Police in Bexley have shared "heartbreaking" photos of dogs that had to be seized.

Dogs that appeared to be covered in dirt and thinning hair were seized by police and RSPCA officers on January 25.

The pooches pictured, one black and the other golden, were soaking wet and muddy when police rescued them.

They were not the only animals rescued though. 

A spokesman for Bexley Police said: "34 dogs, 9 puppies and a large number of cats were seized from the address. The investigation is ongoing.

"All animals that were seized are now safe and have received care from the RSPCA and treatment from a vet."

Barnehurst and Crayford police, along with the RSPCA, took the dogs from their owners under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said: "RSPCA officers accompanied police as they executed a warrant at a property in Bexleyheath.

“A number of animals were removed from a property and, as an investigation is ongoing, we cannot go into any further detail.”

Elsewhere in Thamesmead, two foals were rescued by police in The Ridgeway near Southmere Lake.

On Sunday, January 28, two officers along with members of the RSPCA seized a pair of horses that had allegedly been neglected.

A spokesman for Thamesmead East police said: "Hopefully now they will have a better life."