The Haifa department of the Israel police have found and released a number of dogs held in inhumane conditions in an illegal breeding facility in Isfiya. The dogs have been transferred to a secure location, with the suspect, a 60-year-old man, brought into questioning on the matter. "Most of the efforts these days go towards fighting the coronavirus and enforcing the health Ministry's guidelines," said Superintendent Ofir Berkowitz. "We're still continuing regular enforcement activities."
"During the morning hours we found a holding facility for dogs in substandard living conditions," Berkowitz continued. "We went in with every person we had and rescued the dogs to transfer them to the veterinary authorities. The information was also given to the Let the Animals Live foundation, as well as the regional veterinarian and the Central Unit for Enforcement and Investigations to inform them of the possibility of animal endangerment and neglect."Following a wave of adoptions at the start of the first wave of the coronavirus, many dogs were returned to the shelters from which they were brought in the following weeks, or in worse cases, abandoned by their new owners.שוטרי ובלשי תחנת חיפה שהיו בפעילות לאיתור אמצעי לחימה לא חוקיים איתרו מכלאה פיראטית להרבעת כלבים שפעלה בעוספיא. הכלבים במקום הוחזקו בתנאים קשים. למקום הוזעקו גורמי ווטרינריה והכלבים הועברו למקום בטוח. בעל המתחם, תושב חיפה בשנות ה-60 לחייו, עוכב לחקירה pic.twitter.com/VWWVB0lEve— משטרת ישראל (@IL_police) July 8, 2020