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15/12/2017

Warning Issued To Pet Buyers Over Illegally Imported Pups

A warning has been issued to people buying pets in Northern Ireland after a pup advertised for sale on the internet was found to be from outside the UK and had not been properly vaccinated.

The seller arranged to meet the buyers at a car park in the Mid Ulster area and had a van full of puppy's for sale.
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When the pup that was bought was examined by a vet it was found to have been imported from outside the UK, had not been properly vaccinated and was much younger than the 15 weeks advertised.

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15 December 2017
Warning Issued To Pet Buyers Over Illegally Imported Pups
A warning has been issued to people buying pets in Northern Ireland after a pup advertised for sale on the internet was found to be from outside the UK and had not been properly vaccinated. The seller arranged to meet the buyers at a car park in the Mid Ulster area and had a van full of puppy's for sale.
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