Swine confiscated in ‘puppy farm’ raid

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Image caption The dogs and puppies have been taken to service centres in Glasgow

Nearly 90 dogs and puppies have been seized during a raid at what animal welfare officers believe to be Scotland’s largest puppy farm.

Scottish SPCA officers implemented a authorize at East Mains of Ardlogie farm near Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, on Tuesday.

Puppies that vets said could be as young as five days old-time, and of various types of spawns, adopted in order to service centres in Glasgow amid fear for their welfare.

A number of other animals, including rabbits and ferrets, were also seized.

An SSPCA officer from the special investigations section said: “With the numbers of puppies that we have got here, these are certainly not babies. They are clearly being used for illegal breeding.

“As far as I know there are no licences here in terms of raising or a pet store licence so these puppies are being sold illegally to members of the public.”

Image caption Police Scotland supported the raid by Scottish SPCA animal welfare officers

The charity imagines the puppies are extended off as home-bred by a pusher, before being sold to members of the public via the internet.

Veterinary surgeon Harry Howarth, who assisted with the operation, said: “The welfare of these puppies has been compromised.

“All these environmental problems that we are picking up “il go to” effect superfluous probability of illnesses and poor health, “whos going to” induce hurting and woe and death to some of these dogs.

“There are all sorts of welfare rules being interrupted here. When you look at the puppies, they are not blooming, prospering puppies the room they should be, they look like puppy-farm puppies.”

One man, who arrived at the farm during the attack, told detectives there was nothing incorrect with the dogs.

The SSPCA said inquiries to establish possession of the puppies and puppies that were abducted are continuing.

The organisation carried out the operation with Police Scotland using authorizes obtained under the Animal diseases and Welfare Act 2006( Scotland ).

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