What would you pay for safe return of a lost pet?

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  1. joce

    joce Active Member

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    Husky went missing, the neighbor of the people who took her or where she just ended up saw add and showed neighbor. They said they were keeping her. Neighbor called us because she thought tawny would bite her kids.

    We called the police because neighbor thought they would not give her up. They said civil matter. Now if I had written proof of a money demand maybe it would be different, but even with neighbor willing to say they knew it was the same dog no help. Told me were to file paperwork. But two different counties so he wasn't even sure.

    So we decided we were just going to get her and we did. They are told not to get involved in a lot of things like this.
     
  2. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Having had a dog stolen this is not at all the same to me. When a dog is gone you don't know if they are suffering, or what is going on. Keeping them alive at all costs is different. The unknown is horrible. I WOULD risk much to get Dekka back if she was missing, my other animals a little less.
     
  3. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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  4. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Not to mention the fact that they keep upping it so now maybe they are waiting to see how high they will keep going and then show up with a "lady we found your dog" hero story.
     
  5. Taqroy

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    I meant more in a monetary sense, not an emotional one. Of course there are huge differences between spending money to keep your dog alive and spending money to try and get your dog back.
     
  6. Lyzelle

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    If Zander went missing (loose, accident, whatever) I would offer a reward and spread my resources as far as I could for his safe return. News channels, billboards, flyers, all vets within a good 150 mile radius, all shelters and HS's, everything. Everything.

    If he was TAKEN. If he was STOLEN. There would be hell to pay, period. I would undoubtedly become someone's worst nightmare. I don't care if it was an AC officer who mistook him for a wolf and simply removed him from my yard or some meth head hoping to pawn him off for money. Your face would be plastered everywhere with a giant flyer saying DOG THIEF. I would ruin your career. I would ruin your life. Legal charges would be pursued. Try me.

    If someone found him and didn't want to return him? I would call the police, inform them what was happening and what I planned to do with or without their help and/or presence. And the above would probably be applicable for the idiot who was stupid enough to take MY dog. Family wanting a new doggy or just plain idiot.
     
  7. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    Remind me not to even look at Zander wrong lol :p jk of course.
     
  8. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    It makes me want to cry just thinking about either of my dogs being stolen though. :(
     
  9. crazedACD

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    I would probably start at some amount lower than $1000. I would offer 15k if I was getting no results and had the money to spare. I probably wouldn't refinance my house or go for broke doing it though.

    I do not like to take money from people when I find their animals. I refuse, tell them to donate it somewhere instead.
     
  10. ThoseWordsAtBest

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    Which dog? :p

    I'd offer quite a bit.
     
  11. Shai

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    I get a little panicky just thinking about it.
     
  12. Oko

    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    As for being stolen: I'd just post up my address to drop Wesley off at when they couldn't stand him any longer. I'd say it'd take 2 hours max. :rofl1:

    In all seriousness, offering a reward for a lost dog-not more than $500, probably less. I feel like people are either going to catch your dog or not, and raising the stakes that high won't really help your chances. But yeah, sad to think about.
     
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    Yes, without a doubt.
     
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    Well I don't have the means to give away thousands of dollars sooo unfortunately for my dogs there is not much that I'd even be able to pay. Not sure why anyone would want to steal any of my dogs, anyway!

    I can at least charge vet bills to a credit card if need be.
     
  15. SpringerLover

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    Remember his "alternate tagline?"

    "Congratulations on your dog!"
     
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    Because it is one of my biggest fears, I have thought of this a lot. Saxon is not "just" my pet, but also my service dog in training. He is extremely important to me and I can't imagine losing him. I would pay as much as I possibly could. I'd probably start with a reward of $1,000 and go up from there. I would also probably set up a chip-in, in case people wanted to donate towards the reward. If, when he was returned, the people who found him wouldn't accept the reward (which I probably wouldn't if I found a dog), I would donate all of the money raised by others to an animal rescue organization.
     
  17. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    :rofl1: YES!!
     
  18. SpringerLover

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    In response to the actual question. I would absolutely pay any amount I possibly could. I could not/would not be able to NOT know what's happening to my pets.
     
  19. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    This is how I feel as well.

    I wouldn't advertise a reward higher than $500, though, I don't think.

    The idea of having one of my dogs stolen is terrifying :(
     
  20. JustaLilBitaLuck

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    I think having a pet lost/stolen would be the absolute worst - not knowing where they were, if they were alright, if they were being taken care of, etc, would be so much worse than losing them to an accident or illness. I would do anything possible to get them back.

    Hahaha, I remember that.
     

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