AN ANIMAL rights advocate courageously intervened last night to save a
dog caged in squalor in Melbourne's west, after authorities failed to
seize more than 20 dogs from a man whose property was raided on
that he was slaughtering them for human consumption.
Debra Tranter, the founder of Oscar's Law campaign against puppy
farms, last night drove to the Rockbank property and managed to
one of the dogs from the owner, Peter Avraam, who has been
offences relating to handling stolen goods and drugs.
The female dog had been kept in a cage so small she could hardly
stand, had a wound on her back and was so starved her spine and
showed clearly through her skin.