I had posted about my GSD gone missing this past Sunday, and unfortunetly I have not heard anything about her or found her. Unfortunetly she was not wearing identification, just her collar. I have put posters up all over the area, and some picture fliers up at stores and whatnot. I have talked to a few local people but nothing. I called animal control and nothing yet. My attention is now focused on a different possibility. A woman about 5 miles from me called after seeing my signs and told me of her dog that has gone missing on the following Tuesday since my dog. He was a middle age dog (like mine) and wearing a collar. Never strays far and very friendly. Also about a mile to the other side of me her relatives are missing an older dog, again never strays far. When I called around to shelters I got a man on the phone who asked me specifics about my dog. I told him she was a 5 year old dog spayed female wearing a collar. He told me she would probably be too old for someone to bother grabbing for re-sale. He told me more likely someone might grab her for "testing". He is the second person to suggest that people come to areas like mine and grab middle aged dogs SPECIFICALLY wearing collars to bring to labs and test different drugs on them. He told me they want dogs a few years old and not puppies because middle aged dogs especially wearing collars show that they have been cared for and vacinated and are better canidates for thier testing and whatnot. I am totally beside myself to think my dog may have been picked up for this. Has anyone heard of this?! I am an hour from Charlotte NC, and I looked up testing labs and SO MANY came up I dont even know where to start. I dont know if I should try calling these places to ask, or if they will just lie to me and play dumb since its obviously not legal to steal someones dog. I thought about going to the police station but Im affraid they will laugh me right out of there. Im in an area where most people think dogs are just dogs and disposable. This dog was my pet, and my best friend for 5 years. Does anyone know anything about this? I dont know where to start! Also a man I know a town over had his two dogs go missing, a young Pyr puppy and an older mutt dog that had never left his property in the 10+ years she was alive. Is someone re selling these dogs?! I cant imagine there is market for this, older spayed dogs without papers and whatnot, why would anyone buy them? Shelters cant even adopt dogs out nevermind random people selling random dogs. If anyone has any information or guidance I'd be very appreciative. This is the first I have ever heard of such a thing and I just cant believe it.