Three arrested in connection with animal cruelty and neglect in Carlow
Gardaí investigating alleged animal cruelty and neglect at a farm in Co Carlow have arrested three people.
A man and two women, all aged in their 40s, have been detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, and are being held at Carlow Garda Station.
Gardaí began their investigation in April 2015, following the removal of 351 dogs and 11 horses from the farm.
The extensive rescue operation, which took place over 11 days, was carried out as a result of cooperation between the Gardaí, Carlow County Council and the ISPCA.