The DPSCA have confirmed that 116 puppies have been seized by customs officers from two vehicles leaving Dublin Port on route for the UK.
It is believed that the puppies are aged between five weeks up to eight weeks and include a variety of small breeds. They were seized as it is thought none of them had the required Pet Passport. The DSPCA say they along the assistance of Customs and the Gardaí seized the puppies last night.
The DSPCA also say the animals were the first seizure under the Animal Health and Welfare Act which was intoroduced last year.