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(Studio) Americans' affection for and expenses of pets has created unusual and cruel new activity.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) Report on increase in stolen dogs and thieves' attempts to get ransom from owners. [ASPCA director Duncan WRIGHT - notes amount of ransom thieves can get and number of dogs they can steal each week] Gail Gregg is victim; details noted. [GREGG - describes experience.] Victims rarely report to police because police say they can do little. [NYPD sergeant Leonard ZEIGLER - notes number of dogs in NYC.] [WRIGHT - says victim shouldn't pay before seeing dog.] Fates of dogs not returned or not claimed at animal shelters noted.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup
- Kladstrup, Don;
- Mudd, Roger
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