SMUGGLING: Support efforts to help puppies

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Dogs Trust is calling on the public to help put an end to illegal puppy smuggling after an undercover investigation revealed shocking and continued abuse of the Pet Travel Scheme.

Puppies as young as four weeks old are still being subjected to horrifying journeys across central and Eastern Europe.

They are then smuggled into Great Britain to be sold to unsuspecting members of the public.

Many of the dogs are sick and without the right vaccinations.

After working tirelessly to bring the issue of puppy smuggling up the Government’s agenda, it appears that there remains a reluctance to acknowledge the scale of the problem, or to implement any effective change.

Urgent action is needed to help transform the lives of these poor puppies.

Dogs Trust is asking people to show their support by writing to their own MP to ask them to support our campaign by writing to the Minister for Animal Welfare.

They can visit www.puppysmuggling.org.uk to find out how to help.

The campaign is backed by television and radio personality, Dermot O’ Leary.

Paula Boyden

Veterinary Director, Dogs Trust