Roughly 2 million dogs and cats are stolen every year in the United States. Unfortunately, only 10 percent of stolen fur-kids ever make their way back to their families. Pets that don’t return are used as bait for dog fights, bred in puppy mills, sold to labs for animal testing, or face other cruel fates. Of course, no pet parent wants to have to experience a stolen pet. So how can you keep your fur-babies safe from pet theft?
Pet Theft Prevention Tips
At Next Level Pet Care, we care about the safety of your fur-babies and want to help you protect them. Here are some suggestions to help keep your pets safe and sound:
- Never leave your dog alone in a yard, car, or tethered outside a place of business, not even for a moment. A minute is all the time a thief needs.
- Spray or neuter your pets; this will help lessen your fur-kids tendency to want to roam and will also keep away thieves that are stealing dogs for breeding.
- Don’t forget to microchip your fur-kid. Many pets get to reunite with their owners even years later because of microchips.
- Put an ID tag on your pet’s collar and make sure that you update it and your microchip information if you move or change phone numbers.
Keeping Your Pets Safe With Next Level Pet Care
Need a mid-day check for your fur-kid? Contact Next Level Pet Care and let us meet your pet sitting and dog walking needs. Our trained paw-fessionals know exactly what to do to make your pets feel spec-pup-ular and to keep them safe and sound.
Next Level Pet Care 508.556.0656
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