'Shameful' police haltdog welfare probe
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'Shameful' Devon and Cornwall Police halt animal welfare inquiry

A police force has halted an RSPCA investigation into its animal welfare practices, the BBC has learned.

The charity tried to launch a review four months ago after it emerged Devon and Cornwall police kept a seized dog called Stella caged without exercise for two years.

The force said the review could not start until a parliamentary inquiry into animal welfare was completed.

But the government said there was no reason the review should be delayed.

  • 04 Jul 2016