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Controversial dog kennel plans withdrawn, council confirms

Jacqui Hamer wanted to turn her garage into a kennel, according to documents filed with Wyre council

Jacqui Hamer has had her registration with the Cockapoo Club of Great Britain suspended, the club announced in November as it considered a complaint.

Some 25 objections were received after Ms Hamer, of Jay Doodles in Normoss Road, Blackpool, later revealed plans to convert her garage – with two people backing the proposal.

The council confirmed that the application had been withdrawn at the request of Ms. Hamer. Documents relating to the case were no longer available, a spokeswoman said.

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Despite the Cockapoo Club’s own investigation, which it said it took seriously, the council said multiple inquiries by animal charity RSPCA had “never found evidence of cruelty/negligence or sustained abuse”.

The club did not respond to an email requesting an update on their investigation.

Ms Hamer wanted her converted garage to house her five pet dogs, one of whom would live inside her home, she said in documents filed with the council’s planning department and previously reported by The Gazette .

“This would provide suitable accommodation for a small hobby dog ​​breeding business,” the documents read.

The driveway in front of the garage would have served as an enclosure, and a roof would have been erected to protect the dogs from the weather.

Ms Hamer said she proposed to have four breeding female dogs “to have a litter every one or two years depending on when their seasons fall”.

A cockapoo is a mix between a cocker spaniel and a poodle.

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