The Ipoh Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held a dog adoption drive at De Garden recently. Over 80 puppies were rescued from a puppy mill and put up for adoption. They included poodles with a minimum price tag of RM200 each. The money collected was for veterinary services for the animals.
The Association refused to disclose the location of the puppy mill. However, Vice President, Soong Wai Chiew, commented that the dogs were rescued due to poor living conditions in the house where they were bred. It was their first time witnessing the light of day.
Despite lodging a report with the Perak Veterinary Services Department and the local authority, no action was taken to stop the activities of the breeder. The issue was only resolved after the association agreed to buy the animals for a small fee.
Those adopting the puppies are subject to strict regulations by ISPCA like occasional spot-checks to ensure that the canines are being properly cared for, health and safety wise.
A few remaining puppies are still available for adoption. Those interested may call Mr Ricky at 012 518 6915 or go to their Facebook page I.S.P.C.A or call this number 016 550 6915.