Pet theft is a rising crime in many countries. How would you feel if you looked into your yard or garden one day and called your pet’s name one morning, but did not then see your loveable companion come running and leaping towards you? Panic hits, you think to yourself, I hope they have not run away or got lost. Then you start to really worry until later after many calls of his name and banging his food bowl, he finally comes bounding back. Oh, the relief. Happy again. So how do you think you would feel one day if your companion did not return?
Pet theft accounts today for about two million companion pets stolen each year from their owner’s homes or whilst in parks or off the street. Recent crime statistics state that pet theft is a rapidly growing crime in the US. Some are taken under false pretence and sold through ads, abducted from their owners’ yards, or taken from pet care shelters called pound seizure. These animals are then sold to research laboratories or dog fighting rings where they are often abused and sometimes killed.
There are many organised criminal gangs at large scouting areas looking to abduct pets for ransom reasons. If the owner does not pay up then the pets are usually killed or let loose many hundreds of miles away from the area of abduction. Cats are especially vulnerable to abduction as they are small and make little noise when stolen.
If this happened to you, then you would want the very best help as quickly as possible. VPI Pet Insurance care cover is a must if you want the very best assistance in this situation. These VPI Pet Insurance policies cover legal assistance where a private investigation team could work on your behalf to retrieve your pet as quickly as possible for you.
They work closely with the local police and investigate thoroughly and are professionals at what they do. Usually, these pet abduction gangs are run by well-known criminals who may be familiar to the police, so this information is released to the specialist team working on your behalf who can carry out surveillance of the pet abduction gangs, in an attempt to your pet.
If a ransom note is received, the specialist VPI will take over the operation so you won’t ever need to come face to face with any criminals. Some VPI pet insurance policies also cover the ransom amounts up to a specified figure and agreed with the customer.
In the unfortunate instance that your pet is never returned, the VPI pet insurance company will offer you anything from