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Rising Pet Theft crime wave and VPI Pet Insurance Cover
By alan payne
How would you feel if you looked into your yard or garden one day or called your pet name one morning, to not then see your loveable, companion pet friend come leaping towards you.
Panic then hits home, you think to yourself, i hope they have not run away or got lost and in an instant you start to worry and panic until a little later after many calls of their name or making that familiar noise with their food bowl, they finally come bounding back which then makes you feel happy and relieved once again.
So how do you think you would feel one day if your favourite pet did not return to you?
Pet theft accounts today for about two million companion pets stolen each year from their owners homes or whilst in parks or off the street. Recent crime statistics released state that pet theft has overtaken mobile phone and i pod robberies to become the most rapidly growing crime in the UK. Some are taken under false pretense and sold through ads, abducted from their owners yards, or taken from pet care shelters called pound seizure. These animals are then sold to research laboratories or dog fighting rings where they are often abused and sometimes killed.
There are many organised criminal gangs at large scouting areas looking to abduct pets for ransom reasons. If the owner does not pay up then the pets are usually killed or let loose many hundreds of miles away from the area of abduction. Cats are especially vulnerable to abduction as they are small and make little noise when stolen.
If this happened to you, then you would want the very best help as quickly as possible. VPI care cover is a must if you want the very best assistance in this situation. These VPI policies cover
legal assistance where a private investigation team could work on your behalf to retrieve your pet as quickly as possible for you.
They work closely with the local police and investigate thoroughly and are professionals at what they do. Usually these pet abduction gangs are run by well known criminals who can be familiar to the police, so this information is released over to the specialist team working on your behalf who can carry out surveillance of the pet abduction gangs,looking for your pet.
If a ransom note is received, the specialist VPI team will take over the operation so you wont ever need to come face to face with any criminal minds. Some VPI policies also cover the ransom amounts up to a specified and agreed figure with the customer.
In the unfortunate instance that your pet is never returned, the VPI company will offer you anything from £500 to £1500 for the value of your pet, usually the only condition in your policy will be evidence that your pet has been missing for thirty to ninety days.
Included in many VPI policies are the covering costs of advertising in your area and local newspapers for your lost pets safe return. These pet care policies also pay for the costs of offering a reward to anyone with information or return of your pet.
VPI services offer high street name cover companies like Sainsbury, Pet Plan, Marks & Spencer, Argos and the RSPCA to name only a few. The best way to find or even if your just considering this pet care insurance is to use the internet. On the internet you can obtain quotes from all these different companies in a matter of a few minutes.
Many VPI companies also offer anything up to 10% discount if you buy online which can result in great savings. We recommend that you shop around on the internet between the various online pet care companies as you will be surprised what you could save on each policy offered.
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