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20th Dec 2016

Gardaí Rescued These Puppies From A Cardboard Box At Dublin Port Yesterday


The good folks at An Garda Síochána have rescued five tiny pups from a van that was attempting to board the ferry at Dublin Port yesterday, according to the DSPCA.

They were being kept in a miniscule postage box in the back of a van, and all four pups – who are terrier cross-breeds, and less than six weeks old – were suffering from dehydration and infested with worms.

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The young pups are now in the care of the DSPCA. A spokesperson for the cruelty-prevention society said:

This is just another case of illegal smuggling of underage puppies, and the obvious disregard for the animal’s health and welfare is of great concern to the DSPCA.

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If you’re interested in finding out more about the illegal puppy trade, the DSPCA is hosting a conference on Thursday October 6 at 7pm at UCD. The event is free – but you need to book, at