Four puppies were seized at Dublin Port this afternoon

This afternoon (01/10/2018), Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized four puppies when they stopped and questioned two men, in routine operations. The UK nationals, who were travelling to Holyhead, did not have pet passports for the puppies, nor were they microchipped as required under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013.

The four male puppies, one dachshund, one chihuahua and two pomeranian were transferred into the care of the DSPCA, where they are receiving veterinary attention. Revenue collaborates closely with the DSPCA and other bodies to combat illegal puppy trading.

A follow-up investigation is now underway.

If you have any information about smuggling please contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone number 1800 295 295. 

[ENDS 01/10/2018]