Four dogs seized at Dublin Port

Over the last week, four dogs have been seized as part of a joint operation between Revenue’s Customs service and the DSPCA at Dublin Port, which takes place annually in the run up to Christmas.

Three dogs were seized when two women travelling to the UK were stopped and
questioned by Revenue Customs officers. The women did not have the correct
documentation for the dogs, all lurchers, nor were the they microchipped as
required under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013.

Separately, a foxhound dog was seized when Revenue Customs officers stopped and questioned a man who had travelled from the UK. He did not have the correct
documentation and the dog was not microchipped.

All four dogs have been transferred into the care of the DSPCA, where they are
receiving veterinary attention. Follow-up investigations are underway.

Revenue works closely with the DSPCA to combat illegal dog trading and
following a number of joint operations, public awareness and compliance with
their obligations under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 has greatly
improved. If you have any information about smuggling please contact Revenue's
Confidential Freephone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 20/12/2018]