Gardaí rescue puppies worth €17,000 being transported 'in a dangerous manner'
These 14 puppies will need a new home after they were seized by gardaí at Dublin Port this afternoon.
The dogs, of various breeds, were discovered in a car being driven by a man in his 20s after it was stopped on Promenade Road.
In a post on Facebook gardaí said the animals were found in two small metal containers.
"The dogs did not have access to water or fresh air and were being transported in a dangerous manner. No valid documentation were produced and the dogs were duly seized for alleged cruelty."
The DSPCA was contacted and it is believed that the value of the dogs is in excess of €17,000. It is believed that they were due to be sold in the UK.
The dogs were then transported to Store Street Garda Station and were surrendered to the DSPCA.
Gardaí said the dogs were "healthy but will require to be monitored for a number of days". The dogs will be then put forward for adoption. A summons will be issued in relation to the matter.