Dogs, horses and other animals removed from Nottinghamshire farm

A number of animals have been removed from a Nottinghamshire village after the RSPCA and police were called to an animal welfare check. The officers were called to a farm in Skegby, near Sutton in Ashfield on Wednesday, November 1 at around 8am.

An eyewitness in the area said that officers were there, as of 10am on Thursday, November 2. Animals, including horses and donkeys, have been removed from the farm, and due to this the road was closed.

Vehicles from the Dogs Trust and the British Horse Society were also seen at the scene.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA stated: "The RSPCA has led an operation involving a large number of dogs, horses, small furry animals and other animals at a premises in Nottinghamshire. We were assisted by officers from Nottinghamshire Police and several other animal welfare charities.

“As this is now an ongoing investigation we are unable to comment further while enquiries continue for legal reasons.” A spokesperson for Dogs Trust added: "Dogs Trust worked alongside several other organisations in an operation led by the RSPCA to safely remove a number of dogs from a property in Nottinghamshire.

“Due to the ongoing investigation, we cannot provide further comments at this time."