Cork Gardaí in Cork carried out a search of wasteland in Mahon, on Friday morning, 10th March 2023.

The search involved members of the Armed Support Unit, Serious Crime Unit and Community Engagement sections from Anglesea Street Garda Station and Blackrock Garda Station.

During the course of the operation, a number of animals were discovered with injuries and suffering from neglect.

Three dogs were seized under the Animal Health and Welfare Act and Control of Dogs Act, due to poor health and suspected lack of licences and microchips.

Local Gardaí are continuing to liaise with the CSPCA (Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and Cork City Council as part of their investigations into this matter