NEW BEDFORD — A dog and three puppies have been removed from a New Bedford home following reports of animal cruelty.

In a post to Facebook, New Bedford Police say units responded to an address in the City's West End after reports of cruelty to a dog.

Animal Control and Police took one adult dog and three puppies from the home. Police say none of the animals appear to have sustained any obvious injuries, but are being examined to be completely sure.

The New Bedford Police Department and New Bedford Animal Control are investigating.