Is this not the worst nightmare situation? These dogs have been kidnapped and the owner has been threatened that their throats will be cut if the large amount of cash is not paid.–by-taking-his-lapdogs-20110802-1ia01.html 
Imagine your doggie being in a strange unfamiliar place not getting his proper dinner. Would you not worry every moment of the day has the doggie got fresh water and is he still alive or have they cut his throat?