PET THEFT AWARENESS WEEK: MARCH 14th-21st
Bernie's mum here, letting you know that today marks the last day of Pet Theft Awareness Week. If you haven't seen these posters floating around the social media sites yet, they're posted below and they contain some scary statistics.
With pet theft constantly on the rise, owners need to be extra vigilant when out and about with their dogs but also equally vigilant in ensuring their safety when at home. I'm still seeing dogs tied up outside shops and left alone in cars and I worry so much for them. If you're going to go into places where you can't take your dogs with you then leave them at home! They are so much safer there.
Be wary when strangers stop to ask certain questions about your dog. Questions that ring bells for us are; 'What breed is he?', 'Is he neutered?', 'How much did you pay for him?' etc. Lie to strangers if you have to. We've told strangers before that Bernie has diabetes and requires constant medication in hopes of deterring them.
There was a sickening story posted only the other day about a 14 week old Bichon puppy who was left in a critical state with a possible broken hip and leg after being kicked by a man who tried to steal the pup whilst on a walk. The 21 yr old female owner also suffered from a broken nose after being punched in the face by the man.