Nov 17, 2020

Facebook pet sales warning over kittens and puppies

Animal charities have warned against "Extremely irresponsible" breeders selling kittens and puppies on Facebook, as demand increases over lockdown. One post, selling ragdoll kittens, specified gloves and a mask must be worn on collection, due to Covid-19 restrictions. "The pandemic has created the ideal conditions for unscrupulous pet sellers to thrive, as they appear to have a credible reason for not allowing buyers to view the kitten with their mother first," Cats Protection's head of advocacy, Jacqui Cuff, said. "Sadly, we fear there are many underage kittens being sold on Facebook by vendors who are impatient to make a quick profit. These kittens can go on to have serious, life-threatening illnesses or be so poorly socialised that they're not suitable as pets." Many new kittens or puppies come from farms, in inhumane conditions, which is why its important to view the animal with its mother.

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