International animal welfare organisation Four Paws is launching an interactive online platform to raise awareness about the illegal puppy trade and offer a point of contact for concerned members of the public.

Birgitt Thiesmann, companion animal expert at Four Paws, says: “With the help of concerned dog buyers we wish to gather more research, expose traders and support our demands for changes to the law.”

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