Police armed with a search warrant have carried out a significant raid on a veterinary clinic and canine rescue centre.
The operation occurred on the four Paws Veterinary Clinic based mostly in South Killinghome, North Lincolnshire right this moment (22 March) and included officers from the RSPCA and Canine Belief and vets.
The native Metro’s information web site confirmed aerial photos of at the very least 10 canine ambulances parked outdoors the premises with a number of police autos.
The native Grimsby Telegraph newspaper later reported an estimated 30 canine rescue autos and several other Canine Belief canine ambulances had been additionally on website.
The four Paws web site says: “four Paws have been established for 12 years. Primarily based in South Killingholme, Lincolnshire we provide a variety of companies in your pets, together with a low-cost veterinary service in our bespoke veterinary clinic. We additionally supply boarding kennels, canine transportation and canine rescue and adoption.”
A spokesman for the RSPCA stated: “RSPCA officers have accompanied police as a warrant is being executed at a property in Killingholme in Lincolnshire right this moment, Thursday (22 March). Canine Belief and vets are additionally current to help. As an investigation is ongoing, we can’t go into any additional element.”
Inspector Tim Harvey, of Humberside Police, stated: ‘We and our colleagues on the RSPCA are presently finishing up an intel-led operation at an animal rescue organisation in Killingholme. At this stage, we can’t affirm any additional particulars, because the investigation is ongoing.”