Rash of dog thefts has cops concerned

A Shih Tzu sits in the back yard of a home. Leeds County O.P.P. are concerned that a number of dogs have been stolen while left alone on their owner's property. (Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – Provincial police are concerned about a recent number of thefts of dogs in the area.

Leeds County O.P.P. say the thefts have happened in Leeds and Renfrew counties, Napanee and South Frontenanc County over the past few months.

In many cases, the pets have been snatched or gone missing while outside by themselves.

Police suggest you keep an eye on your pet while he or she is outside and report any suspicious activity to the local police service at 1-888-310-1122.

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