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New regulations for the sale of puppies 09.01.20

NEW regulations make it illegal to sell puppies under 8 weeks old and the sale of dog adverts must now include their microchip number.
Dogs Trust has welcomed the government’s introduction of new regulations to the Animal Health and Welfare Act (2013) regarding the sale of pets.
The charity, along with other leading welfare organisations, has long campaigned against the sale of puppies younger than eight weeks of age and for the increased traceability of those selling dogs. The new regulations require that all adverts selling dogs must now include the dog’s individual microchip number and if applicable, the seller’s registration number.
The new regulations make it illegal to sell puppies under 8 weeks old and the sale of dog adverts must now include their microchip number.
Welcoming the government’s announcement, Becky Bristow, Executive Director of Dogs Trust Ireland said: “For many years Dogs Trust has campaigned to improve the welfare of dogs in Ireland and we applaud the decision by Minister Michael Creed to improve the traceability of dogs being sold. We are particularly happy it is now a requirement for puppies to be eight weeks of age or older in order to be sold and that all adverts selling dogs and puppies must clearly display the dog’s microchip number.”
Dogs Trust are calling on members of the public to avoiding buying dogs or puppies if a microchip number is not present on an advert, as this is an indication the seller does not want to be traceable and raises a very big red flag for the welfare of the dog and the conditions they are being kept in.
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