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Dog Thefts on Increase in US
Animals  (tags: animals, pets, crime, theft, dog thefts, criminals )

- 2824 days ago -
Dog thefts in the US have more than trebled in recent years, according to new figures. So what's behind the surge in stealing pet pooches?
Cops Catch Fish, Suspect in Aquatic Caper
Animals  (tags: fish, theft, rescued, investigation )

- 3265 days ago -
Murrieta police have arrested a suspect in the theft of six rare fish valued at more than $900. Bryan Mendez, 25, was arrested Tuesday at his home in the 29000 block of Cottonwood Cove in Menifee
Teen Arrested in Zoo Theft of 3 Squirrel Monkeys, a Goeldi's Monkey, and An Amazon Parrot
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, zoos, theft, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 3535 days ago -
West Palm Beach police arrested a 17-year-old boy late Friday in the theft of three squirrel monkeys, a Goeldi's monkey and a Green-cheeked Amazon parrot from the Palm Beach Zoo, according to police spokesman Chase Scott.
Muscovy Duck Is Served at High-End Restaurants in South Florida-VIDEO
Animals  (tags: poaching, theft, Muscovy ducks, black market, heartbreak )

- 3555 days ago -
While the fate of one particular Muscovy duck -- "Albert" to the residents at his lakeside home -- may never be known, other Muscovies are being served up as entrees on South Florida tables. The ducks with the distinctive red masks are considered a
Duck Lovers Upset at Trapping of Muscovy Ducks at Their Sunrise Condo-Video!
Animals  (tags: Florida, Muscovy ducks, theft, police, trauma, ducklings )

- 3566 days ago -
Patricia Taylor can't talk about Albert without crying. For the past seven years, she has treated the Muscovy duck and his siblings as pets after raising them as hatchlings. A neighbor at her Pebble Springs condo handed them over as eggs after
Python Thieves Caught as It Had Eaten Rare Animal and Tracking Device!
Animals  (tags: pythons, woylie, Endangered Species, theft, tracking, authorities )

- 3585 days ago -
Western Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) staff were distressed to find that during a break-in, a carpet python had been stolen. However, the thieves were unaware that the 2m long python was being cared for by the DEC
UPDATE Cat Shelter Scandal - The Cat That Got Away
Animals  (tags: protection, pets, finances, donations, cat, Florida, theft )

- 3616 days ago -
Friday, we described the "Houdini-esque predicament" of Charles Saltzman, a former treasurer of the Deerfield Beach cat shelter, Feline Friends. Three years after leaving that position, he'd seemingly been caught red-handed, raiding a Feline Friends
Cat Goes on a Crime Spree
Animals  (tags: cats, behaviours, theft, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, pets, protection )

- 3692 days ago -
A one-year-old cat named Jack is stealing clothes from unsuspecting neighbors.
Theft of Monkey From Brazilian Zoo a Blow to Rare Species
Animals  (tags: brazil, zoolife, primate, monkeys, theft, pied tamarin, endangered, extinction, humans, protection, investigation )

- 3996 days ago -
SÃO PAULO, Brazil -- The theft of a rare Amazon monkey from a Brazilian zoo could harm biologists' efforts to repopulate the endangered species, zoo officials said Wednesday. Workers arriving at the zoo Tuesday morning noticed the male pied tamarin was
Japan to Probe Whale Meat 'Theft'
Animals  (tags: japan, marine wildlife, whales, whaling, whalemeat, theft, endangered, extinction, slaughter, protection, humans, sadness, killing, animalcruelty )

- 4012 days ago -
Officials in Tokyo are to investigate claims that shipping crews stole a tonne of meat from Japan's whale hunt. Documents seen by the BBC confirm that public prosecutors will examine corruption allegations lodged by the environmental group Greenpeace.
Welcome to Wild West Lothian as Rustlers Steal Alpacas
Animals  (tags: alpacas, theft, stolen, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection )

- 4022 days ago -
THEY are an unlikely target for a gang of criminals. But police in West Lothian are investigating the bizarre theft of a herd of alpacas from a field near Uphall. The docile animals, which are similar to small llamas and are prized for their extremely
Pets As Prey: The Alarming Rise In Dognapping
Animals  (tags: dognapping, pets, theft, animals, AnimalWelfare, protection, dogs, cats )

- 4070 days ago -
As the value and profile of purebred and crossbred dogs are on the rise, so are incidents of dognapping. The theft of pet dogs was once a rare occurrence, but has become a specialized criminal enterprise. Like car thieves, dognappers tend to target
Cops Probe California Rooster Thefts
Animals  (tags: roosters, cockfighting, police, theft, crime, investigation, AnimalWelfare, protection )

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- 4086 days ago -
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- More than a dozen roosters have been stolen from a local animal shelter, and authorities suspect they were snatched by people running a cockfighting operation.
Steering Clear Of Puppy Scams
Animals  (tags: puppy, scams, money, theft, dogs, cheap, prices, wire payment, cruelty, lies, sadnes, society, cheats, abuse, humans, law, crime )

- 4116 days ago -
Here's how it works: Scammers post an online ad or Web site or send an e-mail claiming to have a purebred puppy they can no longer take care of. They offer it to you for a tantalizingly low price.< The catch, of course, is that buyers must w
Pet Shop Hopes For Return Of Stolen Puppy
Animals  (tags: dogs, puppy stolen, theft, pet shop, animals, AnimalWelfare, pets, protection )

- 4125 days ago -
A Palm Beach Garden's pet store are concerned for the well-being of a puppy that was stolen from their care. Mark Parilla, a pet counselor at Petland, was working Wednesday night when a $1,000 silky terrier was snatched.

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