Instances of dogs going missing, being stolen or abducted are on the rise in Belagavi. The police make an FIR only if there is evidence of abduction or theft but nothing happens later.
Mostly the owners of the Dogs approach social media for help and sometimes, it does help as the dog is seen somewhere and is reported.
From the posts, we have made we have seen most of the Dogs missing from Tilakwadi, Hindwadi and Camp areas. As many as 4 Labrador breed dog have been reported missing to us along with 5 Golden Retrievers, 2 Pomeranian and 6 street dogs.
Be careful about your furry ones. Dogs have zero sense of direction and hence, it is crucial to take a few preventive measures before you lose them. During Diwali, the missing number goes up due to the crackers.
In some cases, persons who found a lost Dog also approached us to find the rightful owner and we were able to trace the owner as well.
Sometimes an old dog may come under a vehicle, while young well-bred dogs may fall into the wrong hands and are not returned to the owners. They are sold for breeding or put on free sites.
The rampant robbing of pet dogs has taken a new turn with claims of dogs being butchered for their meat. According to a recent Times of India report, illegal breeding of pedigree dogs and market for dog meat in Delhi and Gurgaon is thriving.
Some preventative measures to minimize the chances of your dog running away or been taken away:
Sport a name tag with name and contact numbers
Use a good quality harness and never ever let your dog go for a walk unattended.
Sterilise your dog
This is the number one reason dogs run away. An unsterilised dog will run to answer mating instincts. Sterilise him.