Inside the puppy farm from hell: The heartbreaking scenes rescuers encountered at an illegal puppy farm where dogs were kept living in their own urine and faeces
- Western Australian dog breeder fined $140,000
- Puppies found living in urine and faeces
A dog breeder was fined $140,000 after forcing his Labradoodles to live in horrific conditions.
The 60-year-old man forced the 39 puppies to live in their own urine and faeces at the puppy farm in Bridgetown, Western Australia.
Dogs were found with excrement in their fur, dental disease, painful infections, and weight issues so severe they could not move.
A dog breeder has been fined $140,000 after forcing his labradoodles to live in horrific living conditions
The 60-year-old man forced the 39 puppies to live in their own urine and faeces at the puppy farm at Bridgetown, in Western Australia
A customer had uncovered the sickening conditions after visiting the property to buy a puppy for $5,000 in January 2022.
RSPCA WA immediately launched an investigation prompting an inspector to visit the property to assess the sickening conditions.
A spokeswoman said the putrid sight so reviled the customer that she refused to go through with the purchase.
‘There were large piles of rubbish present, a lot of dogs running everywhere that were barking and fighting, and the older dogs had matted and dirty coats with faeces in their fur,’ she said.
‘One was stuck down the side of the bed, and one was seen drinking stagnant water from an open, broken sewerage pipe.’
RSPCA WA inspector manager Kylie Green added the dogs appeared to suffer from more than just physical injuries.
‘A lot of the dogs and puppies were also suffering from significant psychological harm, as determined by a veterinary behaviourist,’ she said.
‘Some of them just stood in their kennels for weeks after they first came here, staring at the wall and refusing to interact.’
The dog breeder pleaded guilty to 28 charges of animal cruelty.
A customer had uncovered the sickening conditions after visiting the property to buy a puppy for $5,000 in January 2022
RSPCA WA immediately launched an investigation prompting an inspector to visit the property to assess the sickening conditions
Bunbury Magistrates Court heard the man had no regard for the animals’ welfare and hoped to cash in on their popularity.
He was slapped with a $112,000 fine and ordered to pay an additional $28,140 in compensation.
The 60-year-old was banned from owning an animal for three years while the Crown forfeited labradoodles.
‘This is what people need to stop and consider when they are looking to buy a ‘cute’ puppy,’ Ms Green said.
‘If you buy from an unregistered breeder, if you buy off the internet or social media, or if you buy without seeing the puppy is being raised in clean, safe conditions and its mum is happy and healthy, then there’s a chance you are supporting this kind of cruelty.’
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