News & Features

2015

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DSPCA calls on Simon Coveney to review the puppy breeding business in light of this evening’s BBC’s television documentary ‘The Dog Factory’

May 19, 2015

The DSPCA is today calling on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, on animal welfare grounds, to carry out a thorough review of the puppy farm business in Ireland. The DSPCA says that the review is urgently required to ensure proper regulation of the appalling trade in animal misery that goes on in puppy farms across Ireland on a daily basis.... Read more


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DSPCA Animal Care Certificate Summer Camp

April 30, 2015

The DSPCA in association with Kingofpaws training academy are running a 2 week summer camp for students ages 13 – 17 in the DSPCA Campus in Rathfarnham. We have space for 20 people each session and the course will cost €220 (10% discount for Junior Members). The camp is from 9.30 – 4.00pm Monday – Friday and the first course will start on Monday 22nd June.

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DSPCA continues puppy farm investigations

April 17, 2015

The DSPCA is continuing its investigations into puppy farming activity in Ireland and the export of large numbers of puppies to the UK.

We are today publishing the first draft of our Register of Puppy Farms registered by the state.   The register remains incomplete to date due to the lack of response to our requests for information from the Department of the Environment and the Local Authorities. ... Read more


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The DSPCA would like to congratulate the Ulster SPCA and BBC1 Panorama programme “The Dog Factory” due to be aired tonight, Wednesday 15th April at 9p

April 15, 2015

The DSPCA would like to congratulate the Ulster SPCA and BBC1 Panorama programme “The Dog Factory” due to be aired tonight, Wednesday 15th April at 9pm, highlighting the issues of puppy farming in Northern Ireland.

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FREE Dog Training Seminar with Alex Petrilli

April 11, 2015

We know you are busy and find time to train your dog is not always easy!
That's why we are pleased to invite you to our new dog training seminar: "Train with Kindness" free seminar on Friday 24th of April from 7:00 to 9:00pm - UCD Astra Hall

Book Now... Read more


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The DSPCA is continuing its investigations into the puppy farming activities in Ireland

March 23, 2015

The DSPCA is continuing its investigations into the puppy farming activities in Ireland and the abhorrent selling of puppies illegally from Ireland to Britain.  Puppy Farmers and those involved in the transportation/trading of puppies and dogs are reminded that under S.I. No. 602 of 2014 PET PASSPORT (NO. 2) REGULATIONS 2014  that the rules on Commercial Movement (i.e Sale or Change of Ownership)of all dogs to other Member States is as follows:... Read more


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Minister Harris launches joint agreement with DSPCA to promote responsible dog ownership at National Historic Properties in Dublin.

March 06, 2015

Simon Harris TD,Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) today (5 March 2015), signed an agreement with the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) underpinning responsible dog ownership and guidelines at National Historic Properties in the greater Dublin area.

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DSPCA Press Release - 116 puppies seized in raid on Dublin Port

February 05, 2015

On Wednesday evening 4th February 2015, with the assistance of Customs and the Gardai, 116 puppies were seized from two vehicles leaving Dublin Port for the UK. None of the puppies had the required Pet Passport.... Read more


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Give Hope a Chance

January 08, 2015

This is Hope who was brought into the DSPCA four weeks ago and as you can see she was severely neglected.... Read more


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