Puppy farms appeal
OneKind is campaigning to put a stop to the cruel practice of puppy farming.
As you may be aware from recent media coverage, people often unknowingly buy farmed puppies only to find they have taken on a sickly, frightened or unsocialised animal which either does not survive or costs large sums in veterinary fees. This can soon lead to heartache when the puppy does not recover.
Problems with puppy farms
Unscrupulous puppy farmers, whose main concern is profit, severely over-breed dogs in squalid conditions. After being barely weaned the puppies are wrenched away from their mothers and sold on to unsuspecting buyers. There is little concern for the welfare of the mother who is bred to exhaustion. Such mistreatment of the puppy can result in death, long term illness or behavioural problems, leading to future family unhappiness.
Please give what you can today to support this vital campaign
OneKind is campaigning to stop such horrific practices and due to our investigations we have seen some breeders suspended from trading. But there is so much more to do as we hear reports of this type of trade every day. With your support we can do more to try to end this heartless trade. This Christmas please give a gift to OneKind.
A gift of £15 could save a puppy’s life!
What is OneKind doing to stop the suffering
We regularly receive complaints about puppy farms which continue to operate in many areas of the country and we have carried out a number of investigations. One of our investigations revealed severe welfare problems on an establishment that appeared to be holding more dogs than its licence permitted. Dogs were kept in travel crates all day long, apart from brief exercise periods. Our investigation led to the breeder's licence being suspended.
We have also assisted other agencies with their investigations into dealers who claimed to "re-home" unwanted dogs, in reality selling them on for profit.
We continue to lobby for a full-scale overhaul of the pet breeding and vending laws which are out of date.
It costs £120 to keep our Field Research Officer Steve in the field for a day, just £15 for an hour of his time to rescue a puppy!
Please give now. Your gift will help OneKind stop animal suffering.