February 14 isn’t just Valentine’s Day. It’s also Pet Theft Awareness Day — a day to make sure pet parents know about pet thieves and how to prevent theft of beloved furry family members.
Unfortunately, many pets are stolen to be used as bait in dog fighting rings, bred to make kittens or puppies to sell, or even flipped for profit. It’s very important that you take steps to keep your pet safe and in their forever home where they belong.
Help spread the word on Pet Theft Awareness Day so we can work together to prevent pets from being stolen. Here are four sensible precautions you can take to minimize the chances of someone making off with your cat.
Do you have any other prudent tips to help stop pet theft? Will you also help spread theft prevention tips for Pet Theft Awareness Day? Let us know in the comments below.
Phillip Mlynar spends his days writing about pets, music, and craft beer (and sometimes the overlap between them). He's won numerous awards at the annual Cat Writers' Association Communication Contest, some of which are proudly on display at his local dive bar.