Report illegal puppy traders 

Anybody can be fooled by illegal puppy traders. We would like to hear from you if you suspect of an unlicensed breeder, if you have noticed poor breeding practices or if you have seen something suspicious like dodgy ads. The good news is you have the power to do something. We can investigate and try to seek justice for these puppies by forwarding your report, which may include the personal information you provide to the authorities.

The stop puppy traders reporting tool is currently closed, we apologise for any inconvenience. 

If you have an urgent case to report, here are the key steps you can take immediately:
• Contact a veterinarian (if an animal is suffering in your care)
• Report to the RSPCA (if you have witnessed animal suffering on location, e.g. puppy farm)
• Report to Trading Standards / Local Authority – If you suspect of an unlicensed breeder
• Report to the police using 101 if you suspect illegal activity
• Report the advertisement to the website you found it on or submit a formal complaint If possible, please continue to monitor whether the puppy dealer is posting more ads.

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