DUBLIN, Ireland - In a seizure that took place at the Dublin Port, three dogs were found without pet passports or microchips.
Revenue officers led the raid and said that they found that the animals had not been microchipped or vaccinated as required under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013.
Subsequently, the three adult female dogs, including two terriers and a chihuahua, were seized.
The dogs have now been shifted under the care of the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA).
The DSPCA has confirmed that the dogs are now receiving veterinary attention.
Revenue officers said in a statement that the dogs were discovered after they stopped an Irish woman travelling to the U.K.
The seizure was part of a routine operation and officials said that follow-up investigations are now underway.
However, Revenue officials said that they have been conducting an operation in close collaboration with the DSPCA and other bodies to combat illegal dog trading.