Police discover 17 mistreated dogs in back of van
It was late Monday evening when a passer-by reported a strange van parked in Luxembourg City to police, that sounded as though it had dogs trapped in the back of it.
The police quickly forced open the door at the back of the van parked in a hotel car park on Route d'Echternach, to reveal no less than 11 crates containing a total of 17 dogs.
After removing the crates it was discovered that several of the animals were in quite poor health and appeared mistreated. Animal welfare was contacted and the dogs were handed over to their care.
The occupants of the van, that had foreign number plates, was nowhere to be seen at the moment of the discovery, but when the vehicle was being towed away, two people appeared claiming to be the owners of the dogs.
They also claimed they had attended a dog show in Luxembourg and were on their return journey home.
The suspects were both arrested and an investigation has now been launched.
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