34 dogs seized by RSPCA from March dog rescue centre

17:20 28 February 2014

The Pet Shop discount warehouse.commercial rd March.

The Pet Shop discount warehouse.commercial rd March.

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Thirty-four dogs were taken away from a warehouse by the RSPCA yesterday.

The Pet Shop discount warehouse.commercial rd March.The Pet Shop discount warehouse.commercial rd March.

The RSPCA carried out the operation at The Pet Shop March Discount Warehouse, of Commercial Road, March, which is home to JJ Rescue and Canine Rehab.

An RSPCA spokesman said: “The operation to remove a number of dogs from a property in March has now concluded and 34 animals have been placed in the care of the RSPCA and are in a place of safety.”

Robert Phipps has with the help of a team of volunteers looked after dogs at his warehouse for about 18 months.

He said: “We are yet another small dog rescue victimised by the RSPCA. Where were they when these dogs needed them and their owners phoned up asking for help or they were found stray and under-weight?

The Pet Shop discount warehouse.commercial rd March.The Pet Shop discount warehouse.commercial rd March.

“We don’t believe in kennels as they’re out dated and stress the dogs out so all ours are crated or loose in packs and all are clean happy and healthy.

“There were no issues with animal welfare. The dogs were healthy. We will fight this and we will win.”

The Pet Shop, Station road. March.The Pet Shop, Station road. March.

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  • Yes all the dogs were happy, loved and very well cared for. Rob is the type that puts the welfare of the animals above his own. The dogs often arrived in a very poor condition and with the help of Rob (who is a qualified behaviourist - which is more than most RSPCA officers!!) and his excellent team of volunteers (many of whom have also been involved in rescue in various forms for many years), these dogs turned into beautiful healthy, trusting companions. They are more socialised, people friendly, dog friendly than the majority of dogs you will see in the RSPCA centres. FACT

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    Lisa Moore

    Sunday, March 2, 2014

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