Britain news Sick puppy farm pet had to be put to sleep Breaking News
MetiNews.Com - Illegal puppy farms are being fuelled by the loneliness of lockdown, police have said as they investigation reports in Staffordshire. And police in the county
Breaking News ! Illegal puppy farms are being fuelled by the loneliness of lockdown, police have said as they investigation reports in Staffordshire. And police in the county police are now warning potential pet owners to be vigilant and to avoid fuelling the sales of puppies from puppy farms - with the pets often suffering from serious health conditions. One saw a puppy having to be put to sleep within days of being taken home due to the severity of the health issues. It comes as the force is continuing to investigate reports of such farms, and trading of pets in the county, the Stoke Sentinel reports. Officers are urging residents considering getting a puppy to stick with reputable breeders or use established rescue centres. Detective Sergeant Laura Agu said: “Ultimately we want people to avoid ending up with a poorly puppy and becoming the victims of fraud. “During the last lockdown a lot of people decided to get a dog and as we are currently under national restrictions it may be more families make such a decision.
. Our investigations are ongoing into these matters.” DS Agu has also revealed there have been cases where the puppy has to be put to sleep within days of being taken home due to the severity of the health issues. She added: “Puppies are often being sold before they reach the required minimum age of eight weeks and being advertised as a certain breed and having a microchip along with the vaccinations. However, it transpires the breed is incorrect and the paperwork is fraudulent. “We are urging anyone who wants a puppy to use a responsible breeder and do lots of research on the chosen breed to make sure it’s the right fit. Alternatively, there are many re-homing charities in the county who have dogs all looking for their forever home.”
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