Number of Dog Thefts on the Rise; Money Cited as Factor

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 3:37 PM EDT

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Number of Dog Thefts on the Rise; Money Cited as Factor

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 3:37 PM EDT

The American Kennel Club says reports of stolen dogs in the U.S. is up nearly 50 percent over the first seven months of 2011, according to a story on USAToday.com.

AKC spokesperson says "the motivation is money and economics."

Read the entire story at USAToday.com