72 illegally traded puppies rescued at border control as they died of dehydration

The illegal trade in puppies is still raging in Europe, and the phenomenon has increased since the Covid 19 crisis. The German authorities saved 72 baby dogs in extremis during a border check. Today, they receive care aimed at getting them back on their feet.

On Sunday June 26, 2022, a van from the Czech Republic who tried to enter Germany was stopped by customs waidhausin bavaria.

The officers were outraged to discover in the back of the vehicle no less than 72 puppies crammed into far too small cages. The poor beasts were in really bad shape. No source of water was available to them for the entire duration of the journey, initially planned for 3,000 kilometers between the Slovakia and the Portugal.

Illustration of the article: 72 illegal trade puppies rescued at border control as they died of dehydration
Bavarian State Association e. V

The babies therefore suffered from severe dehydration and were infested with parasites.

Moreover, despite the false documents provided, it turned out that the canines had not been vaccinated against rabies. They were seized and entrusted to the German animal protection association Landesverband Bayern e. V.

Illustration of the article: 72 illegal trade puppies rescued at border control as they died of dehydration
Bavarian State Association e. V

Support and care

Puppies of various breeds have been placed in quarantine, the procedure in force in this case. They were also examined by veterinarians and then treated against fleas.

In addition, the examinations revealed that the pups were less than 12 weeks old, an age at which weaning is barely complete.

Babies are currently being cared for and recovering from their emotions at various shelters in the area. They will only be offered for adoption once their state of health has stabilized, their vaccines are up to date and the confinement period is over.

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Illustration of the article: 72 illegal trade puppies rescued at border control as they died of dehydration
Bavarian State Association e. V

The animal protection association said in a press release that it was very concerned about the upsurge in the trade in puppies from illegal breeding. “In 2021, there were almost twice as many cases of canines transported fraudulently compared to the previous year. »a spokesperson told Newsweek.

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