Two arrested in Castro after busting a network selling puppies illegally from Cantabria to Spain

Two arrested in Castro after busting a network selling puppies illegally from Cantabria to Spain
Two arrested in Castro after busting a network selling puppies illegally from Cantabria to Spain

A total of 46 puppies have been rescued from a rural plot in the region

MADRID/SANTANDER, 6 Jul. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Civil Guard has arrested two people, aged 35 and 36, residents of Castro Urdiales, and is investigating a third for the illegal sale of puppies throughout Spain within the framework of the ‘Pupicas’ operation, originating in Cantabria.

In total, two searches have been carried out in the region, in a home and in a rural plot with a small warehouse where a total of 46 puppies have been rescued and numerous documents have been seized.

The Civil Guard received various complaints from individuals who, after purchasing puppies over the Internet, received dogs with different illnesses that led to admission to veterinary centres and, in some cases, the death of the animal.

For this reason, the Civil Guard established contacts with the College of Veterinarians of Cantabria and began an investigation to clarify what happened. This is an intervention included in the actions against animal abuse carried out by the Civil Guard of Cantabria since June 1, framed in the Responsible Leisure Plan.

THEY PROVIDED FALSE HEALTH CARDS

The agents have been able to verify that the now arrested people advertised the sale of the puppies on the Internet. To do so, they provided false health cards from the College of Veterinarians of Cáceres and Badajoz and vaccinated the animals without any type of professional supervision. In addition, the sales were formalized without an invoice.

During the exploitation phase, two searches were carried out in which a total of 46 puppies were rescued: two Chihuahuas, 16 poodles, six border collies and 22 dachshunds. In addition, various falsified health cards from the College of Veterinarians of Cáceres and Badajoz, vaccines and syringes with needles, as well as various medications, and a stamp used to seal the aforementioned documentation were seized.

The detainees are a couple aged 35 and 36 living in the town of Castro Urdiales. A woman is also being investigated for alleged continued crimes of animal abuse, professional intrusion, document falsification, money laundering and criminal group.

 
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