Mexico Has a Serious Dog Kidnapping Problem

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It’s not secret that there’s a well documented history of kidnapping issues in Mexico.   Over 26,000 people have gone missing in the last 6 years.  However, kidnapping is not only limited to humans.   The kidnapping of dogs has quadrupled over the last several years in Mexico as reported by animal care and control organizations in the area.

How this typically happens is by gun threat.  Often times criminal gangs will approach a dog owner and threaten them before seizing the pet.  Other times kidnappers will use dogs in heat to lure in new ones.   The intent of these kidnappings are to induce a ransom on owners for profit.   Unfortunately given all the human incidences of kidnapping, dogs are not prioritized by the police.

“They said it was absurd that I was trying to report the theft of a dog,” one victim told the Los Angeles Times.  To view pictures of scenes in Mexico City you can visit this site.

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