Gardaí seize eight dogs being transported in Co Tipp

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Gardaí seized eight dogs believed to worth in the region of €5,000 in Co Tipperary yesterday.

Shortly before 8pm gardaí from the Thurles Roads Policing Unit were carrying out a speed check on the M8 motorway at Ashill when they saw a van exceeding the speed limit.

The van was stopped, and while speaking with driver gardaí heard dogs barking in the rear of the vehicle.

They searched the van and found eight dogs that are believed to be worth in the region of €5,000.

The driver of the van gave no explanation as to ownership of the dogs, which were also not microchipped.

The dogs were seized by Gardaí are currently in a local animal shelter. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.