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Stolen puppies

Diamondsmum
October 14th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Wow!

This is scary & horrible..

Street address: Bowmanville View map
Location: Oshawa
Date Listed: 12-Oct-08


STOLEN LATE SATURDAY NIGHT!!
A LITTER OF BULLDOG PUPPIES
SOME ONE BROKE INTO OUR HOME AND STOLE THEM
CALL 905 697-1704
OR 905-576-4683

Stolen puppies (http://oshawa.kijiji.ca/c-community-lost-found-STOLEN-W0QQAdIdZ80160511)

A friend sent me the link, She is lives the neighbourhood.

How horrible is that?

14+kitties
October 14th, 2008, 10:45 AM
That's pretty scary! People seem to be getting more and more desparate for ways to make money.

Diamondsmum
October 14th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Yup I agree, L4.

Hubby & I discussed that Diamond will NOT be left alone in the house.

We will take her with us everywhere :thumbs up. (I know it might end up biting us later on in her life but what can we do to protect her:shrug:?

It just scares teh hell out of me if something were to happen to her:sad:

Love4himies
October 14th, 2008, 11:12 AM
DM, wasn't it you that had the scare with Diamond almost being dognapped? Wonder if there is any connection between this theft and the guy in your yard? :grouphug:

BenMax
October 14th, 2008, 11:12 AM
This is sickening! My worries go out for these poor pups - no doubt that someone saw dollar signs. I really wonder if the people are worried about the pups or worried about losing the $$$.

Hope they do not wind up in a puppymill!

Diamondsmum
October 14th, 2008, 11:17 AM
yup L4,

Was me, I think that is why I am soo horrified & angry seeing it.

People will go to any lengths I think for $$

I wonder if the puppies were advertised on Kiiji & a potential buyer got address or something from the owners..??

Esp seeing how I put posters up etc about this guy all over town I wonder if he took to a different area?

momsloopy
October 14th, 2008, 11:42 AM
So Very Sad:sad:. I hope the puppies will be ok. :pray::fingerscr They will be returned home unharmed.

kathryn
October 14th, 2008, 01:38 PM
That's scary. I give out my grandmoms address for people to come see the kittens... but I don't just give it out like candy. Jeeze that would be so horrifying if one day my grandmom came home and our kittens got kitten-napped!!! I don't think that would ever happen around here. They are all chipped & tagged already though so *whew*.

MommaKat
October 14th, 2008, 01:54 PM
This stolen pooch thing has been scaring me :yell: I never leave Maggie unattended outside. I have left her in the car when hubby and I are traveling so I can get a drink from the store or go to bathroom, but we always parked in front of the store window so we could watch her. I think we will not do that anymore though. I don't know what I would do if she was stolen from me or got lost :sad::yell:

I did google some great tips from the AKC about dog theft and what you can do to prevent it or if your a victim of it ...

At Home

-- Don't let your dog off-leash - Keeping your dog close to you
reduces the likelihood it will wander off and catch the
attention of thieves. A Saint Bernard that had wandered away
from his owner in Nebraska was snatched up right off the road.

-- Don't leave your dog unattended in your yard - Dogs left
outdoors when no one is home for long periods of time can be
potential targets, especially if you live in a rural area and
the fenced-in yard or dog runs are visible from the street.

-- Keep purchase price to yourself - If strangers approach you to
admire your dog during walks, don't answer questions about how
much the dog cost or give details about where you live.

-- Breeders need to be aware of home visits by potential puppy
buyers - Criminals posing as would be "puppy buyers" have
visited breeder homes to snatch dogs, while other homes have
been burglarized when the owner was away. From Yorkies in Los
Angeles to Bulldogs in Connecticut, thieves have targeted
young puppies of these highly coveted breeds.

On the Road

-- Never leave your dog in an unattended car, even if it's locked
- Even if you are gone for only a moment, an unlocked car is
an invitation for trouble. Also leaving expensive items in the
car such as a GPS unit or laptop will only invite thieves to
break and possibly allow the dog to escape.

-- Don't tie your dog outside a store - This popular practice
among city dwelling dog owners can be a recipe for disaster.
Reports have surfaced of such thefts in Manhattan. If you need
to go shopping, patronize only dog-friendly retailers or leave
the dog at home.

-- Be vigilant when entering or leaving establishments or venues
catering to dogs such as grooming salons, veterinarians,
doggie day care or hotels - Be aware of your surroundings,
such as slow moving vehicles, or people watching you and your
dog. Carry pepper spray as a precaution and, if possible,
don't walk alone late at night or stay in a well lit area.

Recovery

-- Protect your dog with microchip identification - Collars and
tags can be removed so make sure you have permanent ID with a
microchip. Keep contact information current with your recovery
service provider. Several pets have been recovered because of
alert people scanning and discovering microchips. For more
information and to enroll your pet in a 24 hour recovery
service visit www.akccar.org.

-- If you suspect your dog has been stolen - Immediately call the
police / animal control in the area your pet was last seen.

-- Have fliers with a recent photo ready to go if your dog goes
missing - Keep a photo of your dog in your wallet or on an
easily accessible web account so that you can distribute
immediately if your pet goes missing.


And I found some great tips to protect your home in general.. a little :offtopic: but could help too. I hope the bulldog puppies are found :fingerscr

Home tips:

http://www.hgtv.ca/articles/articledetails.aspx?ContentId=705&cat=1&by=3

hazelrunpack
October 14th, 2008, 03:27 PM
That is frightening, DM! :eek: Poor pups. :sad:

How close is this to you? Do you think this could be the same guy that tried to nab Diamond? Or perhaps part of a ring?

This is just nightmarish.... :sad:

Diamondsmum
October 14th, 2008, 04:26 PM
The cops think is quite possibly connected part of a ring (I just called the officer back to inquire)

There was 4 more dognappings & 2 attempts This weekend.

Different towns but.. Still so close to home

Chris21711
October 15th, 2008, 10:23 AM
DM - did you read that two Shar-Peis were stolen in Queensville, 9 months old, brother and sister, it is on infopet.ca, Now that is close to home.

Hazel - Bowmanville is over an hours drive from us.

Tundra_Queen
October 15th, 2008, 10:36 AM
That is terrible!! How is the Mom dog doing? Did she get taken too?

Debbie

Melinda
October 15th, 2008, 03:55 PM
my nephew and his wife live there, I'll pass this on to them

chico2
October 15th, 2008, 05:17 PM
OMG,poor puppies:cry:sick people,why don't they rob a bank if they are so desperate:yell:
Bulldog-puppies can get you quiet a bit of money,someone I met in a park,paid almost $4.000 for a Bull-Dog,from a good breeder.
I hope this gets a lot of attention and the pups are returned,them and the other unfortunate pups:fingerscr
SICK CRUEL PEOPLE!

rainbow
October 15th, 2008, 05:41 PM
So sad :sad:

This group likely drives them elsewhere to be sold....I hope they catch them. :fingerscr :goodvibes: