Officers from the Scottish SPCA executed a warrant at East Mains of Ardlogie farm near Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, yesterday (Tuesday 14 November).
Undercover and welfare officers from the charity were supported by officers from Police Scotland, who assisted in gaining access to buildings on the farm.
A Scottish SPCA undercover inspector said
We can confirm that we attended a property in the Aberdeenshire area yesterday and seized 105 animals. Investigations are currently on-going and no further comment can be made at this point.
The Scottish SPCA 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.
The Society is currently running an online campaign urging the public to #SayNoToPuppyDealers and spread awareness about the health issues associated with puppies bought from Puppy Farms.
The puppies and dogs were taken to a centre in Glasgow where they will be examined by vets to assess their health.
The Formartine Area Committee approved a retrospective planning application for five buildings to be used as kennels on the site in 2015, the permission was granted for 12 months. You can view details of the application here APP/2015/1266 on the Aberdeenshire Council planning portal.
Planning application decision sheet showing the conditions of the 12-month approval for the five buildings.[scribd id=364497944 key=key-XRwCDHtpq76eyR0PGkWe mode=scroll]