An Australian dog owner has been accused of stealing dog sperm from a Darwin backyard to breed puppies. Jessica Pickering said a neighbour put their dog in her backyard in Bakewell, Palmerston, for her five-year-old Siberian husky Komet to impregnate.
Ms Pickering is on holidays in Melbourne and was shocked when she heard what happened.
"I got a phone call from my house-sitter stating that someone had put their dog into my yard so that she could be bred with mine," the 24-year-old said.
"She didn't ask for permission and if she did ask for permission I would have agreed but a profit is just an added bonus.
I guess she was too selfish to share the profits. I bought Komet as a pet, not to breed him.
For someone to steal dog sperm is a pretty low act."
Her house-sitter has since chained and locked the garden gate.
"In case (the breeding) doesn't work and she comes back to try again," she said.
"What has this world come to people having to resort to this just so they can have puppies?
I hope it doesn't work.
I'm pretty sure I know who she is as she walks her dog every night past my house. She better pray I don't see her when I get back as I'll be confronting her about it."