4 May 2018
Friday, 4 May 2018 Waikato Pet Supplies & Activities
We want to say a big thank you to everyone who has given us words of kindness, understanding, and donations after one of our investigations was featured on Seven Sharp this week.

Your generosity will support our SPCA Inspectors as they continue their investigation into this puppy farm. Your donations are going towards the vet bills, training, shelter, and care for the dogs at the SPCA, as well as helping to fund our investigation costs. It means so much to us that you are on our team.

The SPCA is unable to confirm the identity of the kennel at the heart of the investigation due to Privacy Act obligations. We also cannot give any further information about the case as it is still active and ongoing. If anyone has any information relating to this case, or any other puppy farming operation where dogs are being housed in unacceptable conditions, please contact the SPCA on 09 256 7300 and ask for an animal welfare Inspector.

For those who are wanting to adopt one of the German Shepherds, thank you for your interest. They are under our care at the moment while investigations around the case continue. Most of them are currently out at foster homes and do already have families who are interested in adopting them. You are welcome to fill out an application form to express your interest in adopting them, and can find the application form here: https://www.spcaauckland.org.nz/adopt/how-to-adopt/. Please send the completed version to auckland.dog@spca.nz.

Some of you have asked us what is the definition of a “puppy farm.

The SPCA is strongly opposed to puppy farming. Puppy farming is the indiscriminate breeding of dogs on a large scale for the purposes of sale with little or no consideration given to the welfare of the animals. Puppy farmers generally do not take into account the breeding of an animal’s temperament, genetic makeup, any inherited conditions (such as hip dysplasia, retinal atrophy or corneal dystrophy) that they may suffer from or risk passing on to their offspring, or the relatedness of mating pairs, perhaps sentencing the dog to a lifetime of suffering. As a result many of these animals have a very poor quality of life. This can often result in significant financial and emotional costs for the new owner, particularly if the condition results in the dog’s death. We would like to encourage anyone who is thinking about getting a dog or puppy from a breeder to make sure you check out the breeder, and physically visit the kennel.

Thank you again for being a hero for animals.
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