A Serious Warning – Puppy Imports offered for sale with a Passport
Puppies are being offered for sale on the Internet on free ad sites such as Gum Tree, Dogs and Puppies by rogue sellers acting alone or on behalf of others offering 8 week old puppy’s micro chipped, with a Pet Passport, some ads say KC registered. The puppies are from Eastern Europe (Hungary) and imported illegally.
Be warned these puppies are being sold with false paperwork; they have been vaccinated against rabies too early. Therefore it is possible they are not adequately protected against Rabies.
I know of at least two puppies that have been confiscated from their new owners by Defra and placed in quarantine kennels. This has caused anguish for the new owners who were oblivious to the situation they have found themselves in when answering the advert and purchasing the puppies from a private address.
If you see these types of adverts please contact Defra, Consumer Advice/Trading Standards.
Please write to your MP requesting they question Defra Ministers on how these illegally imported puppies are able to arrive by road transport into the UK without being apprehended and stopped by border control before entering our soil and offered for sale.
We must stop these illegal imports which are placing our dog and human population at risk of rabies – it is not a case of IF but WHEN. Please act now if you see or read anything suspicious.