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Not Just For Disney Villains: Puppy Theft Is On The Rise

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If Cruella De Vil is alive she must be in America.

The number stolen pets in the states has skyrocketed over the past few years. It's not their fur the burglars are after - designer dogs (like teacup yorkies or mini labradoodles) are a pricy commodity, but only if they're alive.

If we are willing to pay more and more for dogs they are more and more likey valuable to thieves.

When Peggy Riley's San Antonio home was broken into thieves took only her computer and her two yorkie puppies. Much like the stylish Disney Villain, these burglars don't have the slightest idea how much
how much a pet can mean to someone.

"The distress has been to such a degree that I can't even explain. It's turned my life upside down. I don't have children so these are my babies."

Explained Riley, who would pay thousands to get her furry family back. Ugh, SO SO SAD!!

There's the numbers of dog thefts according to the American Kennel Club: 2008: 71; 2009: 162; 2010: 255; Jan-July 2011: 224 (150 same period last year).

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