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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Animal Cruelty

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Man arrested after dog killed in Dublin field yesterday afternoon
The animal was found dead at the grounds of Clonliffe College.
Bin bag full of 'cat heads' found on the street in Manchester
“I can’t get over the shock of it.”
Dogs left for days without food and water in ISPCA run shelter
The charity say they have suspended two staff members in the Roscommon shelter.
Aaron McKenna: Animal circuses are a shameful cruelty that you should avoid funding
Hopefully in 100 years we’ll look back on animals in circuses like we now do about Victorian ‘freak show’ performances using disabled people.
ISPCA warns that casual dog fighting is on the rise
The activity is called “rolling” and is often linked to gangs.
Dog found battered and bloodied "may have been in a dog fight"
The dog, who is named Garth, is now recovering at an ISPCA facility.
Charity worker fined €250 after starved dogs and animal skulls found
WARNING: This article contains some disturbing images.
Horses that may have entered the food chain are now being abandoned and dying - ISPCA
The society say that horses which may illegally have found their way into the food chain before are now being left to fend for themselves.
Horse attached to sulky dies after smashing into oncoming vehicle
The ISPCA is now calling for a ban on these small carts being used on public roads.
Video shows 'dog' literally melting away in hot car
Timely warning from DogsTrust not to leave pets in cars.
How many horses has your council seized this year?
More than 2,400 horses have been seized in the first half of this year.
Man arrested after a video of him kicking a cat goes viral
Andre Robinson was filmed kicking a helpless kitten. The internet made SURE he wouldn’t get away with it.
Anger after 4 foaling mares are put down in Kilkenny despite offers of homes
Pauline Doyle said her offer to rehome the horses was ignored.
Dead cats found hanging from trees in plastic bags in New York
Around 25 dead cats – some skeletons and some dead only a short number of days – were found in plastic bags hanging from trees.
Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs
The ISPCA say that it appears that the animals were thrown from the top of the 100m high cliffs.
Tigers are being slaughtered to entertain rich businessmen in China
That’s according to their state media.
Emaciated ex-racehorse dumped in field left to die finds new home
The case of Forest is common one, said the ISPCA who will be talking about Forest and animal cruelty on RTE’s Prime Time this evening.
Ceasing online animal sales would make it harder to find 'unscrupulous dealers'
The DSPCA said it’s a serious problem but claims removing ads for these sales would drive the marker underground.
Woman jailed for microwaving her kitten after it attacked goldfish
Sentencing the 23-year-old woman to 14 weeks in jail, the judge said it was an act “of utterly horrendous cruelty”.
Man kept 18 dogs in a jeep and shed with no access to water
The man was banned from keeping dogs for ten years.
Fox-tossing, goose-pulling and rat-baiting: bloodsports through the ages
It’s not all fox-hunting, sometimes it comes down to a rat infestation or hating the French.
This is why a woman was banned from keeping dogs for 2 years
An ISPCA inspector and gardaí found two emaciated boxer dogs at the woman’s house a year ago.
Man in court for throwing four-month-old kitten into the air
The kitten, Oscar, suffered a broken foot and a stomach injury during the incident, which was filmed and uploaded to Facebook.
Four dogs found in horrific case of animal cruelty, only one has survived
The surviving dog Willow is being cared for around the clock by the DSPCA.
Men plead guilty to training dogs for animal fights
The PSNI said that the men were aged 43 and 19 years of age.
Dog found under a pile of rubbish with his skull smashed is on the mend
The vet said the hunting dog, Fionn, had received a severe blunt force trauma to the head.
Men released after being questioned over horse shot dead in Kildare
The men were stopped by gardaí on the N4 shortly after the shooting.
Horse euthanised after being found with two broken legs in Wicklow estate
A vet had to be called to the scene to put the animal down.
Donkey suffers hypothermia after spending night stuck in Dublin canal
The donkey, which is believed to have been in the canal all night, has now been surrendered by her owner to the DSPCA.
Animal charity to report to gardaí after puppy found shot in Athlone
The puppy was found at a popular dog-walking spot with four shotgun shells on its body.
Horse dies after being doused with petrol and set alight
Gardaí are investigating the slaughter of the abandoned horse which happened in the Fettercairn area of Tallaght.
Charity warns public about ‘illicit puppy traders’ selling online
The charity estimates there are more than 10,000 dogs and puppies for sale online on any given day.
Elderly man banned from keeping dogs in 'graphic and horrific' case
The 80-year-old was also handed down a three-month suspended sentence after the ISPCA discovered four dead dogs and four emaciated Collies at his property in Cork.
Animal rights group to contact schools after cats killed with firecrackers in Drogheda
ARAN has said it wants schools to allow its campaigners to talk to children about the importance of treating animals with kindness and respect.
Cat 'struck by pellets from gun' on Belfast Road - and survives
It was a discovery that recalls a recent Love/Hate episode, with police treating it as a case of animal cruelty.
Love/Hate blamed for decapitated ducks
Animal Rights group ARAN is willing to offer a reward of €1500 if someone comes forward with information that leads to a conviction.
Collie pups tied in fertiliser bag and dumped in drain
The two pups, named Themla and Louise by their rescuers, were brought back to Roscommon Garda Station where they were given warm bed for the night in a cell.
Poll: Should we ban fur farming in Ireland?
Simon Coveney told us this week that although he doesn’t like the industry, he believes regulating it is the way to go. But do you think fur farms should be closed down?
Sligo man charged with keeping a pony tied up for so long the rope tore her face
William ‘Jack’ Conway admitted to the offence at Sligo District Court and has until September to pay a fine or face prison.