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Dognapping gangs on rise
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(TELEGRAPH) — Thousands of dogs are being stolen every year, many by organised gangs, and being sold on the black market in a trade increasingly driven by the Internet.
As the full scale of “dognapping” in England is revealed, experts say an estimated 3,500 thefts were reported last year — an increase of around 17 per cent on the previous 12 months.
While some dogs are stolen from kennels and outhouses, thieves are getting increasingly bold — with animals being taken as they are being walked by their owners, and others being specifically targeted in burglaries.
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