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18th Dec 2016

PIC: 13 puppies saved from smugglers at Dublin Port on Saturday

Carl Kinsella

13 puppies were rescued from smugglers attempting to transport them to the United Kingdom via Dublin Port on Saturday.

The puppies, 11 females and two males, were rescued across four separate seizures according to the Dublin SPCA in a Facebook post. The joint operations were conducted by Customs, Gardaí and the DSPCA.

“Despite the DSPCA’s messages and the previous seizures, those involved in the illegal puppy trade are ignoring the laws, attempting to smuggle dogs and puppies out of Ireland without the correct paper work or vaccination records,” the organisation wrote.

The puppies found were “a mixture of Rottweilers, terriers and other small breeds.”

The Facebook statement also specified that “These puppies will not be rehomed before Christmas. Anyone wishing to adopt a puppy should visit or email [email protected].”

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