THE Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a woman was seen selling puppies from a car boot in a supermarket car park.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted by a concerned member of the public who witnessed the offence on Saturday afternoon (October 20) between 12.30pm and 1pm outside the Asda store in Galashiels.
Asda who were able to provide CCTV footage of a female selling German shepherd pups from the boot of a silver Ford Ka. She is described as white, aged between 25 and 35, with an Eastern European accent. She also had brown hair which was tied back.
The charity is now appealing to anyone who purchased a puppy or was offered one by this woman to come forward to help them with their investigation.
SSPCA chief superintendent Mike Flynn said: “Selling animals in a public place and without a license is a criminal offences. We believe that at least one puppy was sold and we are very keen to speak to the person who purchased it, although we must stress that this is only to help us with our enquiries and they have not committed an offence by buying the dog. The vehicle appears to be from Southern Ireland and we are keen to identify the female who was selling the pups.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact the SSPCA Helpline on 03000 999 999.