The ISPCA is looking for loving homes for twenty tiny puppies that were seized from the boot of a car in Cairnryan ferry port in Scotland recently.
The puppies were all too young to travel, were not accompanied by pet passports and although microchipped were not registered on an approved database as required under the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations. The puppies were seized by the Scottish SPCA and were returned to Ireland, from where they originated.
The rescued puppies, aged from 4 – 8 weeks old, and including Shih Tzus, Bichon Frises, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Pugs and Cocker Spaniels, were transported to the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre in Kenagh, Co Longford, where they received a full veterinary examination.
ISPCA CEO Dr Andrew Kelly said: “I would like to thank Police Scotland, Stenaline and Customs officials in Cairnryan and Belfast for their swift action in this case. This was a horrific way to transport these vulnerable puppies and the person they were seized from had no regard for their welfare.
“We do not know exactly where these puppies originated from in Ireland but our investigations are continuing.”
All twenty puppies will be spayed/neutered when of age and the ISPCA will be searching for good, loving homes. For more information, visit www.ispca.ie, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 043 33 25035.