Cyprus Mail

Dog lovers raid ‘squalid’ kennels in covert rescue

Dog rescue activists say there were dead dogs at the kennels

AROUND 15 dogs were taken by animal welfare activists yesterday from a private kennel in Limassol in a covert operation.

Volunteers and members of Animal Welfare Cyprus said the dogs were living in squalid conditions.

One member of the group told the Cyprus Mail that he and five other volunteers on Sunday managed to gain access to the kennel, which he did not wish to name, and take photos.

“We carried out an inspection… there were dead dogs, dogs and puppies living in their own waste, emaciated dogs, no water, no care – just left to rot,” he said.

Around 28 dogs were in the kennel on Sunday. The volunteers took all but 12 yesterday. They placed some in foster homes and others with kennels they trusted.

The 12 dogs that remained have private owners who have left the dogs there as they are away on holiday.

The volunteers yesterday notified state veterinary services which have scheduled an inspection of the kennel today.

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