DSPCA News http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_rss.jsp DSPCA News Copyright DSPCA en-ie 60 DSPCA News DSPCA News http://www.dspca.ie/images/dspca_logo.gif http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_rss.jsp <![CDATA[DSPCA New Year Raffle]]> DSPCA New Year Raffle

The DSPCA are running a Raffle in the New Year to help raise much needed funds to help in our fight against the cruelty to animals in Ireland.

20-11-2015]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19267 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19267 <![CDATA[STUDY ON DOGS AND CATS CALLS FOR MORE SYSTEMATIC REQUIREMENTS ON IDENTIFICATION & REGISTRATION]]> STUDY ON DOGS AND CATS CALLS FOR MORE SYSTEMATIC REQUIREMENTS ON IDENTIFICATION & REGISTRATION

The European Commission this week outlined the long-awaited conclusions from their study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices at the second EU level conference on dog & cat welfare, hosted by the Representation of Baden-Württemberg to the EU, and co-sponsored by Eurogroup for Animals.

13-11-2015]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19255 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19255 <![CDATA[The DSPCA notes the article in the Sunday Times - Irish edition of November 8 attributed to the journalist John Mooney.]]>
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19236 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19236
<![CDATA[Appeal to Puppy Traders and people transporting dogs and puppies to the UK]]> This week the DSPCA have taken in 9 puppies, 5 of which were part of the seizure at Rosslare Port last week.  We are delighted to be able to assist the Wexford SPCA and these animals, following a short period of foster care will be available for adoption.  These puppies were seized because the owners did not have the correct paperwork or vaccinations to allow them be transported from the Republic of Ireland into the UK.

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19228 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19228


The DSPCA shelter will be closed this Sunday 25th October and Bank Holiday Monday 26th October and will reopen on Tuesday 27th October at 11.00.

23-10-2015]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19205 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19205 <![CDATA[Keeping your Pets Safe this Halloween]]>
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19206 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=19206
<![CDATA[DSPCA’s Great Irish Dog Walk in partnership with PURINA®]]>  

Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) Annual Great Irish Dog Walk, in partnership with PURINA®, will take place on Saturday 26th September 2015 in the DSPCA Campus in Rathfarnham.  This year’s event will launch the DSPCA’s new Dog Nature Trail, an approx. 2km enclosed dog walk around the perimeter of the DSPCA Campus with spectacular views over the Dublin Mountains and Dublin Bay and the City.  There will be lots of fun activities for adults, kids and dogs alike with bouncy castles, face painting, games, fun merry-go-round, dog agility demonstrations, market stalls, dog grooming demonstrations and lots, lots more.

06-09-2015]]> Sun, 06 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17982 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17982 <![CDATA[New inner city education programme sponsored by Owen Reilly Property Consultants]]> The DSPCA is very pleased to announce an expansion to its education programme for the coming school year. Funding has been provided by Owen Reilly Property Consultants for a programme that will aim to provide visits from the DSPCA to 50 primary schools in Dublin’s Docklands and the wider Inner City. 

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17915 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17915
<![CDATA[Dog owner cruelly killed pet by repeatedly swinging it by lead and smashing it in to ground in Dublin park ]]> Dog owner cruelly killed pet by repeatedly swinging it by lead and smashing it in to ground in Dublin park - The DSPCA have seen the outcome of today’s case brought by the DPP in relation to a Mr Liam Dowling who pleaded guilty to kicking his family dog to death in Clonliffe College in August 2014. The DSPCA are in utter disbelief at the leniency of the sentence applied.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17678 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17678
<![CDATA[Unleash the fun with Yoko’s ‘Doggie Chess’ Game]]> Working with Yoko Ono, the renowned artist, musician and animal rights activist, the DSPCA have developed ‘Doggie Chess’, a fun chess game for iPad and iPhone.


07-07-2015]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17578 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17578 <![CDATA[DSPCA PRESENTS “Catitude” A feline adoption event with festival flair ]]>                                                 DSPCA PRESENTS


A feline adoption event with  festival flair………  

30-06-2015]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17553 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17553 <![CDATA[DSPCA Summer PetFest 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. 

08-06-2015]]> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17425 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17425 <![CDATA[Understanding Our Canine Companions - Certificate]]>
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)

Sat, 30 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16573 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16573
<![CDATA[DSPCA calls on Simon Coveney to review the puppy breeding business in light of this evening’s BBC’s television documentary ‘The Dog Factory’]]> 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.

Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17310 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17310
<![CDATA[DSPCA Animal Care Certificate Summer Camp]]>

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17126 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=17126
<![CDATA[DSPCA continues puppy farm investigations]]> 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. 

17-04-2015]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16965 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16965 <![CDATA[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]]> 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.

15-04-2015]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16955 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16955 <![CDATA[The DSPCA is continuing its investigations into the puppy farming activities in Ireland]]>
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16787 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16787
<![CDATA[Minister Harris launches joint agreement with DSPCA to promote responsible dog ownership at National Historic Properties in Dublin.]]>

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16704 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16704
<![CDATA[DSPCA Press Release - 116 puppies seized in raid on Dublin Port]]>
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16544 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16544
<![CDATA[ Give Hope a Chance]]>
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16295 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16295
<![CDATA[Adopt don’t Shop with SoSellit.ie and the DSPCA]]> 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.

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16102 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16102
<![CDATA[DoneDeal – Christmas is coming]]> 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.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16058 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=16058
<![CDATA[Adopt a pet this Christmas, don’t buy one]]> 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.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14992 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14992
<![CDATA[DSPCA take action under new Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013]]>
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14965 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14965
<![CDATA[Raise a Glass to help the DSPCA]]>
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14894 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14894
<![CDATA[DSPCA Shelter will be closed this Bank Holiday Weekend ]]>
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14819 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14819
<![CDATA[DSPCA Announce a campaign to control Horse Population in Dublin]]>
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14607 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14607
<![CDATA[DSPCA Break Guinness World Record]]> 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.

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14570 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14570
<![CDATA[DSPCA Shelter is Closed Today Saturday 27th September]]>
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14539 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14539
<![CDATA[PURINA to sponsor DSPCA’s Great Irish Dog Walk]]> 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. 

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14469 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=14469
<![CDATA[ DSPCA Animal Care Certificate Summer-Camp]]> 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.

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9922 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9922
<![CDATA[Tips for keeping your pet cool in the warm weather]]> With the lovely hot weather the DSPCA are advising pet owners on how to keep pets cool in the warm weather

All pets need to be kept cool in this warm weather. 

18-06-2014]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9848 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9848 <![CDATA[Dublin SPCA Animal Care Certificate - Summer Camp]]>  The DSPCA are running a 2 week summer course for students ages 15 – 18 in the DSPCA Campus

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9830 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9830
<![CDATA[“Almost one in five pups bought on websites or social media die within six months”]]>
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9811 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9811
<![CDATA[A response to the CEO of DoneDeal]]>
Mon, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9740 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9740
<![CDATA[DSPCA ' Claws & Paws Ball' - A Great Success]]>
Sun, 18 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9727 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9727
<![CDATA[DSPCA reveals extensive online puppy trading]]>
Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9716 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9716
<![CDATA[DSPCA Education service reached over 12,000 children last year]]> 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.

Wed, 14 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9708 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9708
<![CDATA[Schmidt to speak at ‘Claws & Paws Ball’ this Saturday...]]>
Mon, 12 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9687 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=9687
<![CDATA[Woman 'had 120 cats in her home' - latest DSPCA article on Independent.ie]]>
Fri, 02 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8663 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8663
<![CDATA[Paws for Thought - Purina's new research reveals the habits of Irish dog and cat owners]]>
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8561 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8561
<![CDATA[DSPCA inundated with complaints about wildlife!]]>
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8550 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8550
<![CDATA[What to do if you find a baby wild animal]]> 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.

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8522 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8522
<![CDATA[The Dog Re-homing Area Is Getting a Makeover...]]> Did you know that each year the DSPCA welcomes in excess of 150,000 visitors to our shelter in Rathfarnham?

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8496 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8496
<![CDATA[Cotton and Co.]]>
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8494 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8494
<![CDATA[Purina - Understanding your dog's body language]]> PURINA are committed to helping pets live longer, happier and healthier lives through proper nutrition and care.  

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8480 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8480
<![CDATA['And I said to myself...what a wonderful day !']]> Duke arrived at the DSCPA on the 17th of December 2013. He was rescued by our inspectors from a puppy farm along with 5 other dogs. After a very long wait, a wonderful family and their dog, Evie, fell in love with him and today he finally went home!

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8459 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8459
<![CDATA[DSPCA would like to thank Linders Renault for their support]]> The DSPCA are grateful to the support from Linders Renault and Dacia Dealers for donating this fantastic Dacia Duster 4x4 to us!

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8462 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8462
<![CDATA[DSPCA opposes online trading of animals...]]>
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8421 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8421
<![CDATA[Ireland Championship winning duo scrum down for DSPCA 'Claws & Paws Ball']]>
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8422 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8422
<![CDATA[Snakes some of the 'silent victims' of the Celtic Tiger - DSPCA ]]>
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8404 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8404
<![CDATA[DSPCA St Patricks Bank Holiday Weekend Opening hours]]>
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5268 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5268
<![CDATA[Duck rescued in South Dublin]]> This is Lego, he was rescued on Friday night by a very nice lady who took him from some kids who had tried to burn him "on the stove".

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8379 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8379
<![CDATA[DSPCA welcomes progressive Animal Welfare Act]]>
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8373 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8373
<![CDATA[DSPCA launch free 'Will' service]]> Whether you’re a pet owner, an animal lover, or just somebody who wants to leave a legacy that will make a real difference…

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8358 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8358
<![CDATA[New Unauthorised Horse Market in Dublin]]> It is estimated that more than 100 horses were in attendance at the fair as well as several hundred horse traders.

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8336 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8336
<![CDATA[Seagulls in Tallaght]]>
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8309 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8309
<![CDATA[Spring is in the Air and the DSPCA has a lot of Rabbits looking for homes]]>
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8283 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8283
<![CDATA[Speed Dating for Cats on Thursday the 13th February from 12noon - 7pm ]]>
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8226 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8226
<![CDATA[The DSPCA’s Cold Weather Advice For Pet Owners]]>
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=1186 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=1186
<![CDATA[Dogs with skin condition callously thrown into skip...]]>
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8205 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8205
<![CDATA[We need your help with Feline Friendly February]]> Feline Friendly February. As part of this initiative we are running a series of campaigns to help our four-legged furry friends.

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8176 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8176
<![CDATA[Flood advice - Do you know what to do with your animals if it floods?]]>
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8159 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8159
<![CDATA[DSPCA calls on local authorities to tackle horse crisis in capital]]>
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8120 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8120
<![CDATA[DSPCA announces 'Feline Friendly February']]>
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8121 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8121
<![CDATA[Brad and Angelina find a new home at last]]>
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8111 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8111
<![CDATA[DSPCA bid adieu to two of our special resident ponies - Peanut and Jelly]]>
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8089 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8089
<![CDATA[Mating season for Fantastic Mr & Mrs Fox]]>
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8068 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8068
<![CDATA[Another house of horrors exposed by DSPCA]]> Monday 19th January where a case of cruelty to a dog had been reported. When the DSPCA inspectors arrived they actually found four dogs living in appalling conditions both in the house and in an outside shed.

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8056 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=8056
<![CDATA[Lurchers and Greyhounds make great pets]]>
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7991 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7991
<![CDATA[Irish Times video of puppies]]>
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7986 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7986
<![CDATA[DSPCA 2016 Free Dog Microchipping Events ]]>
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7984 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7984
<![CDATA[DSPCA Urges Public to Beware Internet Puppy Traders in run up to Christmas]]>
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7840 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7840
<![CDATA[The DSPCA welcomes confirmation by Minister Simon Coveney this morning ]]>
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7811 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7811
<![CDATA[Santa is Back at the DSPCA]]>
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7766 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=7766
<![CDATA[DSPCA Opening Hours for Bank Holiday Weekend]]>
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5692 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5692
<![CDATA[DSPCA Halloween Party]]>
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5662 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5662
<![CDATA[DSPCA Mobile Clinic out of action this week.]]>
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5610 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5610
<![CDATA[President Higgins Named Patron of DSPCA]]> President Higgins Named Patron of DSPCA

Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland, has been named patron of the DSPCA (Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Ireland’s largest and longest established animal welfare organisation.

05-09-2013]]> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5574 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5574 <![CDATA[DSPCA struggle to deal with increase in calls]]> DSPCA struggle to deal with increase in calls Demands on the DSPCA services are up by 51% and donations are down by 15% this year.  With an increase in the numbers of people looking for assistance in rehoming pets, subsidized veterinary treatment, help and advice the numbers of calls to our call centre have increased beyond our capacity. 

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5512 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5512
<![CDATA[DSPCA’s Microchip 2016 campaign ]]> DSPCA will be running a free dog microchipping event on Saturday 24th August at Linders Renault Finglas, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11 between 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.  Linders will also be running a family fun day with bouncy castles, games and fun for all the family.

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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5213 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5213
<![CDATA[DSPCA launches Great Irish Dog Walk]]>

DSPCA launches Great Irish Dog Walk


Sign up for the DSPCA’s major new fund raising event the “DSPCA Great Irish Dog Walk”. The event will see the largest number of dogs ever gathered together in one location in Ireland. 5,000 dogs and their human families will “Stand up and Walk” in the Phoenix Park on 28th September 2013 to take part in the 3k walk.  

24-05-2013]]> Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5252 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5252 <![CDATA[DSPCA Welcomes Passing of Animal Welfare Bill]]> DSPCA Welcomes Passing of Animal Welfare Bill


Wednesday 22 May 2013:  The DSPCA, Ireland's largest and longest established animal welfare organisation, today welcomed the passing of the Animal Health & Welfare Bill into law. The legislation will replace the outdated Protection of Animals Act 1911 and will see the introduction of compulsory microchipping of dogs effective from 2016 onwards.


22-05-2013]]> Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5250 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5250 <![CDATA[The DSPCA are coming to North Dublin]]> The DSPCA are coming to North Dublin

The DSPCA is delighted to announce the opening of its new North Dublin Information Centre in the Red Stables Courtyard in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny.

Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5246 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5246

The shelter will be open this coming Saturday the 4th of May 11am to 4.30 pm. 

The shelter will be closed Sunday the 5th and Monday the 6th of May.

Thu, 02 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5203 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5203
<![CDATA[Free dog Microhipping Event Sponsored by Allianz Pet Insurance]]> The DSPCA announces the running of a Free dog microchipping event sponsored by Allianz Pet Insurance in their centre in Rathfarnham on Saturday 6th April from 10.00am until 5.00pm. 

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5103 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5103
<![CDATA[DSPCA Welcomes Proposed Microchipping Legislation]]> DSPCA Welcomes Proposed Microchipping Legislation

The DSPCA has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney of legislation to introduce microchipping of all dogs as a significant step in the prevention of animal trafficking in
Ireland which has been seriously impeded by loopholes in the current legislation.

28-03-2013]]> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5095 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5095 <![CDATA[DSPCA EASTER WEEKEND OPENING HOURS]]>
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5101 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5101
<![CDATA[DSPCA Urges Support for Debate on Animal Welfare Bill]]> Tomorrow, Wednesday 27th March will see the proposed Animal Health & Welfare Bill once again being debated (fourth stage) before the Dail. The DPSCA is urging all politicians to support the legislation which will replace the outdated Protection of Animals Act 1911 as amended 1965. On an average day the Society receives over 400 calls to its emergency and cruelty line which is up by 150 a day on 2012.  Many of these calls cannot be dealt with under current legislation.

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5088 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5088
<![CDATA[DSPCA reminder to landowners of their responsibility as owners abandon horses]]>
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5069 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5069
<![CDATA[New EU ban on animal testing in cosmetics]]>
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5061 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5061
<![CDATA[Living Social deal on Dog Daycare]]>
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5022 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=5022
<![CDATA[Mothers' Day Gifts at the DSPCA]]>
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=2891 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=2891
<![CDATA[The DSPCA proudly supports businesses that care about animals and our work]]> The DSPCA proudly supports businesses that care about animals and our work, so we are delighted to announce partnering with Il Posto Restaurant on Stephens Green to bring you a fantastic offer.

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=4008 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=4008
<![CDATA[The DSPCA is delighted with Defra’s announcement of compulsory microchipping of all dogs in the UK by 2016. ]]> The DSPCA is delighted with Defra’s announcement of compulsory microchipping of all dogs in the UK by 2016. 

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=3987 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=3987
<![CDATA[DSPCA continues to respond to horse calls]]>
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=3986 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=3986
<![CDATA[Fun Evening for Women's Mini Marathon runners]]> Join us for a girlie fun filled evening at the DSPCA.  We are looking for participants to register with us for this years Womens Mini Marathon a key fundraiser for the DSPCA.

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=3985 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=3985
<![CDATA[Horse rescued from freezing water in South Dublin]]> On Monday 28th January, the DSPCA were called to assist at a call where a horse was in serious danger after slipping down a steep bank into water near the Kylemore Road in South Dublin. 

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=3984 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=3984
<![CDATA[DSPCA commences emergency feeding of horses in Dublin]]> This morning the DSPCA commenced its emergency feeding of horses in Dublin.  Inspectors visited 14 locations from North Wicklow to Balbriggan checking on conditions and feeding over 80 horses. 

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=3969 http://www.dspca.ie/cat_news_detail.jsp?itemID=3969