We attended a property in the Aberdeenshire area yesterday (14 November) and seized 105 animals. All of the animals are currently going through an intensive veterinary screening process to assess their overall health.
Investigations are currently on-going and no further comment can be made at this point.
Our Special Investigations Unit tackles a number of large scale investigations involving animal cruelty across Scotland. Our current priority is tackling the cruel and illegal puppy trade, which puts profit before animal welfare, under the banner of Operation Delphin. Operation Delphin is a multi-agency approach to tackling this horrific trade by detecting offenders, disrupting illicit trade and reducing animal suffering.
We are currently running an online campaign urging the public to #SayNoToPuppyDealers and help spread awareness about the health issues associated with puppies bought from Puppy Farms.
Find out more about the illegal puppy trade: Fighting the illegal puppy trade