32 dogs worth more than €150,000 have been seized in Dublin.
The discovery was part of an investigation into illegal puppy farms.
Gardai carried out a number of searches in the Baldoyle area of Dublin yesterday afternoon with the support of animal rescue agencies.
The investigation, targetting illegal puppy farms, uncovered 32 dogs and four houses.
The dogs, which include Chihuahuas, Jack Russells, and Pugs, have an estimated value of more than €150,000.
Six of the Chihuahuas were also found to be pregnant.
All the animals are now with rescue agencies.
Gardai say while no arrests have been made, investigations are ongoing.
Gardaí have seized 32 dogs & four horses during planned searches in the Baldoyle area of North Dublin. All of the animals seized are now in the care of appropriate rescue agencies. The potential value of the dogs recovered is estimated to be in excess €150k. Don't be #SoldAPup pic.twitter.com/lPYzd7NRcF
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) November 16, 2020