Gardaí seized 32 dogs and 4horses during planned searches in the Baldoyle area of north Dublin.
The action was taken as part of ongoing investigations into illegal puppy farms and related criminal activity.
Divisional Crime Task Force DMR North based in Santry carried out the operation earlier today (Monday, November 16th). The taskforce was supported by local Detective and uniformed Gardaí and animal rescue agencies.
“The dogs seized included Chihuahuas, Jack Russells and Pugs. On examination, six of the Chihuahuas were found to be pregnant.”
“All animals seized are now in the care of appropriate rescue agencies. There were no planned arrests in this phase of the investigation.”
Furthermore, the potential value of the dogs recovered is estimated to be in excess €150,000, according to Gardaí.