Two people have been reported to the procurator fiscal after almost 90 dogs were seized from an alleged puppy farm in Aberdeenshire.
The action comes after the animals were taken away from the East Mains of Ardlogie farm on November 14, near Fyvie, when the Scottish SPCA executed a warrant.
The action was carried out under the banner of the charity’s Operation Delphin, a scheme aimed at the illegal breeding of puppies.
A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: “The procurator fiscal has received a report concerning a 52-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman in connection with an alleged incident in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire on 14 November 2017.”
He added: “The report remains under consideration.”
As a result of the raid at the farm 105 animals were seized, which included rabbits and ferrets.
The dogs were taken to a centre in Glasgow following the raid.
A Scottish SPCA undercover inspector said: “The Scottish SPCA is a reporting agency to the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service and our inspectors are authorised to enforce The Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
“The Scottish SPCA Special Investigations Unit tackles a number of large scale investigations involving animal cruelty across Scotland. Our current priority is tackling the cruel and illegal puppy trade.”