Two held as 50 pups found in cars
Two men are being questioned for alleged animal cruelty after 50 puppies were found in two cars.
The suspects were arrested when uniformed gardai searched the vehicles stopped on Old Malahide Road in the Coolock area of Dublin.
The puppies were discovered in boxes in the rear of both vehicles and included a number of cocker and springer spaniels, terrier, beagle and labrador breeds, and 25 Jack Russells.
A garda spokesman said two men in their 20s and 30s were arrested at the scene and taken to Coolock Garda Station.
Officers from the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) took the puppies into quarantine and safety.
"The investigation is ongoing," the spokesman added.