Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome

The DSPCA is a registered charity, established in 1840 to prevent cruelty to animals. We are Ireland’s largest and oldest animal welfare organisation. We exist uniquely to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome sick, injured and cruelly treated animals. We are committed to making it socially unacceptable to mistreat any animal. 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.

See The Rescue Stories

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 help. We help all animals both domestic and wildlife.

Our vet team work 7 days a week providing veterinary care, lifesaving surgeries and perform over 3000 neutering operations through our neutering programmes each year. They also provide ongoing care and veterinary support to over 300 animals in our fostering 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 Neutering Programmes