There were 20 of them living in deplorable conditions at an illegal breeder in the town of Vosges(Eastern France). A number of chow-chows, chihuahuas, bulldogs and beagles were saved by the French organization La Fondation 30 Millions d’Amis.The animals were discovered by authorities and investigators from the Saint-Dié shelter, sent onsite after receiving notice of the activities. The organization30 Millions d'Amis orchestrated and financed the rescue of the dogs, who were taken in by veterinary services in Vosges.The canines lived locked up in a garage, in total darkness, and some of them never left their transport cages. Two bulldogs were prisoners in a cage intended for cats. In addition to the fact that they lived amidst a complete lack of hygiene, including excrement and trash, they were forced to reproduce nonstop.
Source: 30 Millions d'Amis
Laëtitia, an employee of the Saint-Dié shelter, explained with horror:
The dogs lived on top of each other in different rooms and waded through their excrements. All breeds of dogs were intermixed: the small ones next to the big. As often happens in overpopulation, it's the law of the strongest survives: certain dogs were injured in fights and others were starving because they couldn't eat. They also had extremely long claws from not being able to go outside.
It seems that manyof the dogs were additionally imported from other countries in the European Union illegally, according to their identification information.The dogs were taken in byFondation 30 Millions d’Amis, after the breeder was arrested. Seven among them were placed at the Saint-Dié shelter and the 13 others at the Brouvelieures shelter. Extremely fearful, they will be given time to recover before being put up for adoption when their physical and mental health permits it.To donate to 30 Millions d'Amis and help them save more dogs like this, click here. And remember, adopt don't shop!
H/t: 30 Millions d'Amis