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DoneDeal – Christmas is coming

November 26, 2014

The DSPCA continues to see evidence of puppy farm activity on Donedeal and we have highlighted several instances of advertisements which breach their own guidelines.... Read more


Adopt a pet this Christmas, don’t buy one

November 18, 2014

THE Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) is once again calling on people who are thinking of buying a pet this Christmas to adopt one instead.... Read more


DSPCA take action under new Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013

November 14, 2014

The DSPCA Inspectorate this week obtained a search warrant under the new Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2013 and seized 2 dogs from a premises in Dublin with the assistance of Local Gardai.  As the case is ongoing no more details can be given at this time.... Read more


Raise a Glass to help the DSPCA

November 06, 2014

The Annual Corkscrew Winter Wine Fair takes place on Sunday, 23rd of November in the Westbury Hotel from 12.30pm to 5.30pm. As always, all proceeds go to a very worthwhile charity. This time round we are delighted to be supporting us, the DSPCA.   They have given us a number of tickets for our volunteers and follows to purchase, which  is fab. ... Read more


DSPCA Shelter will be closed this Bank Holiday Weekend

October 24, 2014

DSPCA Shelter will be closed this Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday for Deep Cleaning to get ready for winter.... Read more


DSPCA Announce a campaign to control Horse Population in Dublin

October 07, 2014

The DSPCA announced a new programme of population control aimed at dealing with the numbers of lost and abandoned horses in the greater Dublin area.... Read more


DSPCA Break Guinness World Record

October 06, 2014

This record breaking event took part at the DSPCA’s Great Irish Dog Walk which was held in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 27th September.  There were thousands of dogs and owners having a fun filled doggy day.... Read more


DSPCA Shelter is Closed Today Saturday 27th September

September 27, 2014

The DSPCA Shelter is Closed to the public today Saturday 27th September.  Please join us in the Phoenix Park at this years Great Irish Dog Walk. ... Read more


PURINA to sponsor DSPCA’s Great Irish Dog Walk

September 15, 2014

PURINA to sponsor DSPCA’s Great Irish Dog Walk

PURINA® PetCare is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals forthcoming dog festival,‘The Great Irish Dog Walk’. The fun-filled family event takes place in Phoenix Park, Dublin on Saturday the 27th September.  This partnership is all part of the ongoing support offered to the DSPCA by PURINA, which supplies all the food for the cats and dogs in the charity’s care both residents and foster care alike. 

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DSPCA Animal Care Certificate Summer-Camp

June 26, 2014

The DSPCA are running a 2 week summer course for students ages 14 – 18 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 course is from 9.30 – 4.30 Monday – Friday and the next course will start on Monday 7th July.... Read more

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