How do you feel when the dog you love has been stolen?you will be very sad, right? But how long can you go searching for the lost dog? This owner has traveled 310 miles to find his stolen dog. Interesting right? So let’s dive into the topic to get a clear idea.
The following story depicts an emotional reunion between a lost dog and his devoted owner after the dog was found more than 310 miles from his house.
Meet Farid – A Devoted Dog Owner
In June 2020, Bandit, a one-year-old Malinois Shepherd, disappeared from his Côte-d’Or household (France). Because of his disappearance, Bandit’s owner Farid was upset and spent months looking for him. Eight months passed before a nice stranger found Bandit by the side of the road. The poor puppy was taken away when he was only four months old.
310 miles from the Bandit’s residence, a collarless bandit was found. Fortunately, Bandit had a microchip implanted, enabling him to be (ultimately) reunited with his owner.
The kind of stories and movies we need involve a reunion that has been planned. Due to the great, life-saving work of the shelter, a kind Samaritan, and a microchip, Bandit and Farid were reunited and anticipated spending many more years together.
Farid made Bandit his first priority right away. “I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to the reunion. I can’t overstate how crucial it is to microchip your animal.
The day I brought Bandit home was one of the best days of my life, Falid said. The owner, Bandit, and the entire staff all come together for a very emotional and beautiful reunion, as you can see in the video below. For more information, watch the video.
Leson To Learn From This Story
Sadly, dog theft is increasing; estimates indicate that seven dogs were taken per day in 2020, a 170 percent rise from 2019. Stealing Dog is seen as an easy way for thieves to gain a lot of money because of the pandemic’s significant increase in demand for puppies and the subsequent spike in costs. Nevertheless, dog thefts are still rather rare.
So here’s how to protect your dog from dog theft.
Things to do to easily for identification of your dog
- Don’t forget to microchip your dog and keep your contact information current, especially if you move or change your phone number. In the UK, all puppies must be lawfully microchipped before eight weeks of age.
- Your dog should always have an ID card tag on its collar with your name and address. When your dog/cat is in a public area, this is a legal necessity. In addition to confirming that they are microchipped, a mobile number is a good idea. A neutered dog’s ID tag may act as a warning to thieves attempting to steal animals to reproduce from.
- The name of your dog should not be placed on their collar, harness, or ID tags, as this makes it simpler for criminals to entice them in.
- Before and after any grooming sessions, take crisp pictures of your dog from various angles. Any distinctive characteristics should be noted.
- Have numerous pictures of you and your dog to use as evidence of ownership if necessary.
Things to do when taking your dog outside
- Be wary of strangers asking you about your dog, petting them, or slowing down their car around you.
- Change up your walking schedule and routes because some dogs are watched and then abducted while being walked.
- Where possible, think about going on a walk-in pair, but keep an eye on your dog.
- Avoid distractions like cell phones and remain mindful of your surroundings.
- No matter how safe the neighborhood seems, never tie your dog up outside a store. For opportunistic robbers, this makes them a seductive target.
- Don’t leave your dog alone in a car at any time. Not only can they overheat and die rapidly, even in inclement weather, but thieves can break into a car and take your dog in a matter of seconds.
- If you are unsure that they will return to you, never let them off the leash. If in doubt, use a long lead, sometimes referred to as a long line, to strengthen your dog’s recall, especially if you’re in a strange place where your dog could easily get lost.
We hope you learned something new by reading this article, and now you know how to protect your dog. Give your comments to us, and don’t forget to share this heartwarming moment with your friends and family on social media.