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24/10/2021

Puppies rescued from Longford property worth 'several thousand euro'

Garda investigation underway in Longford after dogs rescued in joint operation

A Garda investigation is underway in Longford after a number of dogs were rescued in a joint operation involving Longford County Council

Dogs and puppies valued at several thousand euro were seized from a house in a joint operation involving Longford County Council, LSPCA and gardaí.

Golden Retrievers, Dachshunds, Spaniels and Pomeranian type breeds were removed on foot of a warrant issued under the Dog Breeding Establishment Act.

It's understood the dogs which were seized were worth in excess of €10,000.

It's believed last Thursday's joint agency operation, involving the Gardaí and local authority dog warden, took place at a house in Longford town amid concerns its tenants were in breach of a tenancy agreement.

Under new tenancy laws, tenants are permitted to house one dog per local authority house.

The garda investigation is continuing with part of that focus concentrated on whether a dog breeding operation was also in existence.

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