When police from Staffordshire were alerted by Dogs Trust, a charity, about a potential puppy farm in Cannock, they decided to investigate. What they found alarmed them and they decided to take action.
Rescue is under way...
The police arrived at the property on a Monday morning (at 7am) to discover sixty dogs being kept on what seemed to be a puppy farm.
The property which was found housing the puppies was seized under a warrant. Cannock Chase Council, with the help of Rural and Wildlife Staffordshire Police recovered the puppies who were being held at the property.
Various dog breeds were found at the scene.
A spokesperson said, the dogs were "seized" as the owners had "declined to surrender them to the care of the council."
Safe and Sound
The puppies are now in possession of the council, who is taking care of them.
In a statement, the Dogs Trust said its staff were on hand "throughout the operation to ensure that the dogs were safely retrieved", and that they would support the council to "ensure the long-term welfare of the dogs seized".
We’re so glad that the puppies are safely being taken care of.