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DSPCA Announce a campaign to control Horse Population in Dublin

Tuesday October 07, 2014

The DSPCA today to announce a new programme of population control aimed at dealing with the numbers of lost and abandoned horses in the greater Dublin area.

This programme is organised in cooperation with UCD School of Veterinary Medicine and the support of Horse Sport Ireland.  It aims to castrate and microchip 100 stallions in the Greater Dublin Area on a subsidised basis. The initiative will be known as “Snip n’ Chip”. 

The initiative will be part funded by the Department of Agriculture , Food and the Marine and is an initiative developed in response to comments made by the Minister for Agriculture , Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD at the Animal Welfare Conference on 16th May this year .

“Snip n’ Chip” will cost the horse owner €100 to include the cost of implanting the microchip , passporting and registering the owners details on the Horse Sport Ireland database together with the castration of the animal. 

Horse owners wishing to find out more information and to register for this service should complete the application form on the DSPCA website at and more detaisl can be found here.

The DSPCA ,established in 1840 ,is Ireland’s largest and oldest Animal welfare organisation which cares for sick ,injured and cruelly treated animals across many species of wildlife, domesticated and farm animals.

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