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Puppies Seized at Car Boot Sale

Over the weekend officers from the local Safer Neighbourhoods Team and Rural Crime Team attended a car boot sale in the area following a report of puppies being sold from the back of a van.  Two puppies have been seized and handed over to the RSPCA.  Enquiries are on going.

Advice from Trading Standards:

  1. Buy from a reputable and recommended dealer. Consider the Kennel Club Assured breeder scheme
  2. Always view the puppy with its mother and siblings, where it has been bred
  3. Ask to see the health test certificates for the puppy’s parents and the puppy’s vaccination documentation
  4. Be prepared to wait for the puppy you want. Be very wary of anyone claiming they can provide the puppy you want quickly
  5. Never pay for a puppy in advance. Many bogus breeders ‘sell’ puppies on social media where money is taken, but no puppy is ever delivered