SMUGGLING: Take action to help pups

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

Puppies as young as four weeks old are being subjected to horrifying journeys across Central and Eastern Europe and smuggled into Britain to be sold, many sick and without vaccinations.

After working to bring the issue up the government’s agenda there remains a reluctance to acknowledge the scale of the problem or implement effective change. Urgent action is needed to transform the lives of these poor puppies.

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

Visit to find out how to help.

Paula Boyden

Veterinary Director, Dogs Trust