December 11, 2023

Man arrested and 27 animals rescued during raid on premises in Kilkenny town

A man was arrested after 27 animals were rescued following a planned Garda raid on a premises in a county Kilkenny town.

Gardai and Detectives from Unit B Kilkenny searched a premises in Callan yesterday afternoon and discovered 23 dogs and four horses.

The rescued dogs included lurchers, terriers, and greyhounds. All the animals were seized under welfare grounds.

A local Garda spokesperson said: “This was a multi-agency operation involving An Garda Siochana, KSPCA, KK CoCo, MLHR, local veterinary surgeon, and dog rescues.

“One male who is alleged to have obstructed the Search was arrested at the scene and later charged to appear at Kilkenny District Court.

“A full investigation into serious breaches of the 2013 Animal Welfare Act is underway.

“Kilkenny gardaí wish to sincerely thank all those who assisted today and those who are endeavouring to rehabilitate these animals,” the spokesperson added.


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