The following is some talk on another forum about the wamart thing i mentioned.
... did you listen to the same Fox news report that I thought I did? The Walmart manager said they were too busy the day of the theft to allow Steve or the police to view the surveillance tapes ... even though police arrived within minutes after being called. The tape wasn't reviewed until the next morning.
WORSE YET ... the tape DID show the bad guys pulling up next to Steve's truck in a red truck, break into and steal Steve's, leaving the red truck there. GET THIS ... they (assume it was them) RETURNED two hours later and retrieved their red truck!!!
The police had already been to the scene and if they had been shown the surveillance tape by the too-busy-manager ... they could have been waiting for and nabbed the bad guys when they came back.
I know it's misdirected anger but ... the gross apathy, lack of aid and negligence by that Walmart manager makes the corporation liable for his acts as its agen, IMO. I'll bet Steve's insurance company will see it the same way and make a demand accordingly.
I went to the Walmart site and found this contact information:
http://www.walmartstores.com/wmstore/wm ... tactUs.jsp
Perhaps a massive email campaign accompanied by no business from the dog community???
It would be helpful to have the address of the store involved???
I have thought about this situation and about Maggie all weekend. We just returned home from our cross country trip. We bought our dog box to be sure that our dogs are safe from theft...now I realize that there are big time sleezes out there that have absolutely no conscience (this includes the unresponsive Walmart manager).
I was sooooo pissed I couldn't post for awhile...... I got the "heads up" this morning.
Everyone,,,,,,,, get your favorite poisen pen, and let'r rip.....
Mr. Walton, here we come.......
I admit that I would like to raise hell with the Wal-mart mgr and the police for not forcing the issue , but will it really help? The real issue is finding Maggie! After she is found and back home we should do something. Start with trying to educate people about our dogs. Sad but true is the fact that most people think of them as "just a dog". They feel that they can be replaced at the drop of a hat. The general public has no clue as to the time, energy and expence that goes into a field trail dog, not to mention the monatary value of the dog. I get calls on pups from people wanting a pet or hunting dog and get angry when I tell them the price of a pup. I get the " I can get a lab for a $100!!" Well that just my 2 cents worth.