Appeal to find owner

Patrol rescues pooches

In our deeply troubled and angst ridden world it can still sometimes come down to the seemingly smaller things that matter. Gardaí are appealing for help in trying to reunite a suspected stolen dog (pictured) with its owner. Gardaí from Castleconnell Garda Station were following up on reports of suspicious activity in the car park on Old Dublin Road, Limerick. Officers spoke to two men who had two male springer spaniel dogs in their possession. The men were unable to provide information that Gardaí were satisfied with. Both dogs were very nervous, cowering in their cage, so a decision was made by Gardaí to seize them for their welfare pending the verification of ownership. Both dogs were brought to Henry Street Garda Station in Limerick where they were housed in the kennels at the rear of station. One of the dogs, the older of the two, has since been reunited with it owner. The dog is believed to have been stolen on June 24 In County Cork. The owner had placed adverts online and placed posters in an attempt to get back the pet. Gardaí brought "Jake” to the owner's home and were satisfied with the owner’s description of the dog, and its excitement and awareness of its surroundings. Jake and his owner are now happily reunited. But the pictured pooch remains in protective custody. Photo via

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