MORE than a dozen puppies and dogs have been seized from two separate properties in a village near Dursley due to welfare concerns.

Six cocker spaniels and a litter of five puppies were seized by Stroud District Council under the Animal Welfare Act from a property in Arlingham.

The dogs - named Buster, Mary Jane, Bella, Roxy, Dynamite and Bingo - needed veterinary care and were owned by Kelly Webb and John Cacace, both of High Street, Arlingham.

John Cacace was ordered to pay costs of £4,946 to Stroud District Council after a hearing at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Monday, July 10. 

Meanwhile, three more dogs, an English springer spaniel named Vinnie, a terrier named Tia and a French bulldog cross named Arrow were also seized by SDC.

The animals also needed veterinary care and were jointly owned by Charmaine Webb and Mike Webb both of Forest View, Arlingham. 

Charmaine Webb opposed the order on July 10 but was ordered to pay £1,054 to Tewkesbury District Council.