More than £1 million has been recovered in Scotland as part of a crackdown on fraudsters selling puppies on the black market.
IT'S been 40 years since the iconic slogan 'A dog is for life, not just for Christmas' was launched by animal charity, the Dog's Trust.
A PUPPY farming prosecution was dropped after it was revealed an independent expert giving evidence in the case was also the chairman of the charity which carried out the investigation.
ANIMAL charities have welcomed the launch of a public consultation on responsible dog ownership in Scotland.
SCOTLAND has seen a 44 percent increase in animals seized as a result of animal cruelty investigations.
105 animals seized from Aberdeenshire ‘puppy farm’ by Scottish SPCA as charities warn against illegal puppy trade
ONE hundred and five animals have been rescued from a 'puppy farm' in Aberdeenshire.
A PUPPY smuggler trying to traffic thousands of pounds worth of designer dogs into Scotland took her six and eight-year-old children on a round trip to Dublin in an attempt to beat the police.
PLANS for a new 'puppy farm' have been rejected by East Ayrshire Council.
PLANS to create Scotland’s first industrial puppy farm have sparked outrage.