What We Do

The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) is a registered charity, established in 1840 to prevent cruelty to animals and is now Ireland's largest animal welfare organisation.

Cruelty, neglect, accidental injury and sickness to animals continues today - and we are still here dealing with these problems.


Our Programmes

Find out about what we do for animals and what we do for you.. More Details

The Link between Animal & Human Violence

The Fight Against Cruelty

Every single day of the year, we work tirelessly to rescue all animals from a lifetime of cruelty, violence and pain. More Details

Our Shelter

About the Shelter

The DSPCA is very proud of its shelter on Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.  The shelter is a very short drive from Marley Park and the M50. More Details..

Mobile Clinic

Mobile Clinic

The DSPCA operates four animal mobile clinics which offer subsidised Veterinary treatment for pets .... read more


Vet Practice

The DSPCA is opening a new public Veterinary practice in November...read more


For Teachers & Students

The DSPCA offers a free education programme for Teachers and Students ranging from downloadable materials on our website, school visits and shelter tours... read more


Ambulance Service

Our animal ambulances cover the whole of Dublin City and County, responding to accident and emergency calls from the public... read more


Boarding Facilities

The DSPCA runs a public Boarding Kennels and Cattery... read more


Dublin SPCA Kids

Lots of fun things about animals for kids under 18 to read and do ... read more

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