POLICE have rescued more than 150 dogs from illegal breeding centres in Madrid.
Locals told the Guardia Civil of properties with an unusual number of dogs in Navalfuente and El Molar.
The owner of the two properties had no breeding licence and both locations showed evidence of serious animal negligence.
The dogs have been removed: 85 of them were either sick, or pregnant or had recently given birth.
The owner is facing heavy sanctions for animal negligence.
The inspections were carried out by the Environmental and Animal Protection Department and local authorities.