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.
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
Each day our staff and volunteers see animals arrive to us that have been so badly treated that it can take months of rehabilitation both mentally and physically to prepare them for finding a new home. It takes time, dedication and commitment to help them recover. To see some of our rescue stories, please click HERE.
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: