Hereford & Worcester Animal Rescue have advised members of the public to avoid confronting pet owners at their properties. The advice comes after members of the public turned up on the doorstep of the owner of two dogs in Hereford yesterday evening, following complaints online about the treatment they were receiving from their owners.

A post from Hereford & Worcester Animal Rescue on Facebook states:

As many of you may have seen there were lots of posts on Facebook last night concerning the safety of two small dogs in Herefordshire.

We have been absolutely inundated with messages and calls about their welfare from concerned members of the public. We unfortunately have absolutely no powers to remove these dogs from the property.

We know that the RSPCA are aware of the situation so we remain very hopeful that after all of the social media attention something can be done ASAP.

We are ready and willing to welcome the two dogs into our care ASAP if the owners are willing to relinquish them to us.

We would highly recommend that people avoid confronting the owners or visiting their property. We are sure that the RSPCA will be responding to last nights situation with a matter of urgency.

We will keep ourselves updated with the ongoing situation.

We completely understand the anger and upset the social media posts have caused to many of you but please refrain from posting violent and aggressive comments on this post. Please do not comment any details about the owners or property.