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Stolen dogs

On 20 Feb 2016 at 12:26pm Janet Street Preacher wrote:
Has anyone had or know someone who has had their dog stolen in Lewes?
Did you/they get them back?
On 20 Feb 2016 at 2:08pm Reservoir Dogs wrote:
There was some taken from Arlington.
On 20 Feb 2016 at 3:03pm Kettle wrote:
Why? has anything happened? Very nervous now.
On 20 Feb 2016 at 5:09pm Richard wrote:
If you keep a dog under control, how does it get stolen?
On 20 Feb 2016 at 6:39pm A Person wrote:
People often leave their dogs in the car for a few minutes, and in some parts of the country car windows have been smashed to take a dog. In this town, many people will tie their dog up outside a shop, assuming that it will be safe (although I confess I wouldn't risk it). If there have been actual thefts rather than lost dogs then I'd like to know about.
On 20 Feb 2016 at 6:59pm Janet Street Preacher wrote:
Nothing to worry about but I tied my dog up outside a shop recently and forgot her when I left the shop. She was still there an hour later when I remembered but Mr S P was very worried and I got a bit of a telling off.
On 20 Feb 2016 at 9:07pm Poo wrote:
I lost my old dog last night so I mayed my way home .to fine she got a taxi home
On 21 Feb 2016 at 10:16am Just me wrote:
How can you forget your dog? Did you tie it up away from the shop?
I wouldn't leave my dog tied up outside a shop. It was only a couple of years ago that someone had their dog stolen from outside boots and (I think) it was used as a bait dog.
On 21 Feb 2016 at 2:57pm NotfromLewes wrote:
Anything a thief wants, they will take!
If a dog is left outside a shop, in a car, off the lead....It can be taken....
The more rarer a breed or expensive pedigree a dog is...The more attractive it becomes to a thief. Or the smaller the breed, the easier to steal more stealthy.
The other horrid recent discovery is that it doesn't really matter about the breed as they have dog fighting rings where they throw the underdog in against another more viscous dogs.
Although many feel safe in Lewes. Do not forget that visitors/ tourists/ opportunists will always be around. So if you take the chance (by leaving your pet in plain site unattended) then prepare yourself for the harsh reality that......it only takes a minute to have a dog stolen!
So is it worth it? To leave your loved pet....
On 22 Feb 2016 at 11:39am Kettle wrote:
I have seen a bait dog at a rescue. It had had all of its teeth and claws removed. I never leave my dog tied up anywhere.
From various dog forums, I gather that lurchers and staffs are the most likely to be taken, but I just wouldn't risk it with any dog.
On 22 Feb 2016 at 1:45pm Pot wrote:
It is indeed horrible what people will do to dogs.

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