An investigation has been launched after Larne police discovered eight Rottweiler pups and their mother living in conditions which gave rise for concern.
The find was made when officers from the PSNI’s District Support Team conducted a planned search of a house in the Craigyhill area. During the search, officers expressed concerns over the conditions the animals were being kept in.
An Animal Welfare Officer and a vet then attended the address and removed the animals.
A PSNI spokesperson said: “This is just an example of the variety of work our officers do whilst they conduct their normal duties. An investigation will be commenced by council officers into the treatment of the animals.
“The dogs will receive the necessary veterinary treatment and will then be rehomed in due course.”
The PSNI has been keeping people updated on the condition of the dogs through social media, stating the animals are doing well and being cared for by veterinary staff.
The spokesperson posted on Facebook: “I ask that you all remain patient with the rehoming process as the investigation is in the early stages and the dogs still have a lengthy health care process to go through. Keep an eye on your local animal shelters for more information.”