Help to Prevent Animal Cruelty

Be Aware

Without phone calls from concerned members of the public who report cruelty in their area, we wouldn’t know about most instances of animal cruelty and neglect. It all comes from the public, it all starts with YOU—that’s why it’s so important that if you are concerned or worried that you contact us. Without information from the public, many animals would remain in abusive circumstances, mute and unable to defend themselves.

 Know Who to Call to Report Animal Cruelty

Please call the DSPCA at 01 4994700 or ring the local Garda Station or local SPCA.

Provide As Much Information as Possible When Reporting Animal Cruelty

The details that you provide can go a long way toward assisting the Inspector. It helps to write down as many details as possible.  For example: the type of cruelty that you have seen; where this cruelty took place and who was involved, etc.

Support the DSPCA

The DSPCA has a dedicated and trained team of Inspectors. Whilst it will endeavor to respond to all complaints as quickly as possible please remember that the DSPCA is a charity and is limited in its resources so becoming a member or donating you can help the DSPCA fight animal cruelty and take care of all animals in its care.  Support the DSPCA please.

Support the DSPCA

The DSPCA has a dedicated and trained team of Inspectors. Whilst it will endeavor to respond to all complaints as quickly as possible please remember that the DSPCA is a charity and is limited in its resources so becoming a member or donating you can help the DSPCA fight animal cruelty and take care of all animals in its care.  Support the DSPCA please.

Lobby the Government for Better Animal Welfare Legislation

We need you to help get Animal Welfare legislation updated by the Irish Government, the current legislation was created in 1911 and badly needs to be changed.  Find out how to do this here.

Set a Good Example for Others

If you have pets, be sure to always show them the love and good care that they deserve. But it’s more than just food, water and adequate shelter. If you think your animal is sick, bring him to the vet. Be responsible and have your animals spayed or neutered. Have your pets Microchipped in case they wander off.  Teach your children to take good care of their pets and to love and respect all animals

Each year the DSPCA receives more than 80,000 phone calls from the public, responds to more than 10,000 emergency calls and rescues, rehabilitates, releases and rehomes thousands of animals and wildlife. The DSPCA is Ireland’s largest animal welfare organization and has been serving the public since 1840. We are able to this because of the generous support from animal lovers just like you. We rely on your help to meet our nearly €2 million annual budget. We are not a government agency and receive only 5% of our total budget in grants from the government.