Opportunists looking to make a quick buck won't hesitate to steal a dog right out of a locked car, says Ines de Pablo, who owns a pet safety company. In many cases, the stolen dogs are used in dog fighting rings or as bait for exotic pets and de Pablo provides tips on how to prevent pet abduction, including never leaving them alone in a car, not sharing information about the breed and cost of a pet to strangers, ensuring a pet is microchipped.

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