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#Animal Cruelty

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain

Jan 20th 2021, 12:43 PM 30,881 Views 27 Comments

The dog was found by an ISPCA inspector in Co Donegal.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 12 October, 2020

Abandoned dog 'in safe hands' after being rescued from locked crate by ISPCA
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Abandoned dog 'in safe hands' after being rescued from locked crate by ISPCA

Oct 12th 2020, 1:01 PM 27,088 Views 22 Comments

It was unclear how long the dog was kept in the crate.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Boy (13) showed 'zero remorse' after torturing hedgehog to death and 'ran off laughing', court hears
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Boy (13) showed 'zero remorse' after torturing hedgehog to death and 'ran off laughing', court hears

Jul 16th 2020, 5:11 PM 72,385 Views 0 Comments

A veterinarian who examined the hedgehog said it had been left mutilated and with open head and leg wounds.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'
# Tiger King
# Tiger King

'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'

May 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,269 Views 18 Comments

Elisa Allen of PETA says it’s time to acknowledge the cruelty behind the keeping of ‘exotic’ animals in captivity.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 8 May, 2020

Investigation after animal carcass left to rot on popular canal walkway in Dublin
# Dublin
# Dublin

Investigation after animal carcass left to rot on popular canal walkway in Dublin

May 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 31,061 Views 21 Comments

The carcass had been placed in a barrel and dumped on the towpath on the opposite side of the canal to the Grange Castle Business Park.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 27 December, 2019

RSPCA looks into British barrister’s claim that he killed a fox with a baseball bat
# Jolyon Maugham
# Jolyon Maugham

RSPCA looks into British barrister’s claim that he killed a fox with a baseball bat

Dec 27th 2019, 6:38 PM 22,588 Views 29 Comments

Jolyon Maugham QC claimed the fox got stuck and he “wasn’t sure what else to do”.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

DSPCA investigating after 12 greyhounds found in back of van going to Spain
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

DSPCA investigating after 12 greyhounds found in back of van going to Spain

Dec 17th 2019, 11:49 AM 11,574 Views 23 Comments

The dogs were seized by Revenue over the weekend.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 30 August, 2019

Appeal to fund treatment of cats 'scalded with boiling water' in Limerick
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Appeal to fund treatment of cats 'scalded with boiling water' in Limerick

Aug 30th 2019, 6:47 PM 24,778 Views 38 Comments

One cat has been rescued and two others are yet to be caught.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Dog dies after being 'eaten alive' by maggots in case of severe neglect in Dublin
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Dog dies after being 'eaten alive' by maggots in case of severe neglect in Dublin

Jul 16th 2019, 6:07 PM 76,098 Views 96 Comments

The Shih Tzu was found collapsed in west Dublin last week.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Horses left to die by farmer in 'unprecedented' animal cruelty case
# West Clare
# West Clare

Horses left to die by farmer in 'unprecedented' animal cruelty case

Jun 18th 2019, 6:03 PM 43,327 Views 0 Comments

Martin Gerald Foley pleaded guilty to 20 charges out of a total of 193 charges first brought against him.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?

Jun 8th 2019, 10:11 AM 39,638 Views 88 Comments

Last month Prada announced it will go fur-free.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road

Mar 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 45,089 Views 62 Comments

A woman found the horse’s body while she was out walking with her dog.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Man jailed for animal cruelty days before his son died moves to appeal his three-year sentence
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Man jailed for animal cruelty days before his son died moves to appeal his three-year sentence

Mar 19th 2019, 5:25 PM 43,038 Views 0 Comments

James Kavanagh pleaded guilty to 30 counts of causing or allowing animal cruelty at his property in April 2015.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 22 February, 2019

'Harrowing conditions': Man jailed for three years and banned from owning dogs or horses for life
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

'Harrowing conditions': Man jailed for three years and banned from owning dogs or horses for life

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:03 PM 37,494 Views 80 Comments

Dead animals were scattered around the farmer’s property, some of which were used to feed the dogs.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Outrage in New Zealand as six baby seals found decapitated
# Cruel
# Cruel

Outrage in New Zealand as six baby seals found decapitated

Dec 19th 2018, 7:20 AM 12,972 Views 12 Comments

The crimes have been described as “disturbing, brutal and violent”.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 26 November, 2018

Woman banned for life from owning pets after keeping starved husky in emaciated state in her flat
# Courts
# Courts

Woman banned for life from owning pets after keeping starved husky in emaciated state in her flat

Nov 26th 2018, 4:37 PM 20,630 Views 0 Comments

Amy Lee, with an address at School Street Flats, Dublin 8, was prosecuted for neglecting her husky named Sky.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Australian police hunt for men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos
# Wanted
# Wanted

Australian police hunt for men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos

Sep 26th 2018, 7:28 AM 26,265 Views 35 Comments

A man was seen brandishing knuckle-dusters in one of the pictures.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 21 September, 2018

Farmer found guilty after almost 40 dogs chained and neglected on property
# Courts
# Courts

Farmer found guilty after almost 40 dogs chained and neglected on property

Sep 21st 2018, 6:09 PM 30,385 Views 68 Comments

The man received a fine of €1,150.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Kitten that was kicked and put in frying pan is being rehomed
# Clare
# Clare

Kitten that was kicked and put in frying pan is being rehomed

Aug 14th 2018, 2:44 PM 59,915 Views 58 Comments

A video of the incident is being investigated by gardaí.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 13 August, 2018

Gardaí investigating video showing man putting kitten in frying pan before kicking and throwing it
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Gardaí investigating video showing man putting kitten in frying pan before kicking and throwing it

Aug 13th 2018, 6:42 PM 61,267 Views 0 Comments

Two men have been questioned.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Appeal after two adult falcons killed while trying to incubate eggs
# Cooley Mountains
# Cooley Mountains

Appeal after two adult falcons killed while trying to incubate eggs

Aug 8th 2018, 2:58 PM 20,001 Views 39 Comments

Forensic and other evidence is being gathered.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 22 June, 2018

'The worst case of mange seen in years': DSPCA appeal for information about abandoned dogs
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

'The worst case of mange seen in years': DSPCA appeal for information about abandoned dogs

Jun 22nd 2018, 10:45 AM 21,073 Views 27 Comments

The two dogs, a Labrador and a German Shepherd, were found tied up outside Ashtown dog pound.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 24 May, 2018

'Not acceptable': Probe launched after young men filmed dragging exhausted pony on public road
# Clonmel
# Clonmel

'Not acceptable': Probe launched after young men filmed dragging exhausted pony on public road

May 24th 2018, 6:31 PM 35,870 Views 0 Comments

The ISPCA said it was working with gardaí to investigate the incident.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 4 May, 2018

27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland

May 4th 2018, 3:04 PM 16,829 Views 27 Comments

The dogs and puppies are now in the care of the ISPCA.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Gardaí launch investigation after horse dies on road in Cork housing estate
# Dublin Hill
# Dublin Hill

Gardaí launch investigation after horse dies on road in Cork housing estate

Mar 28th 2018, 2:31 PM 30,640 Views 70 Comments

Local councillors are calling for tighter regulations to be put in place in relation to sulky racing.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Police call for restraint after a young puppy was killed with a hammer in Armagh
# Sparky
# Sparky

Police call for restraint after a young puppy was killed with a hammer in Armagh

Feb 6th 2018, 3:30 PM 38,363 Views 45 Comments

The PSNI has urged people to allow them investigate the matter.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'Absolutely horrendous': 16 abandoned, malnourished donkeys rescued in Mayo
# Animal Abuse
# Animal Abuse

'Absolutely horrendous': 16 abandoned, malnourished donkeys rescued in Mayo

Jan 30th 2018, 10:21 AM 22,427 Views 60 Comments

One donkey was already dead when the Department of Agriculture arrived at the scene.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Limerick teenagers threw baby rabbit towards a river and let their dogs attack it
# Limerick
# Limerick

Limerick teenagers threw baby rabbit towards a river and let their dogs attack it

Jan 3rd 2018, 11:02 AM 27,594 Views 57 Comments

Limerick Animal Welfare is currently caring for the rabbit.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 18 December, 2017

'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries'
# Limerick
# Limerick

'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries'

Dec 18th 2017, 10:36 PM 17,636 Views 28 Comments

Meanwhile, Action For Animal Welfare Ireland has posted images of a severely neglected horse on its Facebook page.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 10 November, 2017

'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses

Nov 10th 2017, 8:39 AM 14,871 Views 69 Comments

Wild animals will be banned in circuses from 1 January 2018. Hare coursing remains legal.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 11 September, 2017

All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA
# Good News
# Good News

All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA

Sep 11th 2017, 3:22 PM 18,667 Views 24 Comments

The dogs are currently at the National Animal Centre in Longford pending housing.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 8 September, 2017

Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers
# Longford
# Longford

Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers

Sep 8th 2017, 1:42 PM 92,595 Views 35 Comments

The dogs are currently being cared for at the National Animal Centre in Longford.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'It could have injured itself badly': DSPCA criticise man who rode horse through Dublin pub
# Horsin' Around
# Horsin' Around

'It could have injured itself badly': DSPCA criticise man who rode horse through Dublin pub

Sep 6th 2017, 9:14 AM 28,436 Views 36 Comments

A video has emerged online of a man riding a horse through a Dublin pub.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin
# German Shepherd
# German Shepherd

Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin

Aug 31st 2017, 7:46 PM 22,324 Views 19 Comments

The DSPCA’s veterinary team said Victoria is “very lucky” to be alive.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Gardaí investigating alleged beheading of couple's dog
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Gardaí investigating alleged beheading of couple's dog

Aug 16th 2017, 1:37 PM 23,201 Views 84 Comments

The incident occurred in the back garden of a home in Rathdrum, county Wicklow.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 17 July, 2017

How did Ireland's horsemeat scandal spark a Europe-wide investigation?
# Explainer
# Explainer

How did Ireland's horsemeat scandal spark a Europe-wide investigation?

Jul 17th 2017, 8:24 AM 13,275 Views 28 Comments

Over the weekend, Spanish authorities dismantled an organised crime group that trades horsemeat illegally.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 7 July, 2017

Two Americans and one Spaniard gored in Pamplona bull run
# San Fermin Festival
# San Fermin Festival

Two Americans and one Spaniard gored in Pamplona bull run

Jul 7th 2017, 12:22 PM 28,547 Views 58 Comments

Today’s bull run was the first of the nine-day festival.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Controversial cockfight plans were a publicity stunt that got out of hand
# Fermanagh
# Fermanagh

Controversial cockfight plans were a publicity stunt that got out of hand

Jul 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,764 Views 9 Comments

The PSNI met with a man after people called for a boycott of a festival he’s organising.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Tipperary man admits to neglecting old bull terrier who had to be put down
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Tipperary man admits to neglecting old bull terrier who had to be put down

Jun 8th 2017, 7:30 PM 23,180 Views 29 Comments

The aged Staffordshire bull terrier was found to be “extremely thin and malnourished” and was put down.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Seven dogs had to be put down after being found in 'deplorable' conditions
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Seven dogs had to be put down after being found in 'deplorable' conditions

May 23rd 2017, 1:31 PM 30,445 Views 30 Comments

The animals’ former owner was barred from owning any dogs.

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