Three bulldogs - including one forced to live in squalid outbuilding- removed from house at centre of theft and drugs raid
PUBLISHED: 23:37 18 March 2016 | UPDATED: 23:48 18 March 2016
One of three bulldogs rescued today from a six foot by three outbuilding - and forced to eat from a bowl next to a pile of her own faeces- was described by the RSPCA as "being in a state of suffering".
The other two bulldogs were described as “likely to suffer” and all three were sent for closer examination by a vet.
The animals were removed by East Cambs Police from a house in Morley Close, Beck Row, where a day long operation has uncovered stolen property, a mini cannabis operation, and a 4x4 car seized.
But a police spokesman said the “the saddest part of the search of premises today was the rescue of a bulldog female which was made to live in an outbuilding eating from a bowl next to her own faeces.
“It wasn’t the only animal on premises - the search team also rescued two further dogs, including a further bulldog and a terrier cross.”
The spokesman said: “The RSPCA were called in and the animals were removed and taken to safe accommodation, where they will be given a thorough medical inspection, will be fed and cared for appropriately.”
RSPCA Inspector Alex Coghlan said: “One of the bulldogs has been inspected by the vet and graded as being in a state of suffering.
“The other two dogs are graded as ‘likely to suffer’. All three dogs have been seized under The Animal Welfare Act.
“The dogs have been taken to a facility in Peterborough and they will be well cared for now”.
PC Den Williams said: ““The bulldog in the image was kept in a six foot by three foot shed. It was horrible.”
Officers are still sorting through property that has been seized today. It includes computer equipment, gardening tools, animal feed, and more.
PC Williams said: “We will look to complete the album that we have started, and we will circulate it. Perhaps by forwarding the images we will reunite someone with what is rightfully theirs.”
More photos of recovered items will be published over the weekend.
Police say the Mitsubishi 4x4 vehicle was seized under Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984.