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Law Enforcement Speaks Out About Missing Dogs In The Magic Valley

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Dogs going missing around the Magic Valley?

It’s what many concerned dog owners in our area say is happening.

Idaho’s First News broke this story almost two weeks ago.

Since then, there has been an outpouring of people wanting to know what's going on.

Local animal shelters are receiving many calls from residents concerned that their animal could be stolen.

"We're out there, just give us the information to work with,” said Deputy Gary Trostel, Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office.

A lot of speculation all over the internet of dogs being stolen in the magic valley.

However, there is no evidence to law enforcement that dogs are being taken.

"We haven't seen any significant increase of the number of people calling and reporting the number of missing and stolen pets. It's not something we've taken off our radar, we take these issues seriously,” said Josh Palmer, City of Twin Falls.

Twin Falls Police officials report since January, 2013 there has been one report of a missing dog in the city, and another case of animal neglect. That's actually down compared to last year.

“What we are asking people to do if their pet has been stolen or do see something suspicious, that they call our emergency dispatch and let us know so we can substantiate these allegations” said Palmer.



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