This is an ongoing prosecution case so we are unable to share further details, but we can tell you about their many health issues.

In total, 38 dogs were seized on the day including a litter of young puppies, and a heavily pregnant female called Nana who later gave birth in the comfort of a foster home. It was clear that these dogs had been bred for exaggerated features such as thick nose ropes, fluffy coats, and their desirable colouring, without any care for the impact this had on their health.

Many of the dogs were suffering from issues with their eyes and breathing as a result of this type of extreme breeding. For example, Francois (photographed below) had such a large nose rope that it was causing irritation to his eyes and restricting his breathing. He needed urgent surgery to remove the nose rope and open up his severely narrowed nostrils which has improved his quality of life immensely. It was heartbreaking to see him struggle prior to his surgery and we’re so pleased he can now finally do normal dog things like play and run. Many of the young dogs also had cherry eye which need surgical repair.


It was a huge challenge finding space for this many dogs at the same time, and we are extremely grateful to our wonderful foster families for all their support. Now they have been signed over, some of the dogs will be moving on to our rescue partners and some will be staying with us and will be available for adoption in the coming weeks.


Once again, we would urge the puppy buying public to think twice before buying dogs with extreme features as this only fuels the demand for rogue breeders and a lifetime of suffering for these poor dogs. Rescues are inundated with French bulldogs at the moment so, if you can’t source your dog from a rescue centre, then please think instead of purchasing a healthier breed from a reputable source.


If you are aware of anyone breeding illegally or in low welfare conditions, please do ensure you report it to your local authority licensing team or Animal Licensing Wales by emailing  [email protected]


Whilst it will now cost around £5,000 to prepare these dogs for adoption, we will always prioritise helping Local Authorities with seizing dogs from low welfare situations.  If you can support our work, please make a donation today.

Thank you


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