A joint operation between Dyfed-Powys Police and the RSPCA took place today, Thursday (Jun 21) at a rural location in Kidwelly.

Llanelli Online witnessed a number of horses being led away and transported from the property in horse boxes at around 1:30pm.

The RSPCA had a large presence at the site and they were aided by a number of officers from Dyfed-Powys Police.

An RSPCA spokesperson said:

“RSPCA Cymru have been working with Dyfed-Powys Police concerning equine welfare in Kidwelly.

“A number of horses have been removed from land in the area. This is an on-going investigation, and for legal reasons we cannot comment further.”

A statement issued by Dyfed-Powys Police read:

“On Wednesday, June 20, Dyfed-Powys Police officers assisted the RSPCA in response to concerns about equine welfare at a location in Trimsaran.

“Police, an equine vet and the RSPCA met at the site to assess conditions. Police handed over 23 out of 60 horses and ponies to the RSPCA under Section 18 (5) of the Animal Welfare Act.

“The horses are now receiving appropriate care.

“The owners of the horses are now cooperating with the RSPCA investigation.”

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