Gardai seize puppies from small metal containers at Dublin Port
Gardai at Dublin Port stopped a car with 14 puppies of various breeds contained inside two small metal boxes.
The vehicle was being driven by a man in his early 20s.
The dogs did not have access to water or fresh air and were being transported in a dangerous manner.
No valid documentation was produced and the dogs were duly seized for alleged cruelty.
The D.S.P.C.A. was contacted and it is believed that the value of the dogs is in excess of €17,000.
The animals are believed to have been intended for sale in the UK.
The dogs were transported to Store Street Garda Station before being surrendered to the D.S.P.C.A.
The puppies are healthy but will require to be monitored for a number of days before being put forward for adoption.
Summons will be issued in relation to this matter.