Not too long ago, there was this news report about a missing dog that appeared to be dognapped for ransom. I was not able to follow the sequel to that news. However, when I went to the nearby salon, there was this talk similar to the news. Their imported dog (breed unclear) was missing and later on they noticed a small paper taped on the gate about a ransom and some instructions. Eventually, the dognapper got connected to the phone of the owner for the negotiation. The dog was returned after the owner had paid a handsome ransom. \n\nThe owner did not report the incident to the police because the dognapper had warned them. If it can happen to them, then it can also happen to us, that's the consensus in the salon. And the best thing is to keep your pets inside and let them loose only when under the supervision of humans.