Dogs found living in their own faeces and urine have been rescued by police and animal welfare inspectors.Advertisement
A raid of a premises in Broughton uncovered the conditions being lived in by 13 dogs.
Preston Police sent a number of PCSOs and a support unit to the address on the outskirts of Preston which cannot be named for legal reasons.
During the operation on Thursday (30 March) lunchtime the premises were searched and the dogs taken to a place of safety.
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Police and the RSPCA found two French bulldogs, a beagle, three Alsatians, a doberman, a terrier and a number of ‘miniature breeds’.
All bar two of the dogs were kept inside but the premises showed no signs of being cleaned regularly.
The RSPCA obtained a search warrant from Preston Magistrates Court to enter the premises and one man is now helping the authorities with their enquiries.
The dogs have been taken to a safe and secure environment and checked by medical professionals.
Police and the RSPCA acted on information given to them by the local community. Anyone wanting to report suspected animal cruelty can do so by calling the police on 101 or using the RSPCA’s dedicated cruelty line on its website.