101 dachshunds seized in puppy breeding probe

101 puppies were seized in a breeding probe in Manchester

Nine homes have been raided across Greater Manchester as part of a police investigation into illegal puppy breeding.

101 dachshunds were seized after a complaint led to a two month probe into unlicensed puppy sales.

The dogs are now under the care of the RSPCA while police interrogate a number of individuals.

The dogs were seized in Rochdale, Oldham and Salford.

Rochdale Council urged people who have bought a dachshund locally within in the last year to contact the authority.

Mark Widdup, director of neighbourhoods, said: ‘It is really pleasing we have been able to execute the warrants successfully and place the dogs into care’.

The puppies are now being looked after by the RSPCA (Picture: Rochdale Council)
Police launched a two month investigation after residents complained (Picture: Rochdale Council)
They raided nine homes in Manchester (Picture: Rochdale Council)

Rochdale Council confirmed the dogs were not yet available for adoption as they still form part of an investigation.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: ‘On Tuesday, November 12th, RSPCA officers and partner agencies including Greater Manchester Police and Rochdale Trading Standards executed warrants at addresses in Rochdale, Oldham, Heywood and Little Hulton.

‘We are unable to comment further while enquiries continue.’


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