Pippa Harper a.k.a. Pippa Eveleigh, of Upper Street, Shere, Guildford, has been summonsed to appear before Guildford Magistrates’ Court on 3rd February 2021 charged with operating a business of selling puppies without a license.
Animal Protection Services is a registered charity that investigates and prosecutes organised animal crime. It is an unusual charity in that it both investigates and prosecutes cases, using private prosecution powers contained within section 6 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.
A spokesperson for Animal Protection Services said: “During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for puppies as pets has increased inciting the involvement of unlicensed breeders, some of whom are opportunists and others connected to organised crime. Whilst the prices charged for pets has doubled, the costs of rearing a litter of puppies has not.”
“We are committed to ending the illegal trade in puppies through adequate enforcement of animal welfare legislation”, added the spokesperson.
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