Illegal Breeders Held in Thiruvananthapuram

Illegal Breeders Held in Thiruvananthapuram

There were two instances of rescued dogs and puppies from illegal breeders in Chenthitta. The illegal breeders claimed to be affiliated to the Kerala Kennel Club. The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) has registered a case against Sarath – one of the two (illegal breeders) – with Thampoor police station.

In both the cases, the dogs were kept in really unhygienic conditions without adequate food or water. While speaking to The Times of India (TOI) FIAPO district coordinator, Parvathy Mohan said, “On Sunday, we received information about an illegal breeder operating near the Chaithanya Ayurvedic Centre in Chenthitta and on reaching the spot, we found three female Labradors and around six puppies stacked in two cages which had not been cleaned for a while. The mother dogs looked famished. The meat found on one of the plates was at least two to three days old. We immediately contacted Thampanoor police, who helped us shift the dogs to a PFA shelter.”

The second recovery was from a man near Chenthitta Railway Station Road on Monday. He has been given two days to ensure a hygienic shelter for dogs. Parvathy further said, “We have given the breeder two days’ time to shift the two rottweilers, three pugs and a Labrador with three puppies to a hygienic shelter and 30 days to procure a licence from the State Animal Welfare Board. We will register a case against this breeder as well if he fails to comply.”

A case invoking Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules, 2017, has been registered against one of the breeders. Thampanoor sub inspector Jijukumar PD said, “As per the request of the complainant, the second breeder has been given time to meet regulations. We have registered a case against Sarath. His dogs have been moved to an authorised PFA shelter in Sasthamangalam.”

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