Almost 100 puppies were rescued at Holyhead Port in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as part of an RSPCA-led, multi-agency operation tackling illegal animal importation.

The incident has been labelled a “shocking example” of the scale of the puppy trade, with the puppies – of various breeds including Beagles, Basset Hounds, Labradoodles and Pomeranians – treated as “cash bonanza” for organised criminal groups.

Following an intelligence-led move, two consignments of puppies were intercepted by Border Force as part of … Continue reading…

24.05.13

We are calling on the people of Dover to support us in a bid for our inspectors to be allowed into the port to monitor live exports.

Live exports resumed from the Port of Dover in Kent this month, after previously sailing from Ramsgate for over a year, but our inspectors have not been granted permission to enter the port.

We applied for permission to be present in the port to safeguard the welfare of the animals but received Continue reading…