Warning spreading about potential dog thieves in area

Lexi lives in the 2800 block of Jefferson Street in Paducah. Three weeks ago she disappeared from her backyard. Lexi is a one-year-old rottweiler and her owners say she didn’t get lost. Someone took her.

Julie Warfield told Local 6 she couldn’t believe Lexi was gone, but as she posted pictures on Facebook pages for lost pets, she really couldn’t believe what she saw. Lots of others posting warning about people spotted trying to steal pets. In West Paducah, there are reports of a man and woman in a blue truck using treats to try to get dogs to get in their vehicle.  

“You don’t know if it’s a dog fighting ring, we’ve heard that,” said Warfield. “We’ve heard people flipping dogs for the pure bred dogs. It could be a number of things, but regardless we’re just sad our dog got taken.”

The Warfields are offering a reward for Lexi and say they just want her back, no questions asked. 

Sheriff’s Deputies in all area counties say people need to be on the look out for suspicious activity in their neighborhood. They need to get as much information as they can, license plates, color and the make of the vehicle and file a report if their pet is stolen.

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