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Dublin SPCA Animal Care Certificate - Summer Camp

June 11, 2014

 The DSPCA are running a 2 week summer course for students ages 15 – 18 in the DSPCA Campus
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“Almost one in five pups bought on websites or social media die within six months”

June 05, 2014

“Almost one in five pups bought on websites or social media die within six months” this is according to a research carried out by The Kennel Club UK in September 2013.... Read more


A response to the CEO of DoneDeal

May 19, 2014

The DSPCA was established in 1840 and as Ireland’s oldest and largest animal welfare organisation we believe passionately in protecting animals from cruelty, as I am sure both the ISPCA and Dogs Trust do. ... Read more


DSPCA ' Claws & Paws Ball' - A Great Success

May 18, 2014

A crowd of over 350 people packed into the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin on Saturday night (17th May) for the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) inaugural ‘Claws & Paws Ball’.... Read more


DSPCA reveals extensive online puppy trading

May 15, 2014

The DSPCA (Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has conducted a thorough investigation into online trading sites in recent weeks and are shocked at the enormity of animal abuse and the unacceptable volume of puppy trading that has been unearthed. ... Read more


DSPCA Education service reached over 12,000 children last year

May 14, 2014

The DSPCA's Educational Service (Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) offer a FREE education programme, including visits by their Education Outreach Officers to schools and tours to their extensive centre in Rathfarnham, Dublin.... Read more


Schmidt to speak at ‘Claws & Paws Ball’ this Saturday...

May 12, 2014

The DSPCA are delighted to announce that Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will be the guest speaker at the inaugural 'Claws & Paws Ball' in the Shelbourne Hotel this Saturday! New Zealander Schmidt helped guide Leinster to back-to-back Heineken Cup successes in 2011 and 2012 and before leading Ireland to the Six Nations title in March.... Read more


Woman 'had 120 cats in her home' - latest DSPCA article on

May 02, 2014

A female cat can breed up to four times a year. For illustrative purposes let’s call the cat in this example Bowie. Each breed can result in the successful birth of six kittens, four of whom may be female. It doesn’t take an astro-physicist to work out the multiplication consequence.... Read more


Paws for Thought - Purina's new research reveals the habits of Irish dog and cat owners

April 15, 2014

Looks and making a good first impression don’t just count when dating. They are among the top three factors when it comes to choosing a pet too, according to new research from PURINA® into the habits and attitudes of Ireland’s cat and dog owners.... Read more


DSPCA inundated with complaints about wildlife!

April 10, 2014

DSPCA are being inundated with the public complaining about wild animals.   Phone lines are always busy and with a shortage of staff and resources this is not helped by complaints about wild animals.  ... Read more

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