PUPPIES RESCUED FROM TRAFFICKING RING - “Animal welfare officers said they suspected the animals, which were found in boxes, were being trafficked for sale in the UK.”
36 puppies were intercepted in Ireland and are being looked after by the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The puppies were discovered in boxes in the back of a car and two men were arrested. It is believed that the puppies were on their way to be smuggled into England. Here’s more from BBC News:
The puppies, including cocker and springer spaniels, Labradors and Jack Russell terriers, were recovered in two cars on Malahide Road…
“They are doing very well today compared to the condition they were found in,” said DSPCA spokesperson Gillian Bird.
“We don’t believe they were puppies for the Christmas market as it’s too early. This is an example of animal trafficking which can happen at any time of the year.
“Several of the puppies are receiving special care as they were too young to be removed from their mothers.”
Glad to hear that the puppies are in a better environment and are receiving proper attention. Hopefully they all end up in loving homes. Click here for the full story.