The new For the Love of Dogs series is on the way, and host Paul O’Grady has shared heartbreaking details of his experience filming new episodes.
Ahead of the next episode of its beloved ITV show, the 65-year-old broadcaster spoke about the “terrible” conditions some pups were born into and called for “tougher” penalties for people who abuse animals.
What did Paul O’Grady say about the new For the Love of Dogs series?
In a chat with the mirrorPaul said he believed that people who farm puppies “can get away with murder” and criticized the government’s negligence.
He told the newspaper: “[Authorities] need to be wise as these animals are so important to humans. You need to put in place much stricter animal abuse rates.
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“It’s a terrible business,” he said, explaining how the perpetrators are taking puppies from their mother “far too early” and the animals are suffering from diseases.
According to Der Spiegel, Paul said that at one point the dogs were subjected to such terrible abuse that the producers decided not to film them.
They were blind with overbreeding.
He explained, “We once had a van full of puppies and they had eye infections. Nobody had bothered to look after them, and they were blind with overbreeding. “
Some, said Paul, were so bad. Veterinarians removed their eyes.
Paul’s message to those who cannot take care of their dogs
As Paul continued speaking, he said he understood that people were going through tough times during the coronavirus pandemic. Some people have unexpectedly found that they are no longer able to take care of their dogs.
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Paul said he apparently saw people in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – where For the Love of Dogs is filmed – in “tears”.
However, he said there was “no shame” not to deal with a puppy dog in the house. However, he urged people to “bite the bullet” and “not give up”, but instead take them to their local animal shelter.
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