By NDWA Reporter
Councillors from Swindon Borough Council’s Licensing Committee voted unanimously to put an end to the practice of dogs being sold from pet shops within the SBC area. The ban will also extend to those who deal in dogs as they require a Pet Shop Licence.
Within the Pet Animals Act there are provisions for Local Authorities to set conditions for “securing all or any of the objects specified” said Alison Waine, Environmental Protection Officer – Animals.
Ali and her team explained that there is evidence showing a strong proven link between puppy farms and pet shops meaning. It is likely therefore they could be sold underage, with medical problems, travel great distances and have inaccurate paperwork. The environment of the pet shop is also likely to expose the young pups to disease including such things as parvo virus as they would not have completed a vaccination course.
“This would then be [...]
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