Dozens of Adorable Sausage Dogs Rescued From Cruel Puppy Farm
Cops in Argentina have rescued dozens of abused and herded dachshunds from an illegal puppy farm.
Footage shows authorities entering the house and encountering dozens of dachshunds in the yard and various rooms in the house.
At the end of the video, officials are seen leaving the building while holding tiny puppies before loading them into vans.
The animals were rescued from a house in the Caballito neighborhood in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires where they were offered for sale.
In collaboration with the Judicial Investigation Corps (CIJ), the police’s environmental crimes division raided the house on Campichuelo Street and found 55 dachshunds living in poor conditions.
Police said in a statement: “The Municipal Police rescued 55 dogs from an illegal farm in the Caballito neighborhood, where they were mistreated and offered for sale.
“Personnel from the Environmental Crimes Division of the Municipal Police raided with the Judicial Investigation Corps (CIJ) a house located at 500 Campichuelo Street to verify the breeding and sale of dogs of the known breed under the name ‘Salchicha’, which is Spanish for sausage.”
“The procedure was organized by the Specialized Environmental Tax Unit (UFEMA), in charge of Dr. Carlos Rolero Santurián and before the secretariat of Dr. Ricardo Bomparola, after a complaint from a neighbor, who stated that animals had been mistreated in this place.
“Officers entered the home and seized 55 dogs, many of which were a few days old and showed clear signs of abuse.”
The raid was ordered by the Specialized Environmental Prosecutor’s Unit (UFEMA) after a neighbor filed a complaint, alleging the animals were living in unsanitary conditions and being mistreated. After carrying out the procedure, police said many of the dogs were only a few days old and showed clear signs of abuse.
The dogs have been transferred to the NGOs Callejero Casa Quiere and Pichichos al Rescate who are caring for them until they can be put up for adoption.
The owner of the house, 72, was charged with animal abuse and made available to the judicial authorities.
The police said: “The house was closed preventively on the orders of the General Directorate of Environmental Control (DGCONTA), which cooperated in the police raid as well as the cane division of the municipal police”.
The investigation is ongoing.
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.