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Animal experts warn against puppy scams during the holiday season

Animal experts warn against puppy scams during the holiday season

As Christmas approaches, animal experts are warning because of many puppy scams during holidays.

During lockdown there was a tremendeous surge in demand for puppies.

People felt lonely, and there’s no better companion then a puppy, right?

But, many puppies were stolen during lockdown and sold on to consumers who payed thousands of dollars.

“The demand for puppies has led to prices doubling, with popular breeds selling for $4,000 or more,” a trading standards official said.

“This has also encouraged more puppy farming, where puppies are often bred in appalling conditions, increasing the risk of disease and ill health.”

Licensed dog breeders are required to show puppies interacting with their mothers in their place of birth.

If a business sells puppies or kittens without a license, they could receive an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to six months.