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    Wait a second I in no way agree with what your parents are doing BUT I think you need to think very carefuly before doing anything. Make sure you realise what this may mean for your future relasonship with your parents. I am truely not sure what I would do in your shoes!!! Good luck what ever you decide & welcome.

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    I agree. It might cause a permanant relationship scar.
    Im just giving you info, you can act on it as you will.
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    Thanks everyone, i'd forgotten to check up on this thread.

    Thanks for emailing the RSPCA to see what they could do Aussiemyf7. I also had a think over the weekend before I called their council's Animal Control line on the Monday. The relationship scarring goes both ways so I didn't feel bad, also I did it for the dog's welfare.

    The council said that they'd visit their house as I informed them that although 2 of their dogs are registered (the ones used for breeding), two of their older dogs are not (which the woman was shocked to hear as the maximum allowed in a home there is 2). I let them know that the Westies are being used for breeding purposes but they didn't seem too shocked or concerned. They said that they'd call me back but they haven't yet (I called last Monday).

    I found out 2 days later that the female Westie had just had a litter of puppies (from reading my mother's facebook) so i'll have to call them back and let them know/pester them to go check their house if they haven't done so already.

    I just really wish that they'd get her desexed as this litter she only had 2 puppies and I think the early breeding has affected her badly now that she's 2 or 3 years old. I don't even want to think what my parents would do if she couldn't have any more puppies

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    You know if you live in a city suburb or large regional country town the council probley have alot of worse situations to get too, so your complaint might take a few days to get to.
    It's also likely that if your parents place is not a real mess as in dirty small cages, sick dogs,lack of clean water & food etc they will just tell them to get themselves registered as breeders with the council. As with a breeders permitt they can keep the dogs they have & they would just have to keep their paperwork up to date. I am by no means saying I think this is right but I just did not want you to get a shock at the outcome.
    I know a couple who are reg with council as breeders of working dogs & everthing is above board as far as the council are concerened yet the dogs live a shocking life. They are chained or kenneled at least 95% of the time, bitches are breed at 1yr & every heat there on after & pups are sold micro chipped but not vaccs. I have rehomed several of their dogs that have found their way to me after being sold to totally wrong homes. This year alone at a rough count they had well over 30 pups & at least 1 litter was a brother sister mating. They breed with deaf dogs & health checks are non excistant. And I have seen the rangers go there but nothing ever happens even after she got fined for the dogs having lack of clean water & shade.
    I hope things improve with you & your parents & mostly for their dogs but don't pin your hopes on the council.

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    Thanks Crazydog, yeah I prepared myself for them to not do anything about it before I even called (especially at this time of year, i'm sure they have enough on their plate). But at least now i'm not thinking "what if..." I know that i've done the right thing and at least informed them, it's up to them if they choose to act now.

    I think anything would be an improvement (them registering as breeders) because a.t.m. they're just using it as extra undeclared income and as they're unemployed, Centrelink probably won't like that.

    In a perfect world they'd get fined and their dogs taken away from them and rehomed with loving families but I know that this is far from a perfect world in terms of Animal Welfare. It's ironic that I saw my mum "like" an anti puppy farm page on facebook the other day :P (one that I had already "liked" so she hasn't gone out of her way to start looking into Animal Welfare).

    I'll keep you posted if the council calls me back.

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