Beware of the Dog Burglar!

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Police have apprehended a burglar who stole a prize-winning French Bulldog and 15 puppies:

 “Police said on Saturday 29-year old Vigil Philip Birch was in custody, charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property. The dogs went missing on New Year’s Eve.

Birch told police he planned the resell the dogs, which he bought for $US2,200 apiece from an unidentified friend who he said stole them. Lawyers for Birch were not immediately available for comment.

The stolen dogs included El Che, named after Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and a winner of an award at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in 2010, according to owner and Miami-based breeder Marcelo Cicuta.”

I am not an expert on this but I suspect the thief may have found this kind of hot property difficult to sell. Then again, he may not have been the Evil Genius we imagine:

“Some (puppies) were found on the street, police said.”

Reading this kind of story makes me appreciate the value of Microchipping. If your dog (cat, rabbit, anything) isn’t microchipped yet, go out today and get it done. Unless you want to be the dog-burglar’s next victim.

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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