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DOGNAPPING! (stealies not sleepies)
  • shirapup32shirapup32
    Posts: 100
    Well I'm at work posting things on the web for NY Assembly members, and I came across a dognapping story! A man in a wheelchair and a woman stole a Husky, Laika, from in front of a store in Brooklyn. I initially wanted to post here to help out, but it turns out Laika has been found! You can read their happy ending here. Now Assemblyman Lentol is drafting legislation for NY that will raise the crime of dognapping from "Lost Property" to a felony.
    Property, my ass! That's my furbaby!
  • CaliaCalia
    Posts: 3664
    I never really liked the idea of leaving a dog outside while shopping for this exact reason. At least they got her back, though it's a shame that they shave her coat
    Post edited by Calia at 2009-08-04 13:31:06
  • KFontaine04KFontaine04
    Posts: 1872
    I would NEVER ever leave my dog outside unattended, or in the car unattended, or in the yard unattended...too much risk and I would not know what I would do if one of my furkids was snatched.
  • StaticNfuzzStaticNfuzz
    Posts: 1814
    Oh the wheelchair scam an oldie but goodie. This happens in retail too.....Most folks do not want to look at the handicapped so they ignore anyone with a disability and therefore thieves use that to their advantage in high traffic areas. The chairs put them at a lower shorter distance so people actually look over them as the thieves wonder to shoplift. If they have a dog no one usually thinks twice, even if the dog is ill behaved and not an assistance animal.

    It is really sad.... it puts those who do have an actual handicap at the mercy of extra scrutiny by police when there is an incident report at a mall etc.


    What isn't clear to me is if the individual who stole the dog in a wheel chair or was the chair used as a prop? Maybe they guy is mentally disturbed?
    Post edited by StaticNfuzz at 2009-08-04 13:52:50
  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 6678
    Oh my I don't know what I'd do if Bella or Saya was dognapped I'd cry every day I know that, but it's so sad things like this happens. I'm glad they got their dog back I hope they don't leave the poor thing alone again and I feel so bad for it since they shaved the poor dog.. =(
    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • MyloMylo
    Posts: 879
    Ugh. Dog napping is terrible. There was an article about dog napping in "Dogs in Canada" magazine about 6 months ago. A lot of them were 'animal rights activists' so called "freeing" dogs... morons. I was at a boutique shop a while ago and they were selling dog locks. They were pretty interesting little gadgets, although I didn't pay too much attention to exactly how they worked because I would never leave Mylo tethered to anything. At least it's something though.
  • That is horrible. Another good reason why dogs should be allowed anywhere you can bring a baby. I'm very hesitant to leave the Brat unattended anywhere. She's too valuable to us to not watch all the time when we're out. I'd want to kill or seriously maim anyone who ever took her. Very scary.
  • KFontaine04KFontaine04
    Posts: 1872
    Im gonna steal her Joe/Dawn, don't Maim me please :)
    Post edited by KFontaine04 at 2009-08-04 19:17:16
  • MyloMylo
    Posts: 879
    hahahhahha Kristin.
  • maim - To disable or disfigure, usually by depriving of the use of a limb or other part of the body.

    I'll let you chose which part. My suggestion is your pinky, we could do it Yakuza style! jk

    I really wouldn't though. Do you think the Universe could withstand that much Shibaevilcuteness in such a concentrated amount. Katsu, Miso, and Sake living in the same house would tear a whole in the very fabric of space time. It could destroy everything! Is that what you really want? Plus you'd come back home and find Sake missing, but I'd be doing it to save the universe.
  • KFontaine04KFontaine04
    Posts: 1872
    You are right, all that cuteness would just be too much awesome for one house...
  • RyanRyan
    Posts: 293
    Exactly why I don't leave Bella unattended. Not worth the risk with my puppykid.
    She is inside when we aren't home, and if I have to leave her in the car(paying for fuel etc), well, good luck to them trying to break into it.
    Bella (Sherae Aka Akicho) | F | Born 27/1/2012
    Suki (Aust. Ch. Betlin Takaisuki) | M | Born 03/02/2005, adopted 10/09/2012

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