Illegal dog breeder ordered to pay almost £8k

A Dudley resident has been sentenced for illegally breeding and selling dogs and was ordered to pay £7,928 in costs.

Charlene Robinson received a two-year conditional discharge at Dudley Magistrates Court earlier this week, following a case brought to the court by Dudley Council’s Environmental Health team.

Robinson, aged 33 of Bryans Avenue, Wolverhampton (formerly of Tansey Green Road, Dudley), was involved in the illegal breeding of Cocker Spaniels, Cockerpoos and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels at her family home.

In England, the law requires anyone breeding and advertising dogs for sale to have a licence, issued by their Local Authority, to do so.

The RSPCA, which accompanied Dudley Council in working on the case, provided evidence in the case, with dogs found to be in poor and cramped conditions. Councillor Ian Bevan, cabinet member responsible for Dudley Council’s Trading Standards, said:

“This is an upsetting case where the dogs were kept in unfair conditions and without the appropriate care in place.

“This is yet more evidence that we will not hesitate to act against people who illegally breed and sell dogs without taking the appropriate measures.

“People who are looking to buy a puppy should visit for all the latest advice and information on how to find an ethical and regulated breeder.”


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