Sixteen dogs and a horse were seized in a garda-led investigation conducted in Kilkenny on Wednesday, as we reported yesterday evening.
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The operation was carried out yesterday by Kilkenny gardaí assisted by Kilkenny County Council and animal rescue organisations.
The animals were seized due to welfare concerns.
Gardaí said: "Next stop, a good home"
"Gardaí in Kilkenny were once again supported by Animal Rescue Organisations and the Local Authority when they seized 16 dogs and 1 horse in a coordinated operation today in Kilkenny.
"We hugely appreciate the ongoing assistance from our colleagues in both statutory and voluntary organisations."
The animals are currently being examined and a garda investigation is ongoing.