Puppies found in back of van which recorded 20C temperature rescued by Revenue Officers at Dublin Port
Two puppies were rescued by tax officials in Dublin Port on Thursday after they were found in the back of a delivery truck.
The van the hybrid puppy was discovered in had no ventilation and the temperature in the van at 7:30 a.m. was 20 degrees, according to officials.
A spokesman for the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) said: “These poor puppies had no access to water and were incredibly stressed. Had they not been found, they would have had a terrible journey aboard the ferry to the UK, especially given the heat wave we are witnessing.
“Words cannot understand how a living person might think that this is okay. One of our inspectors brought the pups, now called Summer and Solero, back to the shelter and they are now in safe hands. “
The puppies are tested by a veterinarian for possible dehydration, parasites and virus infections. The case is currently being investigated by the DSPCA and therefore the puppies are not yet available for housing or care at this time.
“The Beast The DSPCA would like to thank the tax officials in the port of Dublin,” added the spokesman for the charity.