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Three arrested in connection with animal cruelty and neglect in Carlow

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 27/07/2015 | 14:07

The ISPCA has completed an unprecedented scale rescue in the removal of 340 dogs and 11 horses from a Puppy Farm in Myshall, Co. Carlow. The conditions of the premises were described as absolutely horrendous and many of the animals were in need of urgent veterinary attention.
The ISPCA has completed an unprecedented scale rescue in the removal of 340 dogs and 11 horses from a Puppy Farm in Myshall, Co. Carlow. The conditions of the premises were described as absolutely horrendous and many of the animals were in need of urgent veterinary attention.
Two of the dogs removed from the puppy farm

Gardaí investigating alleged animal cruelty and neglect at a farm in Co Carlow have arrested three people.

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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.

Some dogs needed expert grooming to remove painful matted fur Credit: ISPCA
Some dogs needed expert grooming to remove painful matted fur Credit: ISPCA

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