Turns out pet flipping is a topic that many of you are interested in, so I’m searching for more info on this important topic. If you’re not familiar with the term, pet flipping can happen in a couple of different ways. Con artists may steal a dog found out wandering or even take a dog from your yard, then they advertise it on Craigslist or in other online forums and sell the dog for profit. Alternatively, they may claim a lost dog from an online posting, then turn around and sell him or her.
Your best defense? Keep your dog in your sight or on a leash at all times. And get the dog micro-chipped so you can positively identify yourself as the owner. Also, hang onto the papers that came with your dog and any pictures you may have taken that can help you prove a past relationship with the dog.
This crime, known as pet flipping, is starting to appear in Ohio, and maybe in your state, too. Thieves steal your dog, then list him or her on Craigslist to make a quick buck. How do you prove the dog is yours after it’s been stolen? Make sure you have whatever papers you got with the dog, and most importantly, implant a microchip! Better yet, keep your dog in sight or inside at all times.
Until next time,
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