Emergency Services


If you wish to report an act of cruelty or neglect or if you are concerned for the welfare of an animal, please contact us

Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.

Ring 01- 499 4700 (option 1)

Online Animal Cruelty Complaint form can be found here.

If your report is related to suspected cruelty in another county, please contact the ISPCA www.ispca.ie or phone 1890 515515.

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

Animal is Injured or in Immediate Danger

Monday to Friday 9.00 p.m. to 4.45 p.m.

Ring 01- 499 4700 (option 1)

Please do not use the email address or Facebook to report Emergencies. If you require emergency assistance outside the DSPCA hours above, please contact your local Garda Station or Veterinary Practice.

Before you contact the DSPCA, try to gather as much information as possible including:

  • A description of the animal or animals involved
  • The precise location of the animal or animals
  • The name and address of the person you believe may be responsible for the cruelty or neglect
  • The name and addresses of any other witnesses that may be able to help.

The DSPCA has a dedicated and trained force of Inspectors and whilst we will endeavour to respond to all complaints as quickly as possible please remember that the DSPCA is a charity and is limited in its resources.

Unfortunately due to this we are unable to provide a 24 hour ambulance service.