Revenue seizes puppies at Dublin Port
Yesterday afternoon (19/07/2017) Revenue officers at Dublin Port took custody of four puppies when they stopped and questioned two Irish nationals, in routine operations. The couple were travelling to the UK in a people carrier, and did not have pet passports for the puppies, nor were the dogs microchipped as required under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013.
The Jack Russell puppies, three males and one female, were transferred into the care of our colleagues in the DSPCA, where they are receiving veterinary attention.
Revenue collaborates closely with the DSPCA and other agencies in Operation Delphin, to bring an end to the illegal trade in puppies.
A follow-up investigation is now in progress.
If you have any information about smuggling, report it using Revenue's Confidential Freephone number 1800 295 295.