Officers from the animal charity joined police on a visit to the woman’s home in Colne on Sunday (June 26) after concerns were raised about the welfare of animals in her care.
During the visit, a number of animals were deemed in need of rescue – 14 dogs, seven rats, two cats, one terrapin and one bearded dragon.
They were seized and placed in the care of the RSPCA whilst a full investigation takes place.
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An RSPCA spokesman said: “We visited an address in Colne with Lancashire Police on Sunday (June 26) and 14 dogs, two cats, seven rats, one terrapin and a bearded dragon were seized by police.
"All animals are now in the care of the RSPCA.
“We cannot comment further while investigations continue.”
Lancashire Police said the rescue operation was carried out by its South Rural Task Force in response to concerns raised by members of the public.
A police spokesman added: “South Rural Task Force have seized 14 dogs, seven rats, two cats, one terrapin and one bearded dragon from an address to prevent them from further suffering.
“We will continue to work closely with our friends at the RSPCA. Further details to follow.”
The force did not say whether any arrests were made but an update on the investigation is expected tomorrow.
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