32 dogs and four horses seized by Gardaí in Dublin 4 months ago

32 dogs and four horses seized by Gardaí in Dublin

The potential value of the dogs recovered is estimated to be in excess €150,000.

Gardaí have seized 32 dogs and four horses during planned searches in the Baldoyle area of north Dublin.

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The seizure took place as part of ongoing investigations into illegal puppy farms and related criminal activity.

The operation was carried out on Monday (16 November) by the Divisional Crime Task Force DMR North based in Santry, and supported by local detectives, uniformed Gardaí and animal rescue agencies.

The dogs seized included Chihuahuas, Jack Russells and pugs.

On examination, six of the Chihuahuas were found to be pregnant. All of the animals seized are now in the care of appropriate rescue agencies.

There were no planned arrests in this phase of the investigation.

Gardaí have said that the potential value of the dogs recovered is estimated to be in excess €150,000.

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