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Pup-setting 'Terrified' puppies rescued from crate with no food, water or ventilation at Dublin Port

Customs Officers found the adorable dogs crammed into a crate with no food, water, or ventilation.

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The rescued dogs were named Cosmo and Wanda (DSPCA/Twitter)

The rescued dogs were named Cosmo and Wanda (DSPCA/Twitter)

The rescued dogs were named Cosmo and Wanda (DSPCA/Twitter)

Two ‘terrified’ puppies were rescued from the boot of a SUV in Dublin Port last Friday.

Customs Officers found the adorable dogs crammed into a crate with no food, water, or ventilation.

The vehicle was stopped by the authorities on Friday afternoon as part of a routine check.

The pups, who have been named Cosmo and Wanda, are just 10 weeks old and have since been surrendered to the DSPCA.

Sharing some photos of the gorgeous puppies on social media, DSPCA said: “Two little puppies rescued from Dublin Port last Friday from the boot of a jeep thanks to Customs Officers.

“Cosmo & Wanda were so terrified and shut down. Absolutely heartbreaking to see. Thankfully they are safe now. #animalrescue #dspca #AdoptDontBuy #puppies”

A spokesperson for the charity told DublinLive that Cosmo was extremely frightened when the vets tried to examine him.

“He was so shut down and tried to make himself as small as he could, hiding behind his little sister hoping that we wouldn't see him. Just heart-breaking,” they said.

“Wanda was a little braver and kept a close eye on her big brother throughout their whole ordeal.

“They are now going to need lots of care, time and patience.”

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