Dogs Trust has been working for the past three years on exposing the illegal import of puppies. 

As part of the charity's ongoing fight against Puppy Smuggling, Dogs Trust is now covering the cost and care of taking the seized puppies through quarantine. Until Dogs Trust stepped in, seized puppies were at the risk of being put to sleep or turned away at the border - enabling their trafficker to enter illegally through a different route. 

This week our quarantine kennels have been filled. The charity is caring for multiple litters of under age, illegally imported French Bulldogs, Pugs, Dachshunds and English Bulldogs all destined to be sold to unsuspecting British buyers.

Dogs Trust believes the puppy smuggling trade is replacing the illegal trade of cigarettes. The penalties are low and the profits so high. 

Click here to read Dogs Trust's full investigation into Puppy Smuggling: