Warning after illegal puppy farm TV sting

The puppies, shortly before they were rehomed by WADARS.
The puppies, shortly before they were rehomed by WADARS.

AN ANIMAL charity has warned against buying dogs from unlicensed dealers after an undercover investigation uncovered a puppy farm in Pulborough.

WADARS took in two puppies in a poor condition after Channel 5 purchased them from the farm.

The investigation took place after a number of owners bought puppies from the dealer, which died shortly afterwards.

Charity manager Howard Stenning said: “The puppies the team bought were very ill indeed. They were anaemic, suffering from eye infections, and more seriously had a variety of intestinal diseases.

“They were only about a quarter of the weight they should have been, and in the vet’s opinion, were likely to have died without prompt treatment.”

Now, the charity wants to warn the public of things they should be wary of when looking to buy a pet.

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, July 4.