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# dspca - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

100 ducklings rehomed by charity after short-lived social media trend
# Ducklings
# Ducklings

100 ducklings rehomed by charity after short-lived social media trend

May 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 24,025 Views 13 Comments

People earlier this month were urged not to buy ducklings being sold for as low as €5 each.

# dspca - Saturday 27 March, 2021

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
# Wild Horses
# Wild Horses

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners

Mar 27th 2021, 8:01 PM 22,661 Views 42 Comments

DSPCA education and community outreach projects are trying to address welfare issues facing loose horses in the greater Dublin area.

# dspca - Friday 9 October, 2020

Second batch of puppies recovered at Dublin Port in 24 hours
# Dspca
# Dspca

Second batch of puppies recovered at Dublin Port in 24 hours

Oct 9th 2020, 12:56 PM 27,619 Views 33 Comments

The puppies were found in a box in the back of a van.

# dspca - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Six puppies destined for the UK seized by Revenue at Dublin Port
# Seized
# Seized

Six puppies destined for the UK seized by Revenue at Dublin Port

Oct 8th 2020, 5:15 PM 35,476 Views 24 Comments

They are now in the care of the DSPCA.

# dspca - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Stolen to breed: Criminals stealing thoroughbred dogs 'to make quick cash' by breeding them
# Dognapping
# Dognapping

Stolen to breed: Criminals stealing thoroughbred dogs 'to make quick cash' by breeding them

Aug 9th 2020, 7:45 AM 44,465 Views 65 Comments

Gardaí are aware of an increase in the number of dog thefts.

# dspca - Thursday 30 July, 2020

There is no 'dognapping epidemic' - but gardaí warn pet owners to be vigilant
# Dognapping
# Dognapping

There is no 'dognapping epidemic' - but gardaí warn pet owners to be vigilant

Jul 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 36,898 Views 34 Comments

Gardaí are investigating a number of the incidents since lockdown began.

# dspca - Monday 4 May, 2020

Thirty-three dogs seized by gardaí at Dublin port
# Dspca
# Dspca

Thirty-three dogs seized by gardaí at Dublin port

May 4th 2020, 12:54 PM 69,160 Views 57 Comments

The dogs are now in the care of the DSPCA.

# dspca - Saturday 28 March, 2020

People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing
# Dspca
# Dspca

People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing

Mar 28th 2020, 11:00 AM 33,947 Views 36 Comments

The DSPCA fears people will return these pets when work and school routines go back to normal.

# dspca - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old

Jan 9th 2020, 5:33 PM 87,454 Views 28 Comments

The new regulations also require all adverts to include microchip numbers.

# dspca - 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 11,659 Views 23 Comments

The dogs were seized by Revenue over the weekend.

# dspca - Monday 16 December, 2019

Twelve Irish-trained greyhounds discovered in cages with no food or water at Dublin Port
# Seized
# Seized

Twelve Irish-trained greyhounds discovered in cages with no food or water at Dublin Port

Dec 16th 2019, 6:20 PM 40,685 Views 92 Comments

Nine of the 12 dogs have raced in the last month

# dspca - Monday 19 August, 2019

Six Cocker Spaniel puppies seized by DSPCA and Revenue at Dublin Port last night
# Puppies
# Puppies

Six Cocker Spaniel puppies seized by DSPCA and Revenue at Dublin Port last night

Aug 19th 2019, 5:12 PM 26,713 Views 23 Comments

The puppies were found concealed among furniture in a van.

# dspca - 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 76,278 Views 96 Comments

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

# dspca - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Foxhound and 3 lurchers seized at Dublin Port
# Revenue
# Revenue

Foxhound and 3 lurchers seized at Dublin Port

Dec 20th 2018, 6:51 PM 16,205 Views 15 Comments

The four dogs were not microchipped and did not have the proper documentation.

# dspca - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Rescue centres under strain by huge influx of kittens after heatwave prolonged cat mating season
# Careless Whisker
# Careless Whisker

Rescue centres under strain by huge influx of kittens after heatwave prolonged cat mating season

Dec 15th 2018, 7:15 AM 14,412 Views 20 Comments

So far this year the DSPCA has taken in 1,389 cats and kittens.

# dspca - Friday 9 November, 2018

Cat climbed into car engine in Dublin and ended up in Offaly
# FELINE LUCKY
# FELINE LUCKY

Cat climbed into car engine in Dublin and ended up in Offaly

Nov 9th 2018, 10:32 AM 25,719 Views 41 Comments

The DSPCA is looking to locate the cat’s owner.

# dspca - Monday 2 July, 2018

The DSPCA have been sharing videos of their staff feeding ice-pops to horses and pigs
# Heatwave
From The Daily Edge
# Heatwave

The DSPCA have been sharing videos of their staff feeding ice-pops to horses and pigs

Jul 2nd 2018, 10:20 AM 2,209 Views 0 Comments

We’ll remember this heatwave fondly when it’s on Reeling In the Years.

# dspca - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Gardaí and DSPCA warn dog owners to be careful after dog left in hot car found 'in distress'
# Advice
# Advice

Gardaí and DSPCA warn dog owners to be careful after dog left in hot car found 'in distress'

Jun 28th 2018, 6:15 AM 21,586 Views 28 Comments

DSPCA inspectors and gardai were about to break the car windows when the owner returned to his vehicle.

# dspca - Saturday 23 June, 2018

We could be heading into a heatwave - here are some tips on keeping your pets cool and happy
# Hot Dogs
# Hot Dogs

We could be heading into a heatwave - here are some tips on keeping your pets cool and happy

Jun 23rd 2018, 8:30 AM 16,462 Views 9 Comments

Temperatures are set to soar in the coming days. Here’s some advice.

# dspca - 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 21,127 Views 27 Comments

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

# dspca - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'It's illegal and they'll be seized': DSPCA condemns transport of puppies without passports to UK
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

'It's illegal and they'll be seized': DSPCA condemns transport of puppies without passports to UK

Updated Jun 7th 2018, 11:05 AM 15,574 Views 12 Comments

Revenue officers seized five puppies at Dublin Port yesterday.

# dspca - Monday 5 March, 2018

Appeal for help after a dozen exotic birds escaped Dublin aviary during Storm Emma
# Escapees
# Escapees

Appeal for help after a dozen exotic birds escaped Dublin aviary during Storm Emma

Mar 5th 2018, 6:45 PM 17,662 Views 13 Comments

It is understood that about 12 birds escaped the enclosure.

# dspca - Thursday 30 November, 2017

DSPCA inundated with unwanted pets and it's still over three weeks until Christmas
# SAD DOGGO MUCH DISAPPOINT
# SAD DOGGO MUCH DISAPPOINT

DSPCA inundated with unwanted pets and it's still over three weeks until Christmas

Nov 30th 2017, 6:10 AM 24,813 Views 67 Comments

The DSPCA wants to remind people that their pet is a member of the family and “not a disposable item”.

# dspca - 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 28,510 Views 36 Comments

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

# dspca - 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 22,361 Views 19 Comments

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

# dspca - Friday 5 May, 2017

This puppy was one of three found in the back of a van at Dublin Port yesterday
# BORIS THE DOG
# BORIS THE DOG

This puppy was one of three found in the back of a van at Dublin Port yesterday

May 5th 2017, 5:49 PM 12,753 Views 9 Comments

The three dogs are now in the care of the DSPCA.

# dspca - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Gardaí seized more puppies at Dublin Port last night
# Illegal Export
# Illegal Export

Gardaí seized more puppies at Dublin Port last night

Apr 2nd 2017, 4:03 PM 33,516 Views 18 Comments

The majority of the puppies are Labrador/Collie cross and are just 10 weeks old.

# dspca - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Dublin firefighters have rescued a cat from the Liffey
# Soggy Moggy
# Soggy Moggy

Dublin firefighters have rescued a cat from the Liffey

Mar 21st 2017, 7:57 PM 15,045 Views 28 Comments

The “feisty feline” has been passed over to the care of DSCPA.

# dspca - Monday 6 March, 2017

Four 'designer pups' seized at Dublin Port after being discovered in carry on luggage
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

Four 'designer pups' seized at Dublin Port after being discovered in carry on luggage

Mar 6th 2017, 4:43 PM 16,451 Views 10 Comments

The animals were not microchipped nor did they have pet passports.

# dspca - Thursday 23 February, 2017

John Paul the rabbit needs a home after being abandoned near the Papal Cross
# JP III
From The Daily Edge
# JP III

John Paul the rabbit needs a home after being abandoned near the Papal Cross

Feb 23rd 2017, 5:51 PM 4,016 Views 1 Comment

Ah here.

# dspca - Friday 23 December, 2016

DSPCA renews appeal to public as Christmas present puppy is handed in already
# Prancer
# Prancer

DSPCA renews appeal to public as Christmas present puppy is handed in already

Dec 23rd 2016, 6:05 PM 20,337 Views 26 Comments

His name is Prancer.

# dspca - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Thirteen puppies destined for UK market seized at Dublin Port
# Puppy Farms
# Puppy Farms

Thirteen puppies destined for UK market seized at Dublin Port

Dec 18th 2016, 2:09 PM 14,787 Views 23 Comments

The puppies, seized yesterday, will not be rehomed before Christmas, the DSPCA has said.

# dspca - Sunday 20 November, 2016

'Quiet, hungry' puppies shipped from Dublin Port will soon need new homes
# Puppy Farms
# Puppy Farms

'Quiet, hungry' puppies shipped from Dublin Port will soon need new homes

Nov 20th 2016, 8:15 PM 24,354 Views 14 Comments

The puppies were seized in Holyhead and returned to Dublin, where they are now being cared for in temporary foster homes.

# dspca - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Nearly 100 puppies sent from Dublin Port have been seized in the UK
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

Nearly 100 puppies sent from Dublin Port have been seized in the UK

Nov 15th 2016, 4:07 PM 18,904 Views 22 Comments

The DSPCA said all the animals have been returned to Ireland and are currently receiving veterinary treatment.

# dspca - Friday 11 November, 2016

Gardaí warn pet owners to be responsible after finding abandoned kittens in suitcase
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí warn pet owners to be responsible after finding abandoned kittens in suitcase

Nov 11th 2016, 10:13 AM 12,454 Views 20 Comments

The DSPCA has re-homed over 900 cats and kittens to date in 2016, an increase on previous years.

# dspca - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Are you a dog owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe this Halloween
# Fireworks
# Fireworks

Are you a dog owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe this Halloween

Oct 23rd 2016, 9:30 AM 16,183 Views 23 Comments

With lots of loud noises going off, many people will be keeping a closer eye on their dogs and other pets.

# dspca - Friday 16 September, 2016

Designer puppies rescued from horsebox and van at Dublin Port
# We Want Them
# We Want Them

Designer puppies rescued from horsebox and van at Dublin Port

Sep 16th 2016, 3:36 PM 28,143 Views 30 Comments

The dogs will now be looking for new homes.

# dspca - Friday 2 September, 2016

Gardaí rescue five Pomeranian puppies from van on way to England
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Gardaí rescue five Pomeranian puppies from van on way to England

Sep 2nd 2016, 12:58 PM 18,960 Views 27 Comments

The van was seized for no insurance.

# dspca - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

DSPCA slams 'horrific' puppy trafficking after 23 dogs are seized at Dublin Port
# England Bound
# England Bound

DSPCA slams 'horrific' puppy trafficking after 23 dogs are seized at Dublin Port

Aug 23rd 2016, 3:04 PM 13,490 Views 22 Comments

The dogs are receiving veterinary care, after being found by gardaí.

# dspca - Friday 22 July, 2016

Man fined €4,000 for illegally smuggling 88 puppies through Dublin Port
# Puppy Farms
# Puppy Farms

Man fined €4,000 for illegally smuggling 88 puppies through Dublin Port

Jul 22nd 2016, 6:00 AM 20,467 Views 31 Comments

It is the first conviction of its kind under new legislation.

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