Italian chihuahuas ‘kidnapped for ransom’

chihuahuaItalians are being warned never to lose sight of their dogs after a surge in kidnappings of chihuahuas and other small “toy” dogs that thieves sell for breeding or demand a hefty ransom to return.

As many as 3,500 chihuahuas were stolen in 2015, compared with 1,400 the previous year, according to an Italian animal rights’ organisation.

Growing up we owned a couple of the little buggers. Each was given to us by someone who could no longer care for them… or wanted to.

“Mighty” became my pup, he was the most over-sexed dog I ever encountered.

The Apple of his eye was a German shepherd who lived on the next street.

God that was embarrassing.

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