Dog Breeder Is Fined Because Operating Without a Licence

Dog Breeding Industry News

According to the Forrest of Dean and Wye Valley Review, Margaret Davies, 66, from Blakeney pleaded guilty earlier this month at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court to operating a dog breeding establishment without a valid licence as required by law in the United Kingdom.

Mrs. Davies has been fined £300 (originally £375) and was ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £1,000 costs on top of it.

They said there was evidence that she had continued to breed in excess of 78 puppies when she did not hold a licence. Mrs Davies was also disqualified from operating a breeding establishment for a period of three years. […] “The council licences dog breeding establishments to ensure that the highest standards of animal welfare are upheld. This establishment fell short of the required standards and lost its licence. It is regrettable that Mrs Davies decided to carry on breeding dogs regardless, as the council takes such matters very seriously. We believe that this result sends a strong message to those who decide to operate outside of the licensing regime.”

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