Two people charged and due in court next month in connection with police operation which discovered 85 dogs

Two people have been charged in connection with an operation held in Ipswich where more than 80 dogs were recovered.
Eighty-five dogs of various breeds and ages were found at West Meadows, in Ipswich, where police, assisted by partner agencies, executed warrants on Saturday, March 20.
Six people were arrested at the time following this operation.
Two people, a 47-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man, answered their bail today (Thursday, June 17).
Maria Lee, of West Meadows, has been charged with five counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, one count of failure to be responsible for animals to ensure their welfare under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and one count of aiding or abetting a breach of a disqualification imposed after conviction.
And Stacy Humphrys, also of West Meadows, has been charged with two counts of breach of a disqualification imposed after conviction and one count of failure to be responsible for animals to ensure their welfare under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Both are on bail and will appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court on Friday, July 23, at Ipswich Magistrates Court.
A 39-year-old-man and a 41-year-old woman remain released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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