“Before the passage of the Animal Welfare Act in 1966, canines were routinely taken and sold for use in medical research in the United States. However, the passage of this law decreased these
occurrences. The profit available to dognappers fluctuates according to the value of the dog or the amount of ransom its original owners are willing to pay.
Dog organizations recommend microchipping dogs to facilitate the return of lost animals to their owners. Wikipedia It is a frightening reality that still occurs today, albeit less frequently.
A recent occurrence demonstrates that a keen mind and a fortunate correspondent can sometimes be the difference between a lost dog and one that has been discovered A correspondent was diligently recording when an extraordinary event occurred.