Friday 23 March 2018

Pomeranian puppies seized at Dublin Port in crackdown

Cian Murray

Puppies have been seized at Dublin Port as part of a crackdown on the illegal export of dogs.

This morning at approximately 9:20am five Pomeranian puppies were seized by Gardaí at Dublin Port.

The puppies were found after Gardaí stopped a van bound for England.

During a search of the van, Gardaí discovered the dogs in a cage.

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

The puppies will be quarantined and then placed for adoption. The van was seized for no insurance.

This is the third seizure of this kind in recent weeks.

Fourteen dogs were found on August 4, while 22 puppies were taken on August 23.

These seizures were all part of Operation C-Port.

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