Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live
Facebook

DEFA warns of risks of adopting animals from off-Island

Tue, 14 Feb 2017


The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is urging anyone looking to adopt a dog online to think of the risks involved.

The warning comes after a local resident adopted a dog from a rescue centre in Southern England which turned out to be an illegal pit bull type terrier.

DEFA had to seize the animal and are having him deported back to the UK.

Those interested in adopting an animal from an off-Island source are urged to fully assess the animal and be aware of any situations that could arise later.

The Department also recommends assessing the mother and the litter as a whole when adopting a puppy and to be extra vigilant when taking in dogs from abroad.

Bookmark and Share

 

 

Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed