THREE abandoned dogs were rescued from a metal shed in Cudworth after a tip off by the RSPCA.

Police joined animal welfare officers in the rescue which took place on Wednesday afternoon after being called to a metal shed at a property on Stonegarth Close - where tho dogs had been locked inside and thought to have been abandoned.

A spokesman said: "Officers attended at the location to assist with the removal of the dogs. The RSPCA seized three dogs under the animal welfare act. Enquiries are ongoing by the RSPCA to locate the owner."