Meet The Pet Tag Id Detective – From The Past!

We’ve all heard of Ace Ventura Pet Detective…

But have you heard of the pet tag id detective?

pet tag id detective

Back in the early 60s and 70s arose an unpeculiar criminal. One that in today’s world would probably just be sent to the looney bin!

A certain known “pet tag id detective” who masqueraded as a vet to create a trustworthy image to the public…

Stole the equivalent today of $10,000 worth of….

pet tag id

Yep, pet id tags!

Hence the formidable name – The Pet Tag Id Detective.

By having a stream of dogs with metal pet id tags attached to their collar, the pet tag id detective stole every single one of them – replacing them with a cheap knock off alternative.

Pet tags, who would of thought of it.

Today a criminal of this magnitude would probably not be punished against the pet code of practice – which can be viewed on the BBC here…

Or by watching the video below:

However in the 60s the notorious pet tag smuggler stole in excess of 10,000 id tags from dogs and cats coming to check their health.

How did he not get found?

Like any creative business man – part psychopath he offered a free vet service. Then as a gesture of goodwill would ask the pet owners to donate anything they had so he could continue studying to be a vet.

Meanwhile he was taking pet tags and forging id’s with cheap plastic fakes – profiting from the metal tags.

No days the closest alternatives you will find to free pet tags is at:

Back then our favourite detective had more tags than most amazon retailers.

What do you think about the pet tag id detective?

Let us know in the comments and make sure to tune in again soon for another history lesson.

Historic Cleveland