Dozens of dogs seized after police and RSPCA raid property in Snowdonia


An investigation is being launched after a property was raided in Gwynedd and a number of dogs seized.

North Wales Police’s (NWP) Rural Crime Team was supported by the RSPCA, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Gwynedd Council in the operation yesterday.

A search warrant was executed following information from the League of Cruel Sports.

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According to ITV Wales, the property raided was in a rural Snowdonia location, where 34 dogs and two ferrets were found.

All animals are now being cared for elsewhere in accommodation “believed to be inside, warm and with bedding,” ITV Wales reported.

A statement by NWP Rural Crime Team said they “conducted a search warrant in Gwynedd along with RSPCA, NRW and Gwynedd Council, investigating Animal Welfare Act offences.

“A number of dogs (including hounds, terriers and lurchers) and other animals were seized. An investigation will follow.”

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An RSPCA Cymru spokesman added: “RSPCA officers joined North Wales Police as they executed a warrant at a property in Gwynedd on 17 November following information from the League Against Cruel Sports.

“A number of dogs were removed and are now in RSPCA care.

“We cannot comment any further at this time due to ongoing enquiries.”

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