It was brought to our attention a few months back that there was a large number of dogs being kept in horrific conditions in the Xinyi area. We investigated and discovered what is apparently a puppy mill. There were six cages, each filled with as many as five dogs, kept in very dark, damp, and dirty surroundings, with no visible access to food, water and nowhere to exercise. Several of the dogs were pregnant.
The animals were being kept in conditions that were in violation of the Animal Welfare Law, so the case was reported to the Taipei Municipal Institute for Animal Health, who promptly undertook their own investigation. This included staking out the property and questioning the neighbors, but the owner was never found. Sadly, the businessman who owns these animals was tipped off by one of the neighbors, and he removed the dogs earlier this month under the cover of darkness.
We would very much like to know of their whereabouts, as several of the dogs were already visibly sickening. If you know where we might find these dogs, please contact me immediately. You can call me on 0913 708 527 or contact me via P.M. or e-mail.
Also, if you see, at a night market or pet shop, any dogs or puppies for sale that look similar to the any of those in the photos, please also contact me ASAP. We would really like to put a stop to this illegal and very cruel practice.
I apologise for the quality of the images, but the dogs were in complete darkness and at a distance that was difficult for the flash to reach.