You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

RNZ ordered to hand documents to SPCA over suspected animal welfare offences by dog breeder

A Hawke's Bay woman continued to breed puppies on her farm, despite the discovery of a highly contagious and potentially fatal parvovirus just months earlier. The revelation is part of a Checkpoint investigation into the commercial trade of puppies, and the health of two boxer puppies produced by the prolific Hastings dog breeder. The pups - bought by two Auckland families - did not have parvovirus, but one of the purchasers ended up euthanising their new pet due to a suspected congenital issue. Checkpoint can also reveal the breeder has been served with a court order by the SPCA, which has commenced its own investigation into the breeder. The order references suspected offences under the Animal Welfare Act.
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon