REVENUE officers at Dublin Port have recovered six puppies which were found in the boot of a car during routine checks.
The puppies, a mixture terrier crosses, are about eight weeks of age. None of the puppies are microchipped.
“These puppies were travelling in the boot of car and were destined for the UK,” a spokesperson for the DSPCA said.
“There was no access to fresh water and they would have remained in the sealed boot for the entire journey on the ferry. This is not an acceptable method of transport for any animal.
“The owner, who could not provide any vaccination certs or the relevant paperwork required to transport dogs out of Ireland surrendered the dogs at the port.
“The puppies are now in the care of the DSPCA and will be placed on foster care until they are ready to be rehomed.
“The DSPCA would like to thank Revenue officers at Dublin Port for their vigilance and their continued efforts to end this cruel trade.