Gardaí in Roscrea seized the dogs in the Templemore area yesterday evening, stating they were taken into care “for suspected neglect as we were not satisfied with the care being given to them.”
The dogs were recovered with the assistance of both the ISPCA and local animal welfare group The Haven Rescue.
Gardai in Roscrea seized 12 dogs in Templemore yesterday.
The pups were seized for suspected neglect as we were not satisfied with the care being given to them. The dogs are being well looked after & an investigation is underway.
Tks to Haven Rescue & @ISPCA1 for assistance pic.twitter.com/tnYVgB9USB
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) September 30, 2020
A Garda investigation into the suspected neglect of these animals is now underway.
It comes as the ISPCA and Tipperary’s dog warden assisted gardaí earlier today at a number of checkpoints in Cahir, Cashel, New Inn and Cappawhite in Tipperary as part of its ongoing anti-dog theft operation.
ISPCA Animal Welfare Inspector Alice Lacey assisted An Gardaí Síochána along with the local Dog Warden at a number of checkpoints in Cahir, Cashel, New Inn and Cappawhite in #Tipperary earlier today as part of an anti-dog theft operation. Read more here: https://t.co/ylGgDvn92S pic.twitter.com/zh64MIzq24
— ISPCA (@ISPCA1) September 30, 2020
ISPCA Animal Welfare Inspector Alice Lacey said: “The response from the public was very positive and they warmly welcomed the proactive approach being taken to help prevent animals from being stolen.”