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Another puppy dead, victim of an illegal puppy farm

From Germany: News of the death of a puppy that was loved and adored not just by shelter staff but by Facebook followers around the world. Read to find out more.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 11/09/2020, 10:00

The post simply reads “Yuri is dead”. The small six-week-old puppy died of Parvovirus in August of this year.

Yuri was purchased from a dealer in Hamburg just a week before he died. The owner - who brought the dog to the Henstedt-Ulzburg Care Centre because the dog was unwell - was heartbroken when they were told about the disease and the grave prognosis.

Yuri and others: victims of crime

According to vets at the centre, Yuri’s siblings are also in a sorry state and are fighting for their lives, their little bodies wracked by the fearsome disease.

In a Facebook post the centre writes about an organised racket of puppy farms in the area. The farm advertises healthy, clean and vaccinated puppies for sale. But adverts appear on the internet, and every few days they are removed only to reappear under a different name.

Puppy farm plague

Puppy farms are the scourge of all those who care about the wellbeing of dogs and cats. They are called farms for a reason: because they churn out dozens of puppies born of weary and unwell mothers who are bred constantly, regardless of the damage caused.

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