Tuesday 6 December 2016

Heart-warming scenes as puppies seized at Dublin Port get new homes

Ian Begley

Published 01/10/2016 | 16:01

The pups found new owners thanks to the DSPCA
The pups found new owners thanks to the DSPCA
The pups found new owners thanks to the DSPCA

THESE are the heartwarming scenes as the puppies seized at Dublin Port last month met their new owners.

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On the morning of September 2, five Pomeranian puppies were seized by Gardaí at Dublin Port. The puppies were found after Gardaí stopped a van bound for the UK.

The puppies were then seized and handed over to the DSPCA as there was no valid documentation produced.

These seizures were all part of Operation C-Port

Speaking to the Independent.ie Gillian Bird of the DSPCA said the puppies are now in the loving homes of people who they deemed suitable.

“We’re very happy that there was such a big interest in these puppies when we first put the story on our Facebook page," she said.

The pups found new owners thanks to the DSPCA
The pups found new owners thanks to the DSPCA
The pups found new owners thanks to the DSPCA

“These five dogs were part of a seizure in Dublin port, which unfortunately happens quite a lot.

“Normally people smuggle puppies in through the back of vans but in this particular case the Pomeranians we carried through the port in a pet carrier.

 “They were seized because any dog coming into or leaving the country must have a pet passport, which this individual hadn’t.

“The youngest age a dog can have its passport is 15 weeks of ages and these pups were only about 5 – 6 weeks of age,” she said.

Gillian added that anyone who wishes to adopt a dog from the DSPCA must go through a rigorous application process.

“Our application process is strict to ensure that any animals adopted get the very best of care.”

To find out more information visit www.dspca.ie.

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