Last week I wrote about how my phone was stolen while out walking Chick, and how grateful I was that it was just a phone that was taken and not Chick herself. And then today I read about how pet theft is on the rise, and I felt even more grateful. How someone could steal someone else’s pet is beyond me, but according to the ASPCA, it happens all the time.
So if you’re out and about with your pet, remember: don’t leave them unattended or tied up outside a store; your pet is much too exposed. You should also be careful when leaving your pet unattended in your yard. You’d think your pup would be safe there, but you never know. And of course, be sure to microchip your pet! It can make a world of difference if something ever does happen; a collar can be taken off, but a microchip will always be there.
We never want to think something bad could happen to our pups, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. They’re members of your family, after all!