Puppies sold from vehicles in Hemel Hempstead

Officers in Dacorum are reminding people to do their research before buying a dog after they received reports of puppies being sold from vehicles in the Woodhall Farm area of Hemel Hempstead.

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 12:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 12:04 pm

PCSO Sarah Rex has been looking into the reports, she said: "Unscrupulous sellers pretend that the puppy they are selling comes from a happy home.

"We work closely with partners from Dacorum Borough Council licensing, Trading Standards and the RSPCA to ensure our four legged friends get a good start in life and prevent this deceitful tactic of Petfishing."

If you looking to buy a puppy, always do your research:

PCSO Sarah Rex has been looking into the reports (C) Hertfordshire Police

- Do not buy your new pet on your first visit

- Always meet in the puppy's home

- Ensure the mother and the rest of the litter are present.

For more advice and puppy buying guidance visit: www.getyourpetsafely.campaign.gov.uk or www.rspca.org.uk.

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