Have You Heard of Pet Flipping?


Police fear a new heartless crime is growing throughout the
United States. The crime is known as
pet flipping. Criminals are continuing to
find lost dogs, and instead of returning them to their owners, they are selling these
pets for a profit.
One incident occurred in Indianapolis this summer. Leisa Waggoner’s dog Rosie, a
schnauzer, got lost on the streets of Indianapolis. Desperate, Waggoner posted
flyers all over the neighborhood. When she went to a lost dog website the next
day, she got great news, Rosie had been found. But there was a twist, a con
artist, posing as Rosie’s owner, had already claimed the dog off the website.
The con artist claimed the dog and listed her on Craiglists for $50.
In Indianapolis, there were 10 such cases of “pet flipping”alone this year. Police say these crooks can make anywhere from $50 to $1000 on
any lost pet, it all depends on the breed.
Although it’s a growing problem, pet flipping can be avoided.
Never leave your pet unattended for in the front and backyard. If your pet does
end up missing, check the pet’s section of Craigslist in your area to see if
anyone is trying to sell the same breed. The best way to limit this issue is to
get your pet micro chipped.  Micro
chipping can help identify a pet and return it to its rightful owner.
For more information on pet flipping and tips to keep your
pet safe, visit our website at
Bregman Vet Group
. Also, if you’re interested in micro
chipping your pet, please call any one of the Bregman Veterinary Group

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