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SALFORD DOGS 4 US ‘FORCED TO CLOSE IN NEAR FUTURE’ AS IT APPLIES FOR DEMOLITION
 

Star date: 9th November 2017

DOGS 4 US APPLIES FOR DEMOLITION AND CLOSURE AS BOYCOTT BITES

The owners of Dogs 4 Us on Agecroft Road have applied to Salford City Council for the demolition of the site, to be replaced by a builder's merchant. The Council officer's report states that "trade has become increasingly difficult. It is believed the store will be forced to close in the near future..."

The pet sales store has come under constant pressure from campaign groups, including Boycott Dogs4Us, and from the national media over its alleged involvement with puppy farms.

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The owners of controversial pet superstore Dogs 4 Us have applied for planning permission to demolish its kennels, to be replaced by a builder's merchant yard on the Agecroft Road site. 

A report by a Salford City Council planning officer explains that "trade has become increasingly difficult. It is believed the store will be forced to close in the near future..."

The report notes "the emergence of serious competitors such as Pets at Home opening five stores in Salford over the past few years and the likes of B+M stores..."

However, Dogs 4 Us has come under massive pressure from campaigners over recent years, including Salford councillors, MP Rebecca Long-Bailey and protest groups like Boycott Dogs4Us which has held regular demonstrations outside the site due to the store's alleged involvement with puppy farms.

Dogs 4 Us has been featured in documentaries exposing the puppy farms trade, including on the BBC's Panorama, Sky News and Channel 4. Last year, Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey expressed her "full support" for the Boycott Dogs4Us protests, saying "I am appalled that dogs are being legitimately sold across Greater Manchester that have suffered the most horrific conditions...This should not be condoned in the UK."

And Salford Councillor Bill Hinds, added: "I support Boycott Dogs4Us in their campaign against puppy farming. The sale of poorly bred dogs has no place in Salford."

Two councillors, Howard Balkind and Paul Wilson, attended protests outside the store... "The Council has a duty of care to the puppies and consumers to ensure that traceability is there and, if not, the licence should be removed" said Councillor Wilson.

Councillor Balkind added: "As a dog lover I think it's very important that we know where these dogs come from and what worries me terribly about Dogs4Us is the rumours we've heard about them coming from puppy farms, while a lot are sick when they are sold."

The Council report on the planning application to have Dogs 4 Us demolished states that a "new company Agecroft Builders Merchants (ABM) has been formed to operate and manage the site", and there will be twelve jobs created.

The old quarantine block and outside boarding kennels will be demolished, while the existing pet shop area would become a trade counter and the puppy sales building will be converted to use as a bathroom and plumbing showroom.

The Council planning officer's report concludes that "The application proposals therefore represent an important investment in the local economy which is a significant positive impact for the development"...


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Ann Tatlock wrote
at 10:13:03 AM on Friday, January 12, 2018
What’s going to happen to all the dogs when the store closes down We bought our dog from there 4 years ago coming home from eight years in Sweden we didn’t know this shop was dealing with puppy farms.... I spent quite a lot of money trying to sort out her temper as she is terrified of anything that moves and yes I was told she started life in a puppy farm..but I love my little girl and she has a very loving home now but unfortunately her temper hasn’t changed I just recently she snapped at someone and unfortunately caught my friends had but she didn’t break the skin she now wears a muzzle but I will never give up her
 
GEMMA HALL wrote
at 6:25:13 AM on Saturday, November 11, 2017
After years of protests there they have finally paid off! Well done to everyone involved :)
 
Jan Cowley wrote
at 9:04:48 AM on Thursday, November 9, 2017
I hope this is the start, and at least the public learn to check where puppies are coming from, and never buy without seeing happy pups with their mum!
 
Sarah wrote
at 9:03:07 AM on Thursday, November 9, 2017
At long last someone is recognising the utter cruelty in these hell holes
 
lYNN GREEN wrote
at 6:25:27 AM on Thursday, November 9, 2017
It will the best present i could possible get to see this hell hole close, we got a very aggressive pup from them and after calls with salford council the breeder on our papers is diff to what they told him, i tried to trace the once on the papers, she doesn't exist, a massive thank to to Rebecca Long-Bailey she gets my vote every time, this woman is great x
 
Bev southworth wrote
at 6:14:15 AM on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Yeay at last, wonderful news for once 😊
 
C Parry wrote
at 6:14:13 AM on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Delighted, the first of many puppy selling premises I hope. Dreadful place I am so glad x
 
Cherry Reed wrote
at 4:23:27 AM on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Thank God for that !!! Its time ALL these sorts of businesses were closed down across the country !!
 
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