A DOG rescue centre has said it will continue to run from new premises after being ordered to cease operating at its Latchingdon base.

AA Dog Rescue Centre of Burnham Road, Latchingdon yesterday announced it would be closing its doors following a lengthy legal dispute.

Owners Charley Nathan and Karen James appeared at Chelmsford Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday where they admitted breaching a noise abatement notice and enforcement notice.

The judge ordered Ms Nathan and Ms James to close down their Latchingdon premises immediately.

The centre had previously posted on their Facebook page yesterday that they would be closing completely.

This post has since been removed, but the centre has now issued a new statement stating they plan to relocate and rehome their remaining dogs.

It said: “AA DOG RESCUE itself IS NOT CLOSING. The facts are we can't not at present run from its present premises, so our doors are temporarily closed to any new intake and we are rehoming the remaining 57 dogs that we have.

“However, AA Dog Rescue itself will continue once we have sorted out where from and we are hoping the temporary closure will only be for a few weeks. I hope this clarifies the situation.

“The council have not closed AADR, just the premises we are operating from.”