Dogs worth 150,000 euro seized in operation targeting illegal puppy farming
Four horses were also recovered during searches in the Baldoyle area of north Dublin.
Thirty-two dogs worth an estimated 150,000 euro and four horses have been seized during garda raids targeting illegal puppy farming.
The animals were recovered during planned searches in the Baldoyle area of north Dublin.
The dogs seized included Chihuahuas, Jack Russells and Pugs.
GardaÃ have seized 32 dogs & four horses during planned searches in the Baldoyle area of North Dublin. All of the animals seized are now in the care of appropriate rescue agencies. The potential value of the dogs recovered is estimated to be in excess â¬150k. Don't be #SoldAPup pic.twitter.com/lPYzd7NRcF— Garda Info (@gardainfo) November 16, 2020
Six of the Chihuahuas were found to be pregnant.
The Garda said all of the animals seized were now in the care of appropriate rescue agencies.
Gardai said no arrests were planned in this phase of their investigation into illegal puppy farms and other criminal activities.