The Scottish SPCA has renewed calls for the public to buy a puppy safely after receiving multiple reports of seriously ill puppies in recent days. Scotland’s animal welfare charity has been contacted about four puppies sold by suspected puppy dealers. In recent days, two of these puppies have passed away whilst a third is unwell. The Scottish SPCA’s Special Investigations Unit has launched an investigation amid an escalation of reports of puppy farming.
Inspectors from the Scottish SPCA have launched 78 investigations in to reports of puppy farming in October alone amid growing concerns about the trade. The Society’s animal helpline has fielded 523 calls from people with concerns about puppy farming so far in 2020 and it is believed dealers are using coronavirus restrictions to confuse buyers in to parting with significant amounts of cash due to the inflated prices of dogs.
Cocakpoo Maxi passed away on Saturday 24 October, less than a week after his family purchased him. He seemed lively when he was first ta
Centre manager Anna O’Donnell said: “We’re struggling to keep up with the demand for blankets at the moment. Due to the pandemic we are closed to the public but can accept donations sent directly to us from Amazon or any other online retailer with a delivery service.
“We can also accept donations of new items via the donation bins. Second hand blankets, towels and sheets are also welcome as long as they are clean, laundered and bagged up.”
Donations can be sent via Amazon Wishlist: https://amzn.to/2IdTmGq or other any other retailer who offers a direct delivery service.