It has not been confirmed whether any RSPCA employees have been suspended pending the results of the police investigation into their activities.
Jayne Shenstone from German Shepherd Rescue added:
"German Shepherd Rescue is pleased that its complaint against the RSPCA is being investigated by South Wales Police. These ten poor German Shepherd dogs were treated disgracefully by the RSPCA and its employees."
"The dogs were grabbed one by one with a grasper, shot in the head with a captive bolt and then left to die."
"The RSPCA is a member of The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the International Companion Animal Management Coalition (ICAM) who specifically condemn any use of a captive bolt by anyone on dogs of any type."
"The RSPCA has claimed it's the only time they have heard of such a weapon being used like this, but captive bolts are routinely issued to inspectors."
"We look forward to an early confirmation that South Wales Police will proceed to PACE interviews. We believe that serious offences have been committed, and that they merit charges for both the RSPCA and the officers responsible."
Anne Kasica from the SHG said:
"It appears that South Wales Police are treating this in a professional an objective manner. We look forward to the outcome of their investigations and interviews with the RSPCA."
"We would comment that the RSPCA have recently been charging even more people -especially the young, sick and the old with new offences under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The RSPCA spent huge sums lobbying for the AWA, which criminalises any failure to meet animals' needs."
"In comparison to the RSPCA's treatment of these ten German Shepherd dogs, on 14 October 2009, farmer Ronald Norcliffe was fined £150 for failing to meet his cows 'psychological and ethological needs' following a prosecution by Kirklees Council. His failure was not providing his cattle with an electric light in the cow shed even though Mr. Norcliffe had no electricity in his farmhouse."
"Should the RSPCA be convicted of a criminal offence of cruelty to the animals then it would clearly place their position as a prosecuting authority for this specific type of offence in question."
Inspctor Mark Hobrough of South Wales police can be contacted on 01656 655555
Chief Constable of South Wales police Dr. Barbara Wilding cab be contacted by e-
For further comment please contact:
Jayne Shenstone spokeswoman for German Shepherd Rescue on 01568 797957
Or from the SHG:
Anne Kasica on 01559 371031
Ernest Vine on 01559 370566
Mobile 07534 056639.