Tiddybrook Cockapoos Comply with Lucy's Law
Lucy’s Law came into effect 6th April 2020, following a petition against poor puppy farming conditions.
It makes it illegal for third party commercial traders to sell puppies and kittens under the age of 6 months, unless they have bred them. However, they can be sold direct from breeders. This means there will be greater visibility over how and where puppies are bred and sold.
Lucy’s Law will also help to stamp out the importation of puppies from overseas. The lack of traceability of puppies from overseas has been linked to bad breeding and sick and dying puppies.
The legislation cracks down on so-called puppy farms and requires animals to be born and reared in a safe environment, alongside their mother, and to be sold from their place of birth.
If you buy a puppy, make sure:
- The puppy has been bred and raised in a family home.
- You will be able to see the puppy with its mother in the place where it was born.
- The puppy is confident and inquisitive.
- The breeder has started to socialise the puppy (e.g., to get them used to different people, being handled and brushed and having their paws touched).
- The puppy will be microchipped and wormed before going to their new home.