Just in time.
Around 79 puppies that were subject to animal cruelty were rescued by the authorities and were rushed to vets for immediate medical treatment in Australia.
Inspectors from the RSPCA NSW stormed a breeding property in the central west of the state at around 8am on Wednesday.
They got a tip-off about animal cruelty.
6 inspectors, 2 RSPCA NSW Veterinarians, and 2 animal transport officers attended the property to look at the animals.
As a result of the raid, 79 dogs and puppies were rescued and were rushed to various hospitals.
It is said that the animals were brought to RSPCA Veterinary Hospitals at 5:15 am on Thursday.
The authorities have launched an official investigation about the incident.
They will be making a decision to charge a person of interest within 60 days.
Animal Justice Party MP Emma Hurst has released a statement about the incident.
She called for puppy farming to be made illegal in NSW and Victoria.
A puppy farm involves the intensive factory farming of dogs to supply the pet trade industry. Dogs are often forced to pump out litter after litter until their bodies can no longer cope. The NSW Government has failed to outlaw this vile industry. While it remains legal, dogs in this industry will continue to suffer. I wish this was a one-off case – but many puppy farmers are charged with animal cruelty offences. It simply isn’t good enough. We must make puppy farming illegal in this state otherwise cases of animal abuse will continue to arise. Anybody who inflicts harm on animal is a danger to other animals and the community. Following a Victorian ban on puppy farming, we are seeing a surge of puppy farmers moving across the border into New South Wales. While the Minister fails to act, we are quickly becoming the puppy farming capital of Australia. As long as the NSW Government allows puppy farming to remain legal, this cruelty will continue.
Good thing the animals were rescued just in time!