Have you ever heard of someone having their dog stolen? It happens much more often than you think. According to Petkeen.com, 2 million dogs are stolen every year in the U.S.! Isn't that a staggering statistic? It just shows how profitable it can be to dognap and then resell dogs since it has become very popular, especially since the COVID pandemic began, to own a dog.

It's bad enough to steal someone's beloved dog, but it's on another level to steal a service dog that someone clearly relies on as more than just a wonderful companion! That's what happened in Morris, NY according to the Susquehanna SPCA. A black and white Frenchie, "Luna". She is suspected of being stolen right out of her family's yard since she is highly trained as a service animal to stay put. Luna disappeared from her owner's yard on May 1. Her yard is on the corner of Rt. 51 and Rt. 23, which happens to be a highly traveled area.

Luna is a registered service dog for a disabled man who is very distraught after her disappearance. Searches within a 10-mile radius of her home did not prove productive and Luna seems to have vanished.

via Susquehanna SPCA
via Susquehanna SPCA
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Luna's family is asking for area residents to be on the lookout for Luna and If anyone has information, please contact the owner at (607) 258-4112. Let's hope Luna's whereabouts can be discovered and that she is safely returned to her owners!

via Susquehanna SPCA
"Luna"  via Susquehanna SPCA

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