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Protect Your Pets: Crooks Could Take Off With Them

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by Brandon on November 20, 2012

The McClure family of Pueblo, Colorado recently had their home burglarized, and along with some electronics and jewelry, their daughter’s pet dog, Rico, was also stolen, crate and all.

“They didn’t just take our stuff,” said Angelica McClure, “they took a part of our family.”

It’s unlikely that a burglar would take a dog – or any other family pet – unless it was extremely valuable, but it does happen. When it does it’s like adding insult to injury. After all, many pet owners consider their furry friend a member of the family

One of the best ways to protect your family pet from theft is to have a monitored home security system professionally installed in your house. Today’s home security systems include door and window sensors, pet-friendly motion detectors that won’t trigger a false alarm from your pet’s movements, and wireless video cameras, allows you to check-in on your pet from any of your web enabled devices.

Remember, burglars are looking for easy targets, which means it’s fairly easy to make your home “off limits” to them. Even if your pet is small and friendly, post “Beware of Dog” signs around your property and be sure to use the window decals and yard signs that come with home security systems to help deter any unwanted intruders.

According to a Temple University study, homes without a professionally installed and monitored home security system are three times more likely to be burglarized than protected homes.

How else do you help protect your pets?