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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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FREE Dog Training Seminar with Alex Petrilli

April 11, 2015

We know you are busy and find time to train your dog is not always easy!
That's why we are pleased to invite you to our new dog training seminar: "Train with Kindness" free seminar on Friday 24th of April from 7:00 to 9:00pm - UCD Astra Hall

Book Now




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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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Give Hope a Chance

January 08, 2015

This is Hope who was brought into the DSPCA four weeks ago and as you can see she was severely neglected.... Read more


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Adopt don’t Shop with SoSellit.ie and the DSPCA

December 03, 2014

SoSellit.ie, Ireland’s new free online trading community, have partnered with the DSPCA (Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to help re-home some of the many animals available for adoption across the country. They are urging people to think twice before they buy a pet and instead consider adopting one of the shelter animals looking for their forever homes.

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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


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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


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