영국, 강아지 도둑 250% 늘어... 자가칩거에 강아지 값 급등 원인
Dog stealing in the UK has increased by 2-hundred-fifty percent this year,...amid the pandemic.
Experts say, the demand for pets increased during lockdowns, pushing up prices of dogs in the country.
And some people are trying to capitalize, resulting in victims like Melissa Cole.
"I think unfortunately, Tig, like a lot of female dogs has been taken so that she can be bred for puppies and the horrible thing about that is that they don't get proper veterinary care...."
Pet thefts are treated as a petty crime under British law.
Nearly half a million people have signed a petition calling to make it a more serious crime.