Dog theft: a booming traffic

Every year Tens of thousands of dogs are stolen from their owners in France. A phenomenon that continues to grow, making dog traffic one of the largest trafficking existing, after those of weapons and drugs.

Stolen dogs, but to What are the purposes?

Whether breed or cross, all dogs are of interest to thieves, even though most of them are aimed at fashionable breeds such as Chihuahuas, Pugs or Bulldogs. French

These dogs are often sold to individuals who are unaware of the origin of the animals they buy in good faith. Some are less fortunate, and are sent to Eastern European countries to become breeding dogs in breeding.

The litters from these dogs are then often sent to France, where they are sold to pet shops or individuals

Others are stolen to be sold to laboratories carrying out experiments on animals, or sent to countries where are organized fights of molossoïdes...

It happens also that ransoms are claimed with devastated masters...

In 2001, only in France, it is thus 60 000 dogs which would have been victims of this traffic , indicates a report of information deposited with the National Assembly.

Certain regions of the country are more struck than others by this plague, like Hautes-Pyrénées, Gers, Ariège, the Haute-Garonne, or Haute-Savoie, departments currently placed on red alert.

Cart e vigilance published on March 15 last

Testimonials: I stole my dog!

"Two of my dogs disappeared at one year intervals: a Beagle named Diaulle in March 2012 on the village of Cannelle Orcinu. He was identified with a chip. And an adopted dog who had been entrusted to us by a couple who had found him tied to a tree. He was not yet identified, we nicknamed him Vagabondu. It disappeared in the space of half an hour on the plain of Peri, and the other in less than 10 minutes. So I think the person has a very well-honed technique and a vehicle, "says Amiciza

" The day most of the time my dog ​​stays in our garden which is 650m² with a fence of 2 meters high where she plays since
In the evening it sleeps inside
Saturday, we have unfortunately returned later than expected... And suddenly it was in the garden!
But so far we we felt safe in our garden and we were far from imagining such a drama.
What is most worrying is that if they came specifically for my dog ​​that means they had been watching us for a long time. moment... Because my dog ​​does not bark often so how to know a staffie was inside?
Anyway we are very worried and very unhappy...
I am very afraid of the traffics dogs... "says a resident of Fos sur mer, who made an appeal a few days ago on AllCreatureAnimalClinic.

What precautions should you take?

- Make your animal suck, so that in the event of theft or disappearance, it can be identified.
- Avoid to leave your dog alone in a car, even for a few minutes
- Do not leave your pet in the garden unattended
- Do not leave your animal tied in front of a shop, or any other place forbidden to animals

My animal has disappeared, what to do?

If your dog has been stolen, it is essential to report the flight to the gendarmerie or the police as soon as possible.

It is also necessary to declare the disappearance at the National Canine Tattoo Center for tattooed dogs :

National Canin File
Central Canine Society
155 avenue Jean Jaurès 93535 Aubervilliers
Tel: +33 (0) 1 49 37 54 54
Monday to Friday from 8h to 17h and Saturday from 9h to 17h

And from the Radio Frequency Identification Society for dogs with microchip:
112-114 Avenue Gabriel PERI
94246 The Hay The Roses Cedex
Tel: 01 55 01 08 00

Also inform I-CAD , who will inform all veterinarians, practicing in France, and Spread as many ads and posters as possible, with as much information as possible to help identify your pet.

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