To promote and protect the welfare of all animals
Is a country where all animals, domestic or wild, are treated with compassion and respect
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 ProgrammesLearn More
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:
The DSPCA mobile veterinary clinic offers an affordable veterinary service to low-income communities, people in receipt of Social Welfare Payments and to those who are struggling financially to take care of their pets medical needs. The service is provided 3 nights a week to various locations around Dublin.Find Out More
The DSPCA Education Department have put together a series of material which can be downloaded or viewed from the website. As we cannot come and visit groups and the Shelter is closed for tours we are focusing more on Virtual Education. We can work with all ages of children and students and are happy to create an age/ability appropriate session tailored to your group’s interests.Learn More
DSPCA education talks can work with all ages of children and students and are happy to create an age/ability appropriate session tailored to your group’s interests.Learn More
Learning about animals can be fun and rewarding. Groups will get to see up close the work of the DSPCA and get to meet some of the many animals in our care.Learn More
All places for Work Experience/Community Service 2020/2021 are reserved for students who are existing Junior Members of the DSPCA.Learn More
The DSPCA runs a number of one day or week long camps for children ranging between the ages of 6-12.Learn More
The DSPCA resides on a 32 acre site based at the foothills of the Dublin mountains on the Mount Venus Road in Rathfarnham. The areas on public view include the dog and cat rehoming centres, stables, small animal areas, pig enclosure and our goat and fowl runs.Contact Us