Revenue seize three dogs at Dublin Port

Yesterday afternoon (18/09/2018), Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized three dogs when they stopped and questioned an Irish woman, in routine operations. The woman, who was travelling to the UK, did not have pet passports for the dogs, nor were the dogs microchipped or vaccinated as required under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013.

The three adult female dogs, two terriers and chihuahua, were transferred into the care of the DSPCA, where they are receiving veterinary attention. Revenue collaborates closely with the DSPCA and other bodies to combat illegal dog trading.

A follow-up investigation is now underway.

If you have any information about smuggling please contact Revenue’s Confidential Freephone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 19/09/2018]