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These are coming after your pets and selling them for huge profits.
But by taking a few steps now you can prevent your furry friend from becoming a criminal's best friend down the road so how do you do that.
Joining me now.
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-- -- have him back.
On set my favorite died in the world I think.
But this is -- concerning -- told me about the.
This -- what we're seeing now the big trend is -- flipping where people -- acquire a dog either by stealing our by misrepresentation.
And they'll want to breed or sell the dog we sell the dog for profit.
And that's -- don't want these dogs get.
Kicked off out of backyards.
A lot all over the place a lot of times what will happen is people leave their dog -- a backyard like a Golden Retriever are your key.
And then these will come into the backyard of the front -- and then take the dog and drive away and then put an -- -- and penny saver on Craigslist and then try to resell it.
And if the dog is not.
Spayed or neutered.
It's a windfall because in the wanna start to breed the jock.
Now you said this used to happen because they would make these dogs fight.
In pastures we sell a lot of people who it.
Maybe for example -- three or four guys in the truck they pull up to get aside on the sidewalk a woman would be walking her dog and they would jump that was still the talk.
A smaller dog because they would use those dogs -- So you're not seeing that so much anymore because people contract license plates people have cell phones.
So now what you're seeing is people kind of stalking what to do with children Apple Stock dog that lets you walking her dog and -- check at a neighborhood to see what type of dogs -- in the neighborhood.
And then they'll go after you or talk.
So what do you do I mean the reality is you -- can have your eye and your pet every single moment you can't have your eye on your pet every single moment there are a lot of things that you can give you -- -- do ID tags he definitely wanna do micro chipping because even if this police are involved and there is a dispute.
At least the micro triple -- forward deal but it short -- also current pictures are really really important.
If you're doing on FaceBook -- -- a lot of times when dogs get lost or stolen.
People in the FaceBook community we'll help you pass those posters -- your -- those people are your friends their dog -- They want you to find your dog back and they don't want it to happen to them also micro chipping is really important like I -- On and you wanna be vigilant -- -- another thing that happens to a lot of times let's say you have a dog you decide it's really expensive you can't take care -- -- lifestyle changes.
What's the you don't want to sell the dog that you wanted to get a look at home what do you do but you know -- the best thing to do is talk your veterinarian -- Talked to a shelter because they're gonna screen to talk to find the best -- -- -- for giving it to somebody up the -- -- list he might be a pet flipper.
That is just appalling I didn't have -- this is a huge problem now starting to be hot commonplace problems you know we -- it started seeing it in the midwest and Chicago.
Kansas Saint Louis and now it's coming here it's everywhere and really it everywhere now are at the last thing we would line.
It's a pet like -- being -- absolute rat dog is so fantastic Charlotte thanks to come and I'm sure it's always great to have you on the -- we -- get -- -- Next step that stat ironic story -- up.
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