Operation Delphin

Illegal puppy farmers and dog dealers, motivated by money, breed dogs on an industrial scale with no concern for the welfare of the animals. This illegal trade is characterised by the appalling conditions in which the pups are bred, the absence of proper veterinary care, the exploitation of the over bred bitches and the cramped and disease prone conditions in which puppies are hawked from breeder to dealer.

The USPCA is an active member of Operation Delphin, a multi agency initiative to detect and disrupt the illegal breeding and the trafficking of pups to the GB market. Working with our partners in the ISPCA, DSPCA, SSPCA, RSPCA, HMRC and the port authorities, hundreds of pups have been rescued and the trade disrupted.