Title New campaign launch aims to end ‘evil’ illegal puppy farming business Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Scotsman Media type Country United Kingdom Date 17/04/18 Description This article written for the Scotsman reports on the collaboration of the SPCA and the University raise awareness about the illegal puppy trade through the #saynotopuppydealers campaign website www.saynotopuppydealers.co.uk.
The Scottish SPCA teamed up with staff at the university to research the impact puppy farming can have on dog behaviour. The website that has been created through the research is the main source of information for the public on what to be aware of when thinking about buying a puppy and how to avoid illegal puppy dealers.
Producer/Author Katrine Bussey Persons Joanne Williams Title Fresh drive to crack £13m illegal puppy farming networks Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The National Media type Country United Kingdom Date 17/04/18 Description This article written for the National reports on the collaboration of the SPCA and the University to provide research to back the campaign that works to tackle the puppy trade industry.
"Research by the university last year showed farmed pups are more likely to have genetic disorders and be at greater risk of deadly infectious diseases such as parvovirus, which can cost up to £4,000 in veterinary treatment."
Producer/Author Kirsteen Paterson Persons Joanne Williams Title Scottish SPCA leads the way in fight against illegal puppy trade Media name/outlet Scottish SPCA Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 16/04/18 Description This article is a press release written on the Scottish SPCA website. which highlights the new campaign website www.saynotopuppydealers.co.uk
Chief Executive Kirsteen Campbell said “Last year we worked with the University of Edinburgh to better understand the impact that puppy farming has on dog behaviour. Our research showed that puppy farmed pups are more likely to have a genetic disorder and are more at risk of deadly infectious diseases such as parvovirus, which can cost up to £4,000 to treat".
Persons Joanne Williams, Janine Claire Muldoon