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Policy on dogs from abroad

We have recently had a few queries about whether Waggy Tails takes in dogs from abroad so the Trustees have put the policy in writing ... "As there are so many dogs put to sleep every year in the UK because they are unwanted and homes cannot be found for them, Waggy Tails' policy is not to import dogs from abroad. We feel that our job is to concentrate on the dogs in this country who need our help. We believe that it is much more positive to support rescues and charities in those countries than to import the dogs. All countries have got rescues and welcome support either in terms of funding, or hands on help. For instance there is a rescue in Sri Lanka which was set up by a lady from the UK and would not be there if she hadn't organised all her friends, and others, to go and work there and send out funding. To date they have helped thousands of dogs into better lives. They also work with the local people to improve conditions for other animals. Until breeding legislation is improved and the importing of puppies from abroad is controlled, there will be an increase year on year of dogs being put to sleep here. Many puppies are now also bred in Eastern Europe in grim conditions and brought over to the UK for sale."

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