Eight dogs worth €5,000 seized by Gardaí in Tipperary 3 months ago

Eight dogs worth €5,000 seized by Gardaí in Tipperary

The dogs were not microchipped and two occupants of the van from which they were seized could give no explanation as to their ownership.

Eight dogs, believed to be worth in the region of €5,000, were seized by Gardaí on the M8 motorway near Thurles in Tipperary on Thursday night (4 June).

Gardaí from the Thurles Roads Policing Unit were carrying out a speed check on the M8 motorway at Ashill, Thurles, when they saw a van exceeding the speed limit.

The van was stopped and, whilst speaking with the driver, Gardaí heard dogs barking in the rear of the van. Gardaí searched the van and found eight dogs – lurchers, beagles and a border terrier – that are believed to be worth in the region of €5,000.

The driver of the van and a passenger could give no explanation as to ownership of the dogs, which were also not microchipped.

The dogs were seized by Gardaí and are currently in a local animal shelter. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

All images via Facebook/An Garda Síochána Tipperary