Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Kingdom has seen an upsurge in the theft of dogs, especially those of purebreds. A new practice may have been observed by several residents of the county of Merseyside and the port city of Birkenheadpossessing canids.
Blue dots were stuck on their homes, reports the British daily Mirror in an article published on November 17, 2021. This discovery has raised concern among owners, who believe they are the targets of pet thieves.
A color according to the sex of the animal?
For some people, the color would correspond to the gender of the spotted dog. Thus, blue would refer to male individuals, estimated the mistress of 2 hairballs, one of which ” worth a lot of money “.
The latter explained to our colleagues across the Channel that she fortunately had ” a dog that wouldn’t let anyone near the door “. Despite her presence, fear settled in perfectly and clung firmly to her. ” Who says he wouldn’t be poisoned or something? “feared the Englishwoman.
In his article, the Mirror recommends that dog owners prefer to keep a leash during walks and to check the fences, as well as the accesses to their homes.
Finally, the editorial team recalled the importance of the electronic chip, allowing the identification of the animal and its real owner. Having your pet chipped and updating the information is essential.