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The nerve of some people!

That's a horrible story. I'm really sorry to hear the dog got stolen after you so kindly took t in. Some people have no heart. I really hope all the missing dogs make it home safe and sound.

They get them from several different sources. People's yards, shelters, breeders, and yes, they breed their own, as well.

That's one of the few reasons I'm glad to be living in the UK. Labs have to get their dogs from a licenced breeding establishment - someone who specifically breeds lab dogs. It's illegal to get dogs from any other source thank god, so our pets are safe.

Dog theft here seems to be for three reasons: dog fighting, breeding or held to ransom for large sums of money.

I hate people sometimes.... good luck at finding them.
 
I hate to even mention this, but where do you think testing labs get their animals? Please always keep your pet on a leash when outside, or at least watch them, especially given the fact that your neighbors also had a dog disappear. That's what usually happens when the evil animal testing people go out "scouting" for new recruits - they'll hit a whole neighborhood. I'd hate to hear that you lost your lab, too. Poor animals...
I have heard that people actually do steal animals for lab testing before....but then I also have to wonder what legitimate company would even be able to use an animal taken off the street where they have no background information for their data. Their test results woul dbe kind of useless. *shrug* I dunno.
If anyone comes all the way out here to try and steal dogs for that purpose they must be bored or desperate. I live 20 minutes out of town, down several curvy back roads and have no stores, or neighborhoods near me. My nearest neighbor is my inlaws, and I have no other neighbors within a mile one way and 2 miles the other way. No one is going to come out here and hit the animal motherload, unless they are in the market for cattle and donkeys, or coyotes. lol

My yard has a fence around it, and my dog is either in the yard or in the house, depending on the weather. But, The little dog that disappeared wasn't even mine. I wasn't going to keep a stray dog that I don't know the background of in my home around my kids and guinea pigs, which is why she was blocked off on the porch.... Someone dumped her off here and We were trying to find her a home and avoid sending her into a shelter. I hate that she is gone, but I did the best I could for her to keep her safe while I fattened her up and looked for a home.
 
I hate to even mention this, but where do you think testing labs get their animals? Please always keep your pet on a leash when outside, or at least watch them, especially given the fact that your neighbors also had a dog disappear. That's what usually happens when the evil animal testing people go out "scouting" for new recruits - they'll hit a whole neighborhood. I'd hate to hear that you lost your lab, too. Poor animals... :sad:

I've heard of that happening - particularly in relation to Class B Dealers.

From the Humane Society US, website

"A Class B dealer’s “random sources” are indeed that. Dealers regularly buy dogs from auctions, flea markets, or "pounds." They also buy them from “bunchers,” another group of people who collect animals from random sources. Because they are not regulated by any agency at all, bunchers create an additional problem with enforcement. Class B dealers and bunchers have been known to snag lost, stray, or “free to a good home” pets. There have been cases of pets being stolen from their owners’ backyards."

Full Article: (broken link removed)
 
I have heard that people actually do steal animals for lab testing before....but then I also have to wonder what legitimate company would even be able to use an animal taken off the street where they have no background information for their data. Their test results woul dbe kind of useless. *shrug* I dunno.

Geez. I almost hate that I'm the one who started this conversation, since it's just so horrible, but...

You are forgetting that they are also used for other reasons; one being disection in classrooms, for example. (There are many other examples of why they wouldn't care about the animals' backround, but I won't get into that...)


I wasn't going to keep a stray dog that I don't know the background of in my home around my kids and guinea pigs, which is why she was blocked off on the porch.... Someone dumped her off here and We were trying to find her a home and avoid sending her into a shelter. I hate that she is gone, but I did the best I could for her to keep her safe while I fattened her up and looked for a home.

Absolutely! I don't think anyone is saying you did the wrong thing. Clearly, you did the best you could (and your best WAS great)! It isn't your fault. And who knows - maybe a coyote got her or something - or maybe she just ran away. No one really knows.
 

Absolutely! I don't think anyone is saying you did the wrong thing. Clearly, you did the best you could (and your best WAS great)! It isn't your fault. And who knows - maybe a coyote got her or something - or maybe she just ran away. No one really knows.

I have to agree here. My main reason for adding the information about Class B dealers is that it's something I only found out about in the last few months and most people I've mentioned it to have no idea that this happens and because it had been mentioned I saw it as an oportunity to share what I had learnt.

As for keeping the dog separated, that's exactly what should be done, even if you decided to keep her you would have ensured that any diseases that she may have been carrying were caught early and any that could be passed on were less likely to.
 
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