Four Puppies Stolen From A Melbourne Pet Shop Found
Four Cavoodle puppies worth a total of $12,000 have been found after being stolen from a Melbourne pet shop on the weekend.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel poodle cross dogs, which sell for around $3000 each, were taken from the Camberwell store before midnight on Saturday.
The owner was alerted when an alarm was triggered but when she went to the shop the dogs were gone.
The puppies were found in nearby Glen Iris on Monday night and a 40-year-old man is now assisting police with their inquiries.
Stories like this will thankfully become much less common as we move towards July 1, where the Victorian State Law reforms will change the dog breeding and pet shop industries in Victoria and better regulate the sale of dogs and cats.
Pet shops will soon be banned from selling puppies after new laws passed Victorian Parliament come into effect.
The number of dogs that breeders are allowed to keep will be limited also.
The Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Act 2017 (the PFPS Act) passed the Victorian Parliament on 15 December 2017.
The PFPS Act amends the Act to:
• limit the number of fertile female dogs breeders can keep
• restrict pet shops to selling dogs and cats sourced from shelters, pounds or enrolled foster carers*
• clarify the role of foster carers
• define 'recreational breeders' and 'microbreeders'
• confirm the definition of 'farm working dogs'
• introduce the animal sale permit system
• improve traceability of cats and dogs through the establishment of the Pet Exchange Register**
• strengthen pet advertisement offences
AAP & Staff writers