Passionate About Animals Since 1840

Rescue

We are committed to making it socially unacceptable to mistreat any animal.  We rescue animals from situations of cruelty, neglect, abandonment.  Our team of inspectors work closely with Government Agencies and Authorities to help strengthen the law on animal welfare in Ireland and influence decision making.

Rescue

We are committed to making it socially unacceptable to mistreat any animal.  We rescue animals from situations of cruelty, neglect, abandonment.  Our team of inspectors work closely with Government Agencies and Authorities to help strengthen the law on animal welfare in Ireland and influence decision making.

Rescue
Rehabilitate
Rehome

The DSPCA rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes over 2,500 animals each year through our services in the community. Our team of animal welfare inspectors and call-centre receive thousands of calls annually from members of the public alerting us to situations of animals that need our assistance. We help all animals both domestic and wildlife.

Our Vet Team work 7 days a week providing critical care, carrying out lifesaving surgeries and perform over 3000 neuter/spay operations through our programmes each year.  They also provide ongoing care and veterinary support to over 300 animals in our Foster Programme.

We work closely with UCD Veterinary School where students get to experience Shelter Medicine and gain a valuable insight into the work we do.  UCD also assist with our Equine and Neuter Programmes

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Neutering

Spaying/neutering your pet is part of being a responsible pet owner and is important for you, your fam­ily and your community.

These routine medical procedures not only reduce the number of unwanted animals who enter shelters all over the country, they may also prevent medi­cal and behavioural problems from developing in your pet allowing them to lead a longer, healthier and happier life.

Benefits of spaying or neutering pets:

  • Testicular cancer is common in young male dogs and statistic show up to 27% of dogs will develop it, neutering your male dog will reduce this risk.
  • Can reduce frustrations and anti-social behaviour when you are out walking your dog or allowing them socialise in dog parks.
  • More likely to get into altercations with other dogs when un-neutered.
  • Un-neutered dogs are more likely to stray and roam .
  • Most daycare or boarding facilities will not allow un-neutered pets.
  • Can prevent unwanted pregnancies and reduce the number of homeless stray and feral cat populations.

DSPCA Neutering Programmes