DUBLIN, Ireland - Nearly forty dogs and other animals have been rescued in Dublin as a result of a multiagency operation.
The dogs, along with a number of cats, parrots, tarantulas, a snake, a scorpion, and a millipede were being held in cages, and in conditions described by the animals rescuers as 'inhumane.'
The animals were discovered during searches of two apartments in Citywest, Co.Dublin carried out by Tallaght Garda with the assistance of the Dog Warden from South Dublin County Council and the DSPCA.
The searches were carried out on Wednesday.
"Over the course of the search Garda recovered 38 dogs/puppies and other animals which were being kept in inhumane living conditions. Other animals recovered from the premises included cats, parrots, tarantulas, a snake, a scorpion, and a millipede," a gardai statement issued Friday said.
"The animals were removed from the premises and have been taken by the DSPCA for veterinary treatment."
"No arrests have been made at this time. This investigation is ongoing," the statement said.