in case they get sick, lost, or stolen.

Many pets even get taken from fenced-in yards and even locked cars. This is why you need to make sure they are covered and protected in any way you can.

Pets get lost and stolen all the time and dognapping is on the rise. Keeping your pets with you at all times is a must to ensure this doesn’t happen to them.