it seems there is a rash of dog-napping going on in the St. Louis Metro East.
"A pair of men riding in a pick up truck disguised as an animal control truck are stealing dogs in at least three Southern Illinois counties.
The snatchings have occurred in Perry, Randolph and Washington Counties, according to Perry County Sheriff Steve Bareis.
"They've been taken out of fenced areas," Sheriff Bareis says. "They're basically patrolling during the day for them and they seem to be coming back at night."
Also, The truck has the words "Animal Control written on it and the men are targeting pure bred dogs and are likely selling them for quick cash.
Here's what I wonder about with this story. Are many people in these areas leaving their dogs outside in the yard all day and night? If the dog-nappers take note of the dogs during the day and come back at night, then it seems like these dogs aren't safely in the house ever. And, if it's true what one of the St. Louis TV news reports said, a stolen dog could bring up to 800 dollars, then these dogs are pure breds and who leaves that type of dog outside all the time, especially in winter.
I can't imagine the idea of Ferdie being stolen even though it would be pretty hard for someone to do as he's inside and would most likely put up quite a struggle.