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‘Pet flipping’ cases rise as thieves case in on stolen pets

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About a month or so ago we told you about missing dogs in Baltimore and how there's been an increase in signs for lost or stolen pooches.

The problem's not just happening in Charm City.

The American Kennel Club reports that between January and May, dog thefts rose nearly 28-percent from the year before.

Apparently, a lot of this is related to pet flipping, where people steal an animal and then sell it to make a profit.

Be sure to keep an eye on your pet and don't leave it in the yard unattended.

You can always microchip your furry friend so veterinarians and rescue groups can track you down if you're ever separated.

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