Passionate About Animals Since 1840

How to Help

The DSPCA relies on generous donations from the public and companies who support and value the work we do in the community for animals. We are not government funded and receive only 10% of our annual budget of nearly €3 million in ex-gratia payments from the government.

90% of our funding comes from our monthly supporters, donations, fundraising, and income from our commercial business’s. Your contribution will benefit the thousands of injured, neglected or abandoned animals we care for at the DSPCA each year.

How to Help

The DSPCA relies on generous donations from the public and companies who support and value the work we do in the community for animals. We are not government funded and receive only 10% of our annual budget of nearly €3 million in ex-gratia payments from the government.

90% of our funding comes from our monthly supporters, donations, fundraising, and income from our commercial business’s. Your contribution will benefit the thousands of injured, neglected or abandoned animals we care for at the DSPCA each year.

Fundraising

We are grateful that you are considering raising funds for the DSPCA. Your fundraising efforts will help support the work we do for animals in the community and will benefit the thousands of injured, neglected and abandoned animals we care for at the DSPCA each year.

Volunteering

The DSPCA as a charity is supported and enhanced by the efforts of our dedicated volunteer base. From animal care roles to dog walkers, education talks and tours, administrative duties and events, we ensure that our volunteers are involved in all aspects of our work and are valued in everything they do. Our volunteers are a critical part of the day to day operations of the DSPCA. We are incredibly proud of our volunteer programme and the contributions made by our volunteers, and we greatly appreciate your willingness to join us and donate your time and expertise. To find out more…

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Foster

Foster care is an opportunity to care for an animal short term in your home, that is not yet ready for adoption. It’s an alternative for animal lovers who can’t make a long-term commitment, but still want to help rescue animals.

Apply to Foster

Make a will

Whether you’re a pet owner, an animal lover, or just somebody who wants to leave a legacy that will make a real difference… remembering the DSPCA in your will is an act of kindness and compassion that will live on long after you’re gone.

When we make a will, we think about the people and things that are important and of value to us. Whether you’re a pet owner, an animal lover, or simply share our passion for animal welfare, you can make a real difference by making a bequest to the DSPCA in your will. To find out more….

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Report a Cruelty

The DSPCA has a dedicated and trained team of Animal Welfare Inspectors who cover the greater Dublin area and are authorised officers under the Animal Health & Welfare Act.

If you wish to report an act of cruelty or neglect or if you are concerned for the welfare of an animal, please gather as much information as possible to help us:

  • Description of animal and nature of their condition/injuries/neglect
  • Photo/s or Video Footage is important
  • Exact and precise location of the animal/s
  • Contact details of owner if known. 
  • Is the animal loose or contained in a safe place.

If you have found a lost or stray dog, you must notify the Dog Wardens in your locality.

All cases involving farm animals must be reported to the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine hotline on 1850 211990 or email animalwelfare@agriculture.gov.ie. For cases relating to cruelty to wildlife please contact the Wildlife Department at nature.conservation@ahg.gov.ie

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Online Animal Cruelty Complaint form can be found here.
CALL 01-4994727 – please leave a detailed and clear voicemail.
Emergency 0858502986 Mon-Fri – 9.00AM – 4.45PM 
Email inspectors@dspca.ie / info@dspca.e