One pup has been recovered and one man charged with possession of stolen property following investigations into the theft of six pups from a property in Co. Kilkenny last month.

Confirming the news, Gardaí based in the midlands made an appeal for information on the location of the other five stolen pups.

Taking to social media today (Monday, April 12), Gardaí based in the Laois-Offaly region said:

“Gardaí in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny are investigating the theft of a litter of 6 Welsh Cardigan Corgis from their home on March 2, 2021.

“During the course of a search operation on April 1, 2021, Portarlington Gardaí recovered a female pup from the litter.

Noting that one male has been charged with possession of stolen property, the Garda statement added:

“Following a week in the great care of the Laois SPCA, [the] pup was well enough to be returned to her emotional owner on April 8, 2021.”

Highlighting that Gardaí are seeking information on the whereabouts of the rest of the litter, the social media post added:

“The Welsh Cardigan Corgi is a rare breed and therefore easy to identify.

“This type of crime is fuelled by consumers and members of the public are urged to educate themselves prior to buying pups and dogs,” the Garda statement concluded.