Don’t fall victim to illegal puppy trade
Written by Jane Lythgoe on 11 January 2021
Families in Staffordshire are being warned against fuelling the illegal sales of puppies – as many become tempted to welcome a new pet into their homes during the third national lockdown.
Police are continuing to investigate reports of ‘puppy farms’ and illicit trading of pets in the county with officers revealing prospective owners can be heading for heartache if their new addition is suffering from serious health conditions.
Now officers are urging residents considering getting a puppy to stick with reputable breeders or use established rescue centres.
Anyone with concerns over illegal puppy sales should contact Staffordshire Police using the online reporting method or calling 101. Concerns can also be reported to the RSPCA.