As part of a multiagency operation, Tallaght Gardaí with the assistance of the Dog Warden from South Dublin County Council and the DSPCA, yesterday seized a variety of animals following searches of two apartments in Citywest.
Over the course of the search Gardaí recovered 38 dogs/puppies and other animals which were being kept in inhumane living conditions.
Other animals recovered from the premises included cats, parrots, tarantulas, a snake, a scorpion and a millipede.
The animals were removed from the premises and have been taken by the DSPCA for veterinary treatment.
No arrests have been made at this time.
This investigation is ongoing.