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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


What to do if you find a baby wild animal

April 06, 2014

Many wild animals are born during the spring and summer months. In your own back garden, you may come across baby rabbits, squirrels, deer, and other young wildlife as they make they make their way into the world. ... Read more


The Dog Re-homing Area Is Getting a Makeover...

April 04, 2014

Did you know that each year the DSPCA welcomes in excess of 150,000 visitors to our shelter in Rathfarnham?... Read more


Cotton and Co.

April 03, 2014

Today we say farewell to Cotton the goat, Little Harvard the pig and friends who have gone to their new home in Kildare.... Read more

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