Following the latest Dogs Trust investigation into puppy smuggling, the charity has released a video reminding people to “Think Before You Click” if you are buying a puppy online.
Earlier this year, Dogs Trust launched a second investigation into the cruel puppy smuggling trade, highlighting the issue of underage puppies being brought into the country from Central and Eastern Europe, often too young to travel, with falsified passports, microchips and vaccination documentation. They are then sold to unsuspecting families here in Britain, many of whom will have bought these puppies online.
Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director says:
“These days it is so easy to buy anything you want on the internet, and sadly this does include puppies. Our “Think Before You Click” video shows just how easy it is to be duped into thinking that what you are seeing online is actually what you are getting, because in many cases these puppies have been taken from their mother too young and brought in horrible conditions to this country, if they even survive the journey. Dogs Trust offers a wide variety of advice on what you should be looking out for when you are buying a puppy to make sure that the one you get is happy and healthy, and has been properly treated before they come into your home. We encourage everyone to share “Think Before You Click” to make sure this very important message reaches as many people as possible."
What should you look for when buying a puppy? Click here for Dogs Trust advice.
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