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Why is it that a local animal welfare agency is ALLOWING a local puppy dealer to sell her puppies from their premises? Puppies who are still recovering AT their premises from kennel cough? Someone explain it to me please!
If you want one of these puppies, give the good dealer a ring: she will arrange a convenient time for you to 'pop down' and view the puppies at Ard Jerkyll - but don't forget... you pay her NOT the charity.
There's no such thing as a pet shop license on the Isle of Man. This has left a loophole for individuals to bring puppies into the Isle of Man to sell from home. Many of the puppies being sold have originated on puppy farms in NI & Eire and there is proof of this. Legislation will eventually correct this problem, over time. But how do we deal with this problem right now?
~~~ HELP NEEDED ~~~
Please could everyone share this post from Sally:-
I am trying to find anyone who purchased a Westie puppy locally in May. The puppies were born on the 3/4th March 2013 and were English KC registered.
I really need to talk to anyone who bought one of these puppies. I will guarantee absolute discretion with anything you chose to share with me.
My phone number is 456567 or email email@example.com
Thanks in advance everyone
Someone said the other day, "What does it matter? It's only a few puppies. Who cares?"
Good point. I mean, we're not talking starving children, world peace, political or economic refugees, natural disasters, Malaria, HIV, homeless people, starving children, etc... Are we?
Kicking up a bit of a fuss about a few puppies won't stop puppy farmers and unscrupulous breeders so why bother to make a fuss in the first place?
Surely it's worth making a fuss in order to protect our own animals from puppies that carry illnesses and diseases. How long before a pup is brought to the island carrying the highly contagious parvovirus?
We're in a fortunate situation here on the Isle of Man that it is small enough to be able to make a difference. If we nip this in the bud now, we can save many families the heartache of a puppy that dies before his time or a puppy that lives with a variety health and behavioural problems, costing families large vet bills for the duration of the dog's life.
At the end of the day perhaps this only matters to those affected or those who know someone affected. It may not be an important issue to everyone, but to the few who take on the cause and try to make a difference it's important to them.
Sign & share the petition
It's a start.
There is a short interview with the petition organiser on Energy FM's page.
If you have bought an imported puppy and are heartbroken because
You are not alone and we can help you.
We will offer you support and advice and practical help with your puppy. We want to get trade stopped and we want to help you!
Contact Sally on 456567 or email her on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can send a message via the website
People are taking action:- http://www.isleofmantrade.info/action-against-puppy-dealing/