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How To Make Sure Your Dog Is Safe? Little Poodle Dog Gets Stolen From His House By A Strange Man And His Owner Is Heart Broken

Date March 20, 2019

According to the American Humane Association, about 10 million dogs and cats get stolen or lost every year in the US, and you just begin to wonder why someone would steal a pet? Here are some reasons why.

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1. People steal pets so they can sell them and make money;

2. They also do that so they can get a reward. When the pet owner announces that the pet is missing, they bring them back and pose as good people;

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Often times, the pet isn’t microchipped and goes missing.

A little poodle was stolen

As reported by KHOU, a 3-month-old miniature poodle was snatched away from its owners home in Channelview, Texas.

The thief broke into the house through the window in a back bedroom, taking nothing along with him but the adorable poodle, Watson.

A surveillance camera showed the man petting the dog before whisking him away from its home, while a neighbor’s camera shows him leaving in a silver four-door vehicle.

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Grecia Solano, the pet owner, claimed she was at work when the awful incident happened. Solano and her boyfriend, Issac Perez, expressed their grief about Watson’s plight.

“He’s my life. He’s more than just a dog, he’s my family.”

The owner has promised a $1000 reward to whoever finds the poodle. The Harris County Sheriff’s office is carrying out an investigation, doing all they can to get the poodle back to its owner.

How to make sure your dog is safe

With such news as this, you might be worried about how to make your pet safe. Here are ways to ensure that:

1. Always make sure you do not leave your pet unattended. If you have to leave for a while, don’t make it too long;

2. When going out with your pet, do not leave it in the car, not even for a few minutes;

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3. Microchipping your pet ensures its safety even if it is stolen. You could always trace your pet back. Also, it’s not costly;

4. Finally, have your pets spayed or neutered. It will make them less vulnerable to theft, and less likely to run off.

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We hope that little Watson is found and reunited with his owners. No one deserves to lose their best friend.

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