Puppy Farms (2955/17)
A keyword search of the CRIMES system for `puppy farm’ and the outcome.
Please find below our response.
Following a keyword search of our Crimes system for “Puppy Farm” between 01/01/2012 and 14/03/2017 it brought back no results. (Please note as previously stated there are no specific criminal offences of Puppy farming and the RSPCA have primacy in any investigations/complaints of such activity). We have also conducted a search of our incident database which revealed 3 incidents where “Puppy farming” was mentioned but on each occasion the RSPCA took over and any offences identified would then have been reported by them.
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