For many dog and cat owners the use of a doggy door is very convenient as it allows your pets to come and go as they need to. Police are now warning that this convenience may also be convenient for burglars. In Spokane a home owner told KREM on March 18, 2013 that a burglar reached into their home through the doggy door and opened their door.
The home owner said “They got my really nice camera, a laptop, tons of antique jewelry that was all 100 plus years old.” Police have estimated that $7,000 of items were stolen from their home. She added “I felt really safe here. We're on a corner lot with really high visibility and honestly, I just have never been concerned about someone breaking in.”
Police in the area say that doggy doors are a welcome mat for the would be burglars if the doors are not properly secured. Many doggy doors do come with devices to secure the doors from the inside.
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