THE RSPCA has thanked Islanders for their 'amazing support' after 65 dogs were rescued from an address in Cowes.

As reported, the chihuahuas, and one chinchilla, were seized on by police on July 30 from a van, and subsequently a house at Fellows Road.

They were handed over to the RSPCA.

Today (Friday), staff at the Isle of Wight branch of the animal charity shared a picture of the rescued dogs on Facebook and thanked Islanders for their kindness and support.

The dogs, which, for legal reasons are not available for rehoming for the time being, are receiving round-the-clock care and attention from staff.

Branch manager Suzanne Pugh said: “We wouldn’t have been able to get through the last few days without the outpouring of kindness, love and generosity of people on and off the Island.

“As soon as people heard these animals were in our care, we had local residents arriving with food, donations and even to offer up their own time.

“As a charity we are so grateful to the people who took time out of their busy days to come and lend a hand with these animals even in a small way."

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