Yesterday (Wednesday, May 22) at Caernarfon Magistrates Court, Jamie Rose Colquhoun, of Dundee, Scotland, was found guilty and sentenced for offences in relation to importing puppies through Holyhead.
Colquhoun was tried in her absence for offences relating to welfare during transport. She had been intercepted by North Wales Police at Holyhead port with seven puppies. A subsequent investigation was carried out by Isle of Anglesey County Council animal health officers.
Colquhoun was sentenced to a £4000 fine and ordered to pay costs of £789 and a £100 victim surcharge.
An Isle of Anglesey County Council spokesperson said, “Colquhoun blatantly disregarded the law in relation to transportation regulations that ensure the welfare of animals in transport. Commercial transporters of animals must operate within the law and comply with importation and transport rules.”
“These are serious matters and the Isle of Anglesey County Council will investigate such breaches and bring offenders before the Courts. Today’s sentence reflects the gravity of these offences.”