Kilkenny Garda warning after latest shocking puppy theft
Gardai have re-issued their appeal regarding the theft of six puppies from a house in Kilkenny city earlier this week.
They are offering advise on how dog-owners can keep their pets safe after seeing an upsurge in dog-nappings again recently.
On Tuesday night, six seven-week-old Cardigan Corgi puppies were stolen from a dog house at a home in the Waterford Road area of the city.
A local Garda source confirmed the owner heard squealing coming from the kennel minutes after the six puppies were fed, around 10pm. The owner rushed back to the pups, but discovered the gates opened and the dogs had been stolen.
Three weeks ago, 10 Cavapoo pups were stolen from a house in Freshford.
Kilkenny gardai are offering six pieces of advice to dog-owners to help them keep their pets safe.
- Get your dog microchipped;
- Always keep your dog in sight when at home;
- Think about getting a CCTV system;
- Never tie up your dog on your property;
- Report the theft to the gardai immediately;
- Only buy dogs from a trusted source.
Anyone with information about the theft or who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area at the time is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 777 5000.