A DOG and three puppies have been rescued from the boot of a car which was on its way to the United Kingdom.
In the latest of a series of cases related to dognapping and the illegal sale of dogs in Ireland, a mother dog and her three puppies were found in the boot of a vehicle at Dublin Port.
According to the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA), the dogs were discovered by Revenue Officers at Dublin Port on Monday night.
The female Pointer-type dog and three puppies were seized as the driver of the vehicle could not produce any paperwork for the animals, who were being transported with no access to food, water, or suitable ventilation, the charity stated.
As of now, all four dogs have been taken into the care of the DSPCA, where they will stay while Gardaí prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), and it is expected that the person who was transporting them will face a court hearing and prosecution.
The rescued animals are not yet available for foster or adoption, the charity stressed, but you can follow their story and any updates on the DSPCA Facebook page (here).