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How to identify an intensive breeding
facility 



Do you suspect an intensive breeding facility is operating in your community? Below are some tips on what to look out for:

Sale channels

  • Intensive breeding facilities primarily sell wholesale to pet shops, but they also often advertise in newspaper classifieds and online pet sites.
  • Intensive breeders usually will not provide a street address and will not let you visit and view the puppies or kittens at the breeding facility. Instead, they will arrange to meet somewhere away from the facility.
  • Intensive breeders will not let you view the parents of the puppies or kittens, often making excuses as to why this is not possible.
  • Intensive breeders often mislead prospective buyers by using a false house as a 'shop front' to make it appear as though the puppies or kittens were born in the home. 
  • Intensive breeders may require payment (or a substantial deposit) prior to delivery.

Conditions

  • Breeding animals at intensive breeding facilities spend their lives in confinement and may never be allowed out of their cage to exercise, play, socialise, or even go to the toilet.
  • Animals are kept in overcrowded cages and a filthy environment.
  • Animals do not recive adequate veterinary care or general health care (such as grooming and parasite control).
  • As a result of the poor conditions, breeding animals and their offspring frequently develop long-term health and/or behavioural issues. 

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