Appeal to Cork pet owners after 10 stolen dogs are recovered in Limerick

Appeal to Cork pet owners after 10 stolen dogs are recovered in Limerick
One of 10 dogs recovered in Limerick after a search by Gardaí.

Could one of these dogs be yours?

They are among ten dogs which were found during a search in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, in recent days.

A garda spokesman said Gardaí from Newcastle West District Drugs Unit, assisted by Rathkeale Gardaí and Limerick City and County Councils Veterinary Services and Dog Wardens, carried out the search on Saturday.

One of 10 dogs recovered in Limerick after a search by Gardaí.
One of 10 dogs recovered in Limerick after a search by Gardaí.

He said: "During the course of the search Gardaí found a large number of dogs on the property. Upon checking the dogs they had no dog licenses or proper identification papers. Ten dogs, Labradors, Springer Spaniels, English Setters, Cavalier King Charles and Huskies, were seized by Gardaí and are currently being care for in a local shelter."

One of 10 dogs recovered in Limerick after a search by Gardaí.
One of 10 dogs recovered in Limerick after a search by Gardaí.

He continued: "Through initial enquiries, Gardaí have since reunited one of the dogs, a Cavalier King Charles, with its owner. The dog was stolen in the Dromcollogher area of Co Limerick on June 9, 2020. During the course of the search Gardaí also seized a small quantity of suspected cannabis herb. No arrests have been made but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry and expect to progress the investigation in the near future."

One of 10 dogs recovered in Limerick after a search by Gardaí.
One of 10 dogs recovered in Limerick after a search by Gardaí.

In recent weeks, a dog was reunited with his owner from Carrignavar after he was found in Limerick.

Gardaí are now appealing to help reunite the other nine suspected stolen dogs with their owners. Photos have been posted on our social media channels.

One of 10 dogs recovered in Limerick after a search by Gardaí.
One of 10 dogs recovered in Limerick after a search by Gardaí.

Owners are asked to contact Newcastle West Garda Station via email to Newcastle_West_DS@garda.ie

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