Two of the 116 puppies rescued from the Port of Dublin on February 4.YouTube

Over a hundred puppies were seized at Dublin Port last week in an operation involving the DSPCA (Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Revenue, and Irish police.

The 116 pups, which were thought to be destined for the UK market, were rescued under the recently introduced Animal Health and Welfare Act, reports.

The dogs are now being taken care of at the DSPCA’s kennels, where they have been given food, full health checks and the necessary vaccinations, said Gillian Bird, a spokesperson for the charity.

You can see the adorable pups in this video about the rescue: