Only short-Gabriele had Schwebig your Dachshund lady snippets when you go out for a walk at the Berlin embankment of the Havel, to forward. But this brief moment was her undoing. “Snippets ran into the reeds to drink water and never appeared again”, says daughter Maxi Schwebig. Because their mother was hit since the Disappearance two months ago, so, organize the search for the seven-year-old Dachshund lady. In addition to the loss of the dog, its almost 70-Year-old mother made especially blackmail, the life of trying hard, told daughter Maxi.

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“Already four Times we have been asked by different people to pay money so that we get snippets of back,” says the student of veterinary medicine. In a Letter, it is stated, for example: “If You don’t follow the conditions, your dog will soon be gone,” says Schwebig. 1000 euros should be paid to the family. Another alleged Finder have given to be with the dog already to Austria, and traveled. Only after payment of a larger sum, a Transport to Berlin.

Schwebig and their parents assume that it is the freeloaders who want to beat the suffering of the family Profit. “We think that the dog was actually stolen,” says Schwebig. The family had search dogs, the snippet of the track could track up to a Parking lot, tells the student. “There’s probably someone took snippets in his car.”

scammers search the Internet for missing view

Attempts to extort money, also knows the club Tasso, in the case of the holder, register your animals and select, so that the Finder can identify the holder quickly. “The scammers search on the Internet, a systematic search of messages about missing animals, in which private contact details, especially telephone numbers of the holder are specified,” says spokeswoman Laura Simon. You have become known in recent years, a few of such cases.

“Under fake phone numbers to call in the parties Concerned and provide, among other things, on behalf of veterinary clinics, animal shelters, or lawyers to call, to be brought to where the animal had been. The Keeper could pick it up there for a fee,” explained Simon of the mesh.

and will also claims that the dog was hurt and you have to reimburse the cost of treatment before returning to get his animal. Particularly striking is that the callers often demanded a pre-payment. “The public advertisement of a finder’s reward, unfortunately, can contribute to call out scammers on the Plan, so that such a procedure is not recommended,” says Simon.

the Schwebigs have been exposed to a finder’s fee – 500 Euro. Overall, the family had already spent around 1600 Euro for the search dogs, newspaper ads, and search pieces of paper, says the daughter. The fraud you did not mention attempts.

“We have filed a complaint with the police, but there is no hope,” she says. According to a spokesman for the Berlin police Animal are thefts again and again, however, they were not a major Problem. Extortion could be a motive. To steels the number of thief or Blackmail he mentioned, as these were not recorded centrally. Also, nationwide, there are no Numbers. The Federal criminal police office refers to the länder.

Stolen animals in experimental laboratories sold

“You hear now and again of dogs that disappear while you are tied up in front of supermarkets. Some of them are actually stolen from homes or gardens,” says Tasso Griep of the German animal protection Association. The Association also offers on the website Findefix – the registration of Pets. Often, going to but also suspected a theft, and there are other reasons for the Disappearance of the pet, says Griep.

Until the 1980s, have a thriving trade in stolen dogs and cats, says Laura Simon. At that time, the animals had been sold to experimental laboratories. Since only bred animals may be used, to be broken together this business.

107.000 runaway animals in the year 2018

Who is looking for his animal, should never specify your own contact details to the public on Online platforms, such as Facebook, in General, on the Internet, but also on search posters, Simon recommends. Does your Association offer – as well as Findefix – search posters. The Finder can use them to contact the Clubs, the informed, in turn, to the holder.

Pets are often missed: Alone in the club Tasso of 2018, about 107,000 escaped animals were recorded, including some of 38,500 dogs. Overall, could be taught according to Simon, nearly 88,000 in animals, however, were on the loose part before 2018.

The Federal chamber of veterinarians instructions on what to do in case of loss and also how to prevent “free-wheeling in an unfenced area a dog should only be granted if he enjoyed a basic education and a loyalty to its owner has built up,” says the chamber. “Snippet was not on a leash, because she had absolutely no appetite for hunting and you could rely completely on you, which has just been proven the year long relationship with this dog,” says Maxi Schwebig.

The Berlin family continues to search for snippets. Her mother had not yet come over their loss. “She has already lost ten kilos, can barely eat and sleep. Snippets was like a second child.”

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