Sick spike in il­le­gal pups

Daily Mirror - - THIS REBEL LIFE -

THOU­SANDS of pup­pies are be­ing smug­gled into Bri­tain be­fore Christ­mas – in “shock­ing con­di­tions”.

The char­ity Dogs Trust de­scribed the nearly 100 pup­pies seized in a week as the “tip of the ice­berg”.

De­mand for breeds such as pugs and dachshunds fu­els the “sick­en­ing trade”.

Pups only four weeks old re­sort to eat­ing fae­ces as they head across Europe.

The Trust warned of the emo­tional and fi­nan­cial costs of buy­ing il­le­gal dogs “if they fall ill or die”.

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