Barnsley woman who appeared in TV documentary 41 Dogs in a 3 Bed Semi fined for breeding three litters of puppies without a licence in just 12 months

A Barnsley woman has been fined £3,000 for dog breeding offences.

Lynn Everett with her husband and some of the 41 dogs they owned in 2015

Lynn Everett, 65, of Eaden Crescent, Hoyland, pleaded guilty to breeding three litters of puppies within a 12-month period without a licence at Sheffield Magistrates Court on July 7.

The court heard that Everett had been a breeder for 20 years, and there were no welfare issues raised with the breeding of the puppies.

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However, a change in regulations, which Everett had not made herself aware of, led to the prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Everett was was fined £3,000, and had to pay costs of £938 and a victim surcharge of £181, totalling £4,119.

Julia Burrows, director of public health for Barnsley Council, said: “During the pandemic we have seen a rise in the number of unlicensed dog breeders. Anyone operating a business selling puppies for profit, when this involves the sale of more than two litters of puppies in any 12-month period, must hold a licence with us.

“These licences are important to make sure dog welfare standards are met. This prosecution sends a clear message that any breeders attempting to sell puppies without a licence will face legal action.”

Ms Everett appeared in a Channel Five documentary called 41 Dogs in a 3 Bed Semi in 2015 alongside her husband Tony Morgan. At the time, the pair owned 41 dogs.

To check whether a Barnsley breeder is licensed, contact [email protected]