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 dogfighting rings or as bait for exotic pets. 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 and ensuring that a pet is microchipped.

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