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Monday, January 30, 2006

Who's Stolen Lucky?

For a nation of animal lovers, it is a peculiarly disturbing trend.

Britain's fastest-growing crime is not in fact the increase in iPod muggings or 'happy slapping' attacks, but a sharp growth in the number of family pets stolen for ransom. Figures reveal that more than 150 dogs and cats a day are taken by thieves.

Thieves' top targets

Dogs

1. English springer spaniel;
2. Border terrier;
3. Boxer;
4. Yorkshire terrier;
5. Labrador.

Cats

1. Burmese;
2. Persian;
3. Siamese;
4. Maine coon;
5. British shorthair.

To read the full article click thieves target pets.

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