Lockdown has seen a huge increase in demand for cats, dogs, kittens and puppies that has provided an opportunity for unscrupulous sellers to thrive. Defra is keen to hear about the recent experiences of vets in England to understand the Impact of lockdown on cat, dog, kitten and puppy welfare.
Findings will generate insights for Defra’s ‘Petfished’ campaign. The campaign seeks to promote the importance of researching the seller before getting a puppy, kitten, cat or dog – encouraging people to question ‘Who’s the person behind the pet?’.
Please take part in the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/petfished