What You Can Do

What you can do to help stop puppy farming

  1. Contact your local council and ask for details of : Licensed dog breeders Pet shops licensed to sell animals They should give you the full name and address of these premises, plus for dog breeders, the number of dogs they are licensed to have, and for pet shops, what animals they are licensed to sell. While writing to them, please also ask the last dates that these premises were inspected and the results of the inspection. You can ask for a copy of the latest inspection report but you must do this under The Freedom Of Information Act. You can find out details of your local authority here. Please e-mail this information to us.
  2. Watch the Channel 5 puppy farm investigation and forward it to all your friends. With our help and information Channel 5 exposed pet shop “Dogs 4 Us”, which has branches in Manchester and Leeds, as retailers of sick puppy farm puppies. See the film here: investigations
  3. Join a protest near you – or organise your own These protests have successfully convinced pet shops to stop selling puppies, so please join if you can or organise your own.
  4. Raise public awareness in your area Download posters and fliers to hand out in your area. You can also write to your local paper to explain the issues, ask people to adopt from shelters and ask them to get involved.
  5. Support your local animal shelter They have to deal with the non-stop flow of unwanted animals and need all the help they can get. They are always in need of volunteers and donations so please help if you can.
  6. Contact your local MP Tell them your concerns about dog breeding, puppy farms and the rise of stray dogs in the UK and ask them what they are doing about it. You can find and send message to your MP here: http://findyourmp. parliament.uk/

Please help our campaign, just right click on posters then “Save Image As…” or “Save Picture As…” then print out and display, thank you. If you would like to get more involved, please e-mail us here. Good places to display posters are vets, dog groomers and hairdressers. Images are sized to fill an A4.