A gang of traditions, teenagers, and drug addicts steal young puppies from yards and sell them on the black market for up to $ 15,000, a pet researcher claims.
Kirilly Cull, a pet seeker who runs Queensland's largest found and found group on Facebook, says she believes the dognapping ring focuses on Australian suburbs with breeds such as Staffies, French Bulldogs and Cavoodles that are particularly at risk.
She believes the dogs are sold for breeding, fighting or to make money quickly at market places such as Gumtree.
Kirilly Cull, a pet researcher who runs Queensland's largest found and found group on Facebook, says she believes the dognapping ring focuses on Australian suburbs with breeds such as Staffies, French Bulldogs and Cavoodles who are particularly at risk (stock image of a Staffy -pup)
Mrs. Cull said she believes the cognitive ring is coming in at casual dog owners who allow traders in their homes.
"There are many good traditions out there, but there are some who have drug problems, are in debt or just need some extra money so they know what you have," she said news.com.au.
Mrs. Cull became passionate about devoting her work to finding lost or stolen dogs and reuniting with their rightful owners after an attempted theft left her dog with a knife wound in the gut.
She claimed that her pet was covered months ago by employees.
She believes that these thefts will continue to occur unless the laws are changed because thieves regard pets as interchangeable items such as an iPad or a TV (stock image)
Mrs. Cull wants the laws in Australia to change pets and recognize them as & # 39; conscious beings & # 39; and give more penalties to thieves who bring pets.
She believes that these thefts will continue to occur unless the laws are changed because thieves regard pets as removable items such as an iPad or a TV.
Since Mrs Cull's claims, the Queensland police have stated that a traditional cognitive ring is currently not on their priority list.
& # 39; There is no known trend with regard to organized dog thefts to sell them & # 39 ;, said a spokeswoman for the news.com.au department.
She gave some tips for owners who emphasized that their animal was taken.
She advised keeping gates closed and electronic gates always in repair to keep their yards lit.
Mrs. Cull said she believes the dognapping ring is coming in at casual dog owners who allow traders in their homes (stock image)
Mrs. Cull's warning comes after the stolen 14-week-old puppy from a Brisbane woman who was detained for ransom by a teenager who demanded $ 1,300 for his safe return.
Sara Whomsley's black Staffordshire Terrier puppy, Gertie, was stolen from her Moorooka home while she and her husband were working last week.
Mrs. Whomsley said painters were working in their house when a man came in and introduced herself as a member of the family.
& # 39; A man came from the street and surrendered to the painters as a member of our family or friend who had permission to get our dog. He released her from her leadership, took her off the ground, and left, & Mrs. Whomsley told Today.
Mrs. Whomsley said her husband was back from work and discovered that their puppy was missing for an hour.
Black Staffordshire Terrier puppy from Brisbane resident Sara Whomsley, Gertie, (pictured together) was stolen from her Moorooka home while she and her husband were at work Monday.
She placed an ad on Gumtree that same evening and shortly thereafter the teenager contacted her with the announcement that he had her dog and demanded $ 1300 to give him back.
& # 39; So it changed a bit from a stolen dog to a little ransom, & # 39; she said.
The next day, Whomsley arranged for the teenager at a Slacks Creek address in southern Brisbane.
Mrs. Whomsley said the & # 39; harmless & # 39; teenager arrived and led her dog with a rope around his neck.
Reportedly, the boy told the family that he had bought the dog from a man in Yeronga, about three miles from the family's house, for $ 1,250.
He saw their Gumtree advertisement and decided to contact her.
The teenager allegedly earned a $ 300 reward and not the $ 1,300 he initially demanded.
The police are still investigating the incident.
Whomsley got her 14-week-old puppy (photo) back after she paid a teenager, who demanded $ 1300 to return her stolen dog
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