Pets Turn up Missing In Longview

The discovery of a lost dog and trying to do the right thing turned into much more for one Longview resident.  She found out many pet owners in the Pine Tree area had their dogs come up missing.

Over the last 2 weeks ,30 pet owners in the area have called with reports of missing dogs. It's a fairly common crime that police see now and again and always for the same motive. Many are afraid to let the pets out, even in their own backyards. But there is a new means of pet protection, a microchip inserted by a vet under the pets' skin. In the meantime, police say to keep your small pets indoors.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.