Monday 23 April 2018

Gardaí rescue worm infested puppies that were hidden in cardboard box

Cian Murray

Five puppies were rescued from Dublin Port on Monday evening after Gardaí found them hidden in a cardboard box in the back of a van.

The puppies, who are no older than six weeks old, were all suffering from a severe worm infestation and dehydration.

Gardaí removed them from the vehicle which was attempting to board the ferry.

The dogs appear to be a terrier-type cross breed and are now in the care of the DSPCA Veterinary Team.

A statement from DSPCA said: "This is just another case of illegal smuggling of underage puppies, and the obvious disregard for the animal’s health and welfare is of great concern to the DSPCA."

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