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Tarantulas, scorpion, snake, 38 dogs, and even a millipede seized in Dublin

Tallaght gardaí alongside the DSPCA and with assistance from South Dublin County Council’s dog warden seized the animals following searches of two apartments in Citywest.
Some of the animals seized in Dublin

Some of the animals seized in Dublin

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

An astonishing array of animals including 38 dogs and puppies, cats, parrots, tarantulas, a snake, a scorpion and even a millipede have been rescued from what have been described as inhumane conditions in Dublin.

Tallaght gardaí alongside the DSPCA and with assistance from South Dublin County Council’s dog warden seized the animals following searches of two apartments in Citywest.

"As part of a multiagency operation, gardaí recovered 38 dogs/puppies and other animals which were being kept in inhumane living conditions,” the force said this afternoon.

Some of the animals seized in one of the apartments

Some of the animals seized in one of the apartments

“Other animals recovered from the premises included cats, parrots, tarantulas, a snake, a scorpion and a millipede.

Conditions were described as inhumane

Conditions were described as inhumane

"The animals were removed from the premises and have been taken by the DSPCA for veterinary treatment.

"No arrests have been made at this time and this investigation is ongoing."


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