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50 dogs saved in Pembrokeshire rescue operation
The animals were safely retrieved from the site and transferred to council premises.
Investigation to secure dogs’ health and welfare underway

More than 50 dogs have been removed from a property in Pembrokeshire following concerns their welfare “had potentially been compromised”.

Staff from Pembrokeshire County Council, Dyfed Powys Police and Dogs Trust attended the operation at the premises near Pembroke Dock on Tuesday (29 Jan).

Dogs Trust said the animals were safely retrieved from the site and transferred to council premises in their specially equipped animal ambulance.

“The health and welfare of the dogs is our priority and we will do all we can to assist Pembrokeshire County Council,” it said. “As the investigation is ongoing we can’t go into any further detail at this time.”

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Hen charity starts work on first rehoming centre

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 The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) has begun work on its first hen welfare and education centre. Located in north Devon, the 250 square metre building will comprise a state-of-the-art rehoming centre and fully equipped veterinary clinic.

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Former RCVS president to chair new Horse Welfare Board

Former RCVS president Barry Johnson has been appointed as the independent chair of a new Horse Welfare Board. Barry, who is also past chairman of World Horse Welfare, was selected by an industry panel including the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association and The Horsemenís Group.

The welfare board aims to develop a new welfare strategy covering the whole racing industry. Mr Johnson said: ďIím very pleased to have been asked by racing to take on this role and by the sportís commitment to continuous improvement in the welfare of racehorses."