10 illegally smuggled puppies to be auctioned in Turkey’s Edirne
Ten puppies seized by Turkish security forces while they were trying to be smuggled in the western province of Edirne will be sold in an auction in January, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Dec. 22.
The Chow Chow, Chinese Shar-Peis, Saint Bernard, and Caucasian Shepherd type puppies were seized at different times.
The auction will be done by the Edirne Liquidation Authority, with starting prices ranging from 1,400 Turkish Liras ($367) to 2,100 liras ($550) - depending on the breed of the dog.
The potential buyers can see the puppies at a vehicle repair shop in Edirne, a place designated to provide shelter for the dogs.
Edirne has seen many incidents of dog smuggling attempts from Bulgaria, where dogs are reported to be sold at cheaper prices.