38 dogs found living in inhumane conditions seized in major operation by Gardai and DSPCA

Gardaí and DSPCA have seized 38 dogs and a variety of other animals in a major animal welfare operation yesterday.

As part of a multi-agency operation, Tallaght Gardaí with the assistance of the Dog Warden from South Dublin County Council and the DSPCA, have seized a variety of animals following searches of two apartments in Citywest, Co. Dublin, 1st December 2021.

Over the course of the search Gardaí recovered 38 dogs/puppies and other animals which were being kept in inhumane living conditions. Other animals recovered from the premises included cats, parrots, tarantulas, a snake, a scorpion and a millipede.

The animals were removed from the premises and have been taken by the DSPCA for veterinary treatment.

No arrests have been made at this time. This investigation is ongoing.

Photos courtesy of Gardai/DSPCA show dogs packed in cages.