Three pitbulls and three pomeranian dogs, allegedly kept in “cruel” conditions, were rescued from a breeding farm in Chiang Mai’s Hang Dong district on Saturday afternoon.
The move followed a complaint to police about alleged “animal cruelty” filed by Santisook Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation co-founder Namfon Hilgers.
Namfon also led the Hang Dong Police to inspect the farm in Tambon San Phakwan. Reported owner Santi Reunkhamnoi, 25, was not at home.
The officers found six thin dogs in narrow concrete-block cages, which police impounded pending investigation.
Namfon offered to temporarily take care of them at the foundation and said she would return the dogs when the farm improved the facility to be more appropriate. Santi’s elder brother and homeowner Sanya, 42, agreed to the offer.
Namfon said her foundation had received complaints about the farm and so stepped in to help the animals. She said her foundation is now taking care of 250 dogs and 150 cats.