CCTV installed at homes of threatened Cheshire East officers
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 8 February 2023
CCTV has been installed at the homes of some Cheshire East Council staff who have been threatened and intimidated after inspecting puppy farms and breeders.
One Cheshire East officer, who had been subjected to intimidation and abuse, admitted the council didn’t know how many unlicensed puppy farms were operating in the borough.
The revelations came to light during a meeting of the environment and communities committee when councillors voted unanimously to adopt the Animal Welfare Licensing Policy in a bid to improve animal welfare.