#TheList puppy farm dealer Marco Tondo, born c. 1988, currently of Northfield Park Gardens, Annan, Dumfries-shire DG12 5FP but originally from the Shettleston area of Glasgow, and partner Nadine Campbell, born 07/12/1988, of Colston Avenue, Bishopbriggs G64 1SL – sold sick puppies and ran an illegal ‘pet shop’
Wannabe gangster and alleged drug dealer Marco Tondo kept several dogs in cramped conditions at partner Campbell’s address in Bishopbriggs in October 2018.
Two of the animals had to be put down shortly after they were sold by the pair.
One had suffered organ damage. Other dogs there were also poorly and underweight.
Tondo, who shares a baby daughter with co-accused Nadine Campbell, was set to face trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court but pleaded guilty to a charge of causing “unnecessary suffering” to the puppies.
Tondo and Campbell both admitted to operating a pet shop without proper authority involving the selling of five puppies and having eight other young dogs.
Both charges spanned between October 17 and 26, 2018.
The one Tondo pleaded guilty to alone stated he did fail to provide “appropriate accommodation” for the dogs.
The court heard that two ill puppies were kept in a “cramped cage”. One was sold suffering from a number of conditions including worms and stomach issues.
The animal needed urgent vet treatment and later had to be put down.
Another was sold that day also stricken with a host of ailments including fleas and parasites.
A third puppy was then bought on October 21, 2018, at an address in Larbert, Stirlingshire.
Prosecutors said the dog – who also had fleas – then “collapsed, was pale and had a fever”.
Vets found it had signs of “organ damage”. The dog died on October 25, 2018.
A fourth puppy later sold also needed vet treatment.
The charge stated a number of puppies at the address in Bishopbriggs were “confined in a small cage” and others in a garden were “underweight”.
Tondo and Campbell were bailed pending sentencing in February 2020.