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Stolen Dogs

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BILLINGS - A stolen pet hoax is circulating on social media in the Billings area.

A series of reports, on organized Facebook pages, state that dogs are being stolen from backyards for fighting in the Bakken. However, there is no evidence to support this claim.

The Laurel Police Department issued a statement, saying the reports are a hoax, and they haven't received any calls about stolen dogs. The Billings Police, as well as the Animal Shelter and Animal Control Office, have also not received calls about stolen dogs.

"We're not seeing a big epidemic of dog thefts in our area here," Iffland said. "If people are suspecting that, then they're more than welcome to call us and we can take a look, and see whether there's any evidence indicating a dog was stolen."

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