AN GARDA Síochána have launched an appeal to find the owner of three puppies believed to have been stolen.
The Daschund puppies were discovered in the boot of a car in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 15 December, when the vehicle was pulled over by Gardaí.
According to a statement from the officers involved, the vehicle was seen 'acting suspiciously' and a search of the car revealed the three young pups hidden in the boot.
All three puppies are believed to be stolen, and were seized and brought into the care of the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) while investigations get underway.
An Garda Síochána have launched an appeal to find the original owners of the Daschund pups, and have urged anyone who may have information on their owners to come forward.
Anyone with information which can assist the investigation are asked to contact Gardaí in Ronanstown on 01 666 7700.
The appeal comes after Ireland was hit by a spate of dognappings over the summer, with pet owners urged to microchip their dogs so they can be identified if they are stolen.