Courtesy of Burlington Humane’s Facebook post today:
Dog theft has been on the rise in southern Ontario. Please don’t leave your dog unattended. Dogs have been stolen out of cars and even their own backyards. We must protect our pet as we would protect our children because that is what they are. They are part of our family.
Please don’t leave your dog tied up while you run into the store, and even in your yard, keep a watchful eye and ear. I’ve heard of dogs being stolen from their yard.