50 horses, dogs, cats and rabbits rescued in Shropshire police and RSPCA swoop
More than 50 horses were among animals rescued by police and the RSPCA in north Shropshire today.
Police officers from Shrewsbury joined a vet, a wildlife crime officer and officials from the RSPCA to execute a warrant under the animal welfare act this morning.
The RSPCA said it had been working with West Mercia Police and local vets after being made aware of allegations that a number of horses, dogs, cats and rabbits were living in poor conditions at a property in Dudleston Heath, Shropshire.
Rachel Butler of the RSPCA said: "A number of animals have been seized by police and are receiving veterinary treatment. As this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further at this time."
Police reported that the vet had examined the horses which were then loaded onto transport and removed from the location.