July 5, 2022

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Pandemic brings unexpected perils for British dog owners

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Pandemic brings unexpected perils for British dog owners

In the United Kingdom, an unexpected result of the pandemic: a surge in dognapping. Puppy prices have soared during lockdown, and pet thefts have spiked 65 percent in a year. As some owners pay hefty ransoms for their animals’ return, they say Parliament needs to toughen legislation that currently treats pets as property rather than as companions. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

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