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Gardaí rescue 14 puppies from boot of car at Dublin Port

The pups were set to be smuggled out of the country without pet passports or valid travel documents.

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GARDAÍ HAVE RESCUED 14 puppies from the boot of a car at Dublin Port.

The seizure happened on Promenade Road just after midday. The car was being driven by a man in his early 20s.

The puppies are of various breeds and were contained in two small metal containers.

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The dogs were bound for the UK without pet passports or valid travel documents. They were duly seized for alleged cruelty according to gardaí.

The value of the dogs is believed to be in excess of €17,000.

The dogs are now resident with the DSPCA. They are described as being in healthy condition. They will be monitored for a number of days before being put forward for adoption.

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This is the fourth such seizure of its type in the past three weeks.

Gardaí say that summons will be issued in relation the seizure.

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