Cats and Dogs Home under scrutiny

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A MEETING has been arranged to discuss the concerns raised about Leigh Cats and Dogs Home.

Residents have come together through a Facebook page called Raise Awareness for Leigh Cats and Dogs Home to share their stories and concerns about some of the alleged activities being carried out at the home.

The point of this group is the continuation of sharing such stories, so that we can raise questions regarding the establishments treatment of animals and with the correct direction see that they are addressed or investigated

Hannah Michelle Sutherland

Last week, the Wigan Evening Post was contacted by two women who had both recently bought puppies from the home.

Both bichon frise puppies had fallen ill not long after they were taken home.

One puppy, Oscar is now back home but owner Sheralee Webb has been left with large vets bills to pay for his treatment.

Oscar’s brother Charlie, who was bought by Leanne Hale, died just days after she paid £400 for him. Hannah Michelle Sutherland, who set up the group, wrote on the page: “This group was put together after there was an alarming amount of stories regarding the mistreatment of animals within this establishment.

“The point of this group is the continuation of sharing such stories, so that we can raise questions regarding the establishments treatment of animals and with the correct direction see that they are addressed or investigated.”

One resident, Dawn Smallman, said: “We are deeply concerned about the actions and the business conduct of Leigh Cats and Dogs Home.

“Recently we have been notified of a number of cases of terrible neglect and negligence.

“As a result we have arranged a meeting to discuss the matter and review the mountain of evidence we have accumulated.”

Amongst the concerns that the residents will raise at the meeting include why pupies are sold with no papers and no information other than that they have been abandoned, why the pupies have a price tag of between £300 and £400 and why so many puppies seem to fall ill with contagious diseases after being given the all clear by a vet. The meeting is being held at Leigh Labour Club on Abbey Street, Leigh, on November 22 at 7pm.

Wigan Council is investigating whether complaints about the home falls under its powers.