Residents of Oxford County, Maine are keeping a watchful eye on their pets after 8 local dogs were snatched by thieves. As if losing a pet were not painful enough, a local animal control officer believes the thefts are linked to a dog fighting ring causing even greater concern about the fate of those already missing, and prompting vigilance on the part of local pet owners when it comes to protecting their four-legged loved ones.
“Pretty upsetting, it’s definitely inhumane.” said Rebecca Brown. The dog lover says she fears for her own animals’ safety.
Officers point out that most of the dogs that have gone missing are Pit Bulls or other large breeds – and say that while they are working on leads, any tips from the public are appreciated.