Moment police rescue puppies that had been buried alive

The puppies were found in the Bajo Aragon region of north eastern Spain
The puppies were found in the Bajo Aragon region of north eastern Spain
This is the moment Spanish police rescued six German shepherd puppies that were buried alive in a pit. The footage was shot last month after Spain’s Civil Guard received an anonymous tip-off that a litter had been buried near a farm in the Bajo Aragon region on 9 August. They also found two adult German shepherds nearby, with the mother showing signs she’d given birth recently.

Officers say the puppies were found in a weak state and were reunited with their mother immediately so they could breastfeed.

The pups are said to be recovering well.

Slug: Spain Rescue Puppies Arrival Date: Aug 20, 2019 1:17PM (GMT 12:17) Creation Date: Aug 20, 2019 1:17PM (GMT 12:17) Duration: 00:23 Video ID: 4225776 Type: VOSOT Usage: Newsroom Ready Restriction: International: AP Clients Only See Script for additional details. Source: CIVIL GUARD HANDOUT CIVIL GUARD HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLY
The puppies had been buried alive near a farm (Picture: AP)
Slug: Spain Rescue Puppies Arrival Date: Aug 20, 2019 1:17PM (GMT 12:17) Creation Date: Aug 20, 2019 1:17PM (GMT 12:17) Duration: 00:23 Video ID: 4225776 Type: VOSOT Usage: Newsroom Ready Restriction: International: AP Clients Only See Script for additional details. Source: CIVIL GUARD HANDOUT CIVIL GUARD HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLY
Officers said the mother showed signs she had given birth recently (Picture: AP)
Slug: Spain Rescue Puppies Arrival Date: Aug 20, 2019 1:17PM (GMT 12:17) Creation Date: Aug 20, 2019 1:17PM (GMT 12:17) Duration: 00:23 Video ID: 4225776 Type: VOSOT Usage: Newsroom Ready Restriction: International: AP Clients Only See Script for additional details. Source: CIVIL GUARD HANDOUT CIVIL GUARD HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLY
The Civil Guard were given an anonymous tip-off about the puppies (Picture: AP)

A police spokesperson said two people were being investigated for committing a crime against domestic animals.

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