November 15, 2018 10.45 am This story is over 43 months old

Lincoln dog breeders raided by police

Nearly 100 dogs have been taken into the care of the RSPCA

A Lincoln dog breeding and grooming business has been raided by the police after concerns were raised for the welfare of the animals.

Little Rascals Pets, Brant Broughton near Lincoln, was raided by officials on the morning of Tuesday, November 13.

As a result of the operation, there were 94 dogs taken from the premises into the care of the RSPCA.

It is unclear at this time whether any dogs were left behind at the breeders after the investigation.

The breeders were given a winding-up order on October 22 to close down.

It is business as usual for the breeders.

An RSPCA spokesperson told The Lincolnite: “RSPCA officers accompanied Lincolnshire Police as a warrant was executed at a property in Brant Broughton.

“It was in connection with an RSPCA-led investigation. Vets and Dogs Trust were also on the scene.

“A large number of animals were at the property and our officers worked alongside vets to assess them all. As a result, 94 dogs have been removed and are now in RSPCA care.

“As an investigation is ongoing, we cannot go into any further detail at this time.”

The Lincolnite contacted Little Rascals Pets but they did not wish to comment at the time of writing.

Newark Police posted about the raid on their facebook page sparking a wave of comments from people concerned about the welfare of the animals.

Some users said that they had bought dogs from the business and claimed that they have recently died from severe health problems.