Council officers investigate illegal puppy breeding at homes across Lichfield District
Officers from Lichfield District Council have raided several homes as part of ongoing investigations into illegal puppy breeding.
Warrants were executed last Thursday (16 March) and Friday (17 March) at homes in Burntwood and Drayton Bassett to search for evidence of breeding and selling puppies without a licence, and dogs found at the homes were checked by Council animal welfare inspectors.
The RSPCA and officers from Lichfield Police supported the operation, as enquiries into puppy breeding across Lichfield District continue.
A spokesperson for Lichfield District Council said:
“These investigations are very important in terms of animal welfare, and to support a trading environment that is fair to licensed dog breeders.
“Our officers will investigate any reports of illegal puppy breeding in the District and prosecute those involved in this practice.”
To report someone breeding or selling puppies without a licence, please contact the Council via its website.
The RSPCA offers useful advice and guidance for anyone considering getting a puppy on its website.