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18 Dogs & 3 Cats, Seized During Planned Tipperary Garda Operation.

On October 21st last we here at Thurles.Info highlighted the poor enforcement of existing laws by the Department of Agriculture and Local Authorities in relation to Ireland’s multi-million-euro puppy trade, which was exposed on BBC’s “Spotlight” programme on tuesday last,

Clonmel Gardaí and Members of the Detective unit stationed at Clonmel Garda Station; together with ISPCA Inspectors yesterday seized 18 dogs and 3 cats, during a planned operation within the district.

Pictures Courtesy Tipperary Gardaí.

This planned operation was aimed at targeting serious breaches of the Animal Health and Welfare Act, 2013 and all these animals have now been taken into the proper care of the ISPCA.

Breeds seized include Chihuahuas, Pugs, Bichon Frise and Terriers some of which appear to be in pup.

The seizure was made shortly after 11:00am yesterday and one male was arrested by Gardaí at the scene for obstructing the Gardaí in their planned search.

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