On Wednesday 9 January, The Donkey Sanctuary was involved in an RSPCA-led operation at a farm in Ripley, Surrey.

RSPCA officers joined Surrey Police to execute a warrant at the site under the Animal Welfare Act.

The operation saw the removal of 204 animals, including eight donkeys, 123 horses and 59 dogs, due to welfare concerns.

The investigation is now ongoing so unfortunately, we cannot go into any further details at this time.