87 puppies seized in dog trafficking probe

More than 80 dogs, many kept in buckets, were siezed from addresses in Stockport and Greater Manchester. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police in Greater Manchester have put 87 puppies in the care of the RSPCA during a major investigation into puppy trafficking and the alleged sale of sick dogs via internet ads.

Officers found four dead puppies during the raids across Stockport and Greater Manchester and a spokesman for the force described witnessing "some shocking scenes".

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