The Guardia Civil's operation was in December last year. | Guardia Civil
Four months ago, twenty-five purebred puppies were rescued during an operation by the Guardia Civil's Seprona division that was in response to reports of mistreatment. The puppies were at a pet shop in Palma. They were part of a shipment of puppies from illegal breeding farms in eastern Europe to Mataró in the Barcelona province. Some were forwarded to Mallorca, others to Gran Canaria. The Seprona operation was carried out simultaneously in the three locations.