Update: Local animal shelter takes in smuggled puppies

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - After Adan Sandoval was arrested for attempting to smuggle puppies, the puppies were taken to the Laredo Animal Shelter where they were evaluated.

The shelter has said that all 25 dogs are in good health and they will be kept under their care until they are authorized by the Laredo Police Department or the presiding judge on the case.

They have made it clear that the puppies will not go into adoption at this moment, as this is a decision that local officials will have to make.

We spoke to the owner of the puppies Adan Sandoval who says that the dogs were inside a dog carrier when they were being transported at all times.

He also says that the dogs are fully vaccinated and have been dewormed and he claims to have no intention to sell them.

The shelter says that the owners are constantly going to their facility to check on the well being of their dogs.

Laredo Police Department will continue investigating this case.

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A man is arrested for attempting to smuggle puppies from Mexico into the United States.

The puppies were put in duffel bags and hidden in different parts of a vehicle to conceal them.

The breeds of the puppies included Schnauzer, Poodles, Shih Tzu, and cocker spaniel.

28-year-old Adan Sandoval from San Antonio, living in Nuevo Laredo, was trying to smuggle around 25 puppies through International Bridge Two.

According to authorities, the puppies have been placed at a local animal shelter.

CBP says importing of dogs into the U.S. for resale, whether through commercial sale or adoption, is only allowed if the dogs are in good health and are vaccinated for rabies and other diseases.

In addition, the dogs must be at least six months of age and must have an import permit issued by U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

The owner of the dogs face fines for numerous violations, which can range from $500 to $2 thousand dollars per violation.