Letter to the Editor: Dognapping - A Two-Part Warning

Friday, December 18, 2015

To the Editor:

Heads-up, dog owners! My wife Heather (Marks) locked our dog Chewla in her car Monday afternoon while shopping for 10 minutes in in Shoreline (152nd and Aurora N.)

When she came out of the store the dog was gone! She began calling loudly and dialed 911.

A man in the parking lot pointed in the direction he had seen someone luring Chewla with food. Heather's loud calling must have scared the culprit and alerted other people in the parking lot. One of those people saw Chewla and pointed her out to Heather.

When Heather called, Chewla came running across the parking lot! Heather did not see the culprit, but her quick action averted a tragedy for our family! Since she lacked a description of the perpetrator she did not file a police report.

The second part of the warning is: Do not count on your locked car being secure. Hondas made in the 1990s are vulnerable to break-ins. Apparently a key can be filed and made to fit just about any Honda of that vintage!

Cliff Sanderlin


Sheila Long,  December 20, 2015 at 10:50 AM  

The other part is you are not supposed to leave animals in a car. Even in cool weather they can overheat!

Anonymous,  April 21, 2016 at 2:21 PM  

maybe it wasnt a luring, so much as someone rescuing your "pet" from a locked car?

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