To avoid funding puppy farms and backyard breeders, puppies should be purchased from a reliable source. The RSPCA has a step by step Smart Puppy and Dog Buyer’s Guide which can be accessed and used to help find a responsible breeder.
Two years on from the 2019 Glenarbon puppy farm investigation, many dogs including little Chevy received a happy ending, a forever home. Chevy has struggled with skin allergies and despite multiple vet visits and expenses, has a very patient family doing all they can to ensure he is comfortable. Chevy found a wonderful family who loves him dearly. You can read more on the happy endings these dogs received here.
At the time, 91 animals were seized from the Glenarbon property. Chief Inspector Daniel Young said, “The conditions the dogs and cats were being kept in were very disturbing. There was inadequate shelter and water and a number of the dogs were carrying injuries that needed urgent veterinary treatment. There was one dog that was sharing a small space with a dog that was deceased and there were the remains of a number of corpses lying near dogs that were tethered.” Just some of the video footage from this investigation can be seen here. Please note, this footage contains disturbing imagery.
Every animal deserves a loving home, so it is important to do your research before finding your next companion. There are so many animals looking for loving homes at the RSPCA that are already desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, worm and flea treated, so don’t forget that adoption is a great option when looking for your next pet.