Gardaí in Tipperary have issued an appeal to reunite three suspected stolen dogs with their owners.

They believe the dogs were stolen from their homes after they were found in a car yesterday.

The dogs were recovered by detectives from Carrick-on-Suir after they saw three men putting them into the boot of a car before driving off at speed.

The car was stopped approximately 25km away at Clerihan outside Clonmel.

When the three men in the car could not provide documentation for the dogs, gardaí were not satisfied that they were the owners of the dogs.

The animals were seized and brought to a vet for examination, where it was discovered that the dogs were not microchipped.

Gardaí are caring for the three dogs and anyone who believes they may be the owner of one or more of them should contact Clonmel Garda Station on 052 6177640.