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DSPCA PRESENTS “Catitude” A feline adoption event with festival flair

June 30, 2015

                                                DSPCA PRESENTS

“Catitude”

A feline adoption event with  festival flair………  ... Read more


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DSPCA Summer PetFest 2015

June 08, 2015

This year's DSPCA Summer PetFest will be held on Saturday 13th June 2015 in the DSPCA, Rathfarnham, Mount Venus Road, Dublin 16 from 12 noon - 4pm.

It will be a fun filled day with lots of activities for adults, kids and dogs alike - We will have the DSPCA Scrufts Dog Show, dog agility, a Teddy Bear Hospital, hot food, a Teddy Bear Picnic, ice cream, games for the kids, a book stall, a bouncy castle, face painting, teas & coffee and lots, lots more.


Entrance is just €5 per adult with FREE Parking - kids and dogs go FREE too. 

So why not come along and join in the fun. ... Read more


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Understanding Our Canine Companions - Certificate

May 30, 2015

Are you looking to change career, or simply would like to understand dogs a bit more? This course is for you! 

Duration: 12 Weeks, 2 hour per week + 6 hour workshops
Dates: From Thursday 17th September 2015 to Thursday 10th of December 2015 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

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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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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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