The Daily Beast - August 6, 2013
Robbery and kidnapping of breed dogs have quadrupled during the last few years in Mexico, according to animal care and control organizations. Criminal gangs which operate mostly in public parks threaten owners with guns or use dogs in heat to lure their pets and kidnap them. Ransoms for these breed dogs can go up to an estimate of sevenfold the value of the pet. Canine Advocacy Programs suggest that the average cost of having adopted pets spayed or neutered and implanted with an identification chip is around $50.00.
Photography REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
Mariam Luzcan, an advocate for dogs, poses for a photograph with her dogs and another group for adoption in Mexico City, July 15, 2013.
Dogs are seen inside a canine car in Mexico City, July 18, 2013.
A poster offering a reward for a dog is seen at a public park in Mexico City, July 12, 2013.
A dog looks out of a canine car in Mexico City, July 18, 2013.
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