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Dogs and child ‘neglected’

More than 30 Rottweiler and Boxer dogs have been found living in a bungalow - feeding on a diet of whole rabbits.

A five-year-old girl was also found living at the filthy property.

RSPCA and police officers raided the address in Hailsham near Eastbourne, East Sussex, on the morning of the 25th April and immediately informed social services about the girl.

Three police officers were punched and slapped, causing minor injuries, when dogs were seized.
A woman, thought to be the girl's mother, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting the police. The 42-year-old was also arrested with her husband, 30, on suspicion of causing cruelty to animals.
RSPCA officers took away eight Boxer puppies, four Boxer bitches, eight Rottweiler puppies and two Rottweiler bitches, but a further 11 Rottweilers and Boxers were allowed to remain on the premises.

One puppy with a severe eye infection had to be destroyed later in the day. The RSPCA said a major investigation was underway.