Police seize 20 puppies being trafficked into Italy
Men shipping dogs face charges of cruelty to animals21 March, 18:58
The two men shipping the animals in a van with Hungarian license plates face charges of cruelty to animals, commercial fraud, forgery and illicit trade.
Police said that many of the puppies had not yet been weaned and had not been vaccinated.
All 20 were taken into state custody and will be released for adoption, police said.