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Last month
November 2023
Lord Mayor says welfare has 'never been an issue' as animals return to Mansion House live crib
Lord Mayor Daithí de Roiste announced that live animals will be returning to the Mansion House crib
This year
Dog behaviourist: You can learn to speak cat - here are some tips
Suzi Walsh says there are subtle cues you can pick up from your cat if you want to understand what they’re trying to communicate.
Four people to appear in court after 38 dogs found in inhumane conditions in Citywest
Other animals recovered from the premises included cats, parrots, tarantulas, a snake, a scorpion and a millipede.
DSPCA issues appeal for owner to come forward after giant rabbit found
The Flemish Giant rabbit was found in Mulhuddart in North-West Dublin last Thursday.
Over 100 dogs currently on waiting list to be surrendered to DSPCA
The charity told The Journal that it has also seen an increase in the number of older dogs being surrendered to the shelter.
Last year
DSPCA seeking more volunteers due to 'concerning' surge in surrendered pet rabbits and dogs
The animal welfare charity describes the number of surrendered dogs as ‘unprecedented’.
Debunked: Is it potentially dangerous to give dogs ice during high temperatures?
A viral post shared thousands of times during the heatwave warned against giving K9s ice, but is it true?
Here's how to keep your pets safe and cool during the hot weather
Met Éireann has issued a nationwide Status Yellow high temperature warning from tomorrow.
Gardaí investigating second discovery of decapitated animal in south Dublin
It follows on from the gruesome discovery of a mutilated dog earlier this week.
Garda investigation after dog found decapitated in south Dublin
Gardaí in Clondalkin are carrying out the investigation.
DSPCA 'steps away' from fundraiser after concerns raised over impact of NFTs
The animal charity last week launched a fundraising campaign selling “reimagined viral dog memes” as NFTs.
All time
'Do your research' before choosing to get a pet this Christmas, DSPCA says
Many animals are often surrendered or simply abandoned after the festive season.
Public warned not to buy puppies this Christmas as some farms 'churning out' hundreds of dogs
The DSPCA has urged people to adopt and not to shop, where possible.
Dozens of animals - including dogs, cats, parrots and a snake - seized by gardaí in Dublin
The animals have been taken by the DSPCA for veterinary treatment.
100 ducklings rehomed by charity after short-lived social media trend
People earlier this month were urged not to buy ducklings being sold for as low as €5 each.
If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
DSPCA education and community outreach projects are trying to address welfare issues facing loose horses in the greater Dublin area.
Second batch of puppies recovered at Dublin Port in 24 hours
The puppies were found in a box in the back of a van.
Six puppies destined for the UK seized by Revenue at Dublin Port
They are now in the care of the DSPCA.
Stolen to breed: Criminals stealing thoroughbred dogs 'to make quick cash' by breeding them
Gardaí are aware of an increase in the number of dog thefts.
There is no 'dognapping epidemic' - but gardaí warn pet owners to be vigilant
Gardaí are investigating a number of the incidents since lockdown began.
Thirty-three dogs seized by gardaí at Dublin port
The dogs are now in the care of the DSPCA.
People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing
The DSPCA fears people will return these pets when work and school routines go back to normal.
'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old
The new regulations also require all adverts to include microchip numbers.
DSPCA investigating after 12 greyhounds found in back of van going to Spain
The dogs were seized by Revenue over the weekend.
Twelve Irish-trained greyhounds discovered in cages with no food or water at Dublin Port
Nine of the 12 dogs have raced in the last month
Six Cocker Spaniel puppies seized by DSPCA and Revenue at Dublin Port last night
The puppies were found concealed among furniture in a van.
Dog dies after being 'eaten alive' by maggots in case of severe neglect in Dublin
The Shih Tzu was found collapsed in west Dublin last week.
Foxhound and 3 lurchers seized at Dublin Port
The four dogs were not microchipped and did not have the proper documentation.
Rescue centres under strain by huge influx of kittens after heatwave prolonged cat mating season
So far this year the DSPCA has taken in 1,389 cats and kittens.
Cat climbed into car engine in Dublin and ended up in Offaly
The DSPCA is looking to locate the cat’s owner.
The DSPCA have been sharing videos of their staff feeding ice-pops to horses and pigs
We’ll remember this heatwave fondly when it’s on Reeling In the Years.
Gardaí and DSPCA warn dog owners to be careful after dog left in hot car found 'in distress'
DSPCA inspectors and gardai were about to break the car windows when the owner returned to his vehicle.
We could be heading into a heatwave - here are some tips on keeping your pets cool and happy
Temperatures are set to soar in the coming days. Here’s some advice.
'The worst case of mange seen in years': DSPCA appeal for information about abandoned dogs
The two dogs, a Labrador and a German Shepherd, were found tied up outside Ashtown dog pound.
'It's illegal and they'll be seized': DSPCA condemns transport of puppies without passports to UK
Revenue officers seized five puppies at Dublin Port yesterday.
Appeal for help after a dozen exotic birds escaped Dublin aviary during Storm Emma
It is understood that about 12 birds escaped the enclosure.
DSPCA inundated with unwanted pets and it's still over three weeks until Christmas
The DSPCA wants to remind people that their pet is a member of the family and “not a disposable item”.
'It could have injured itself badly': DSPCA criticise man who rode horse through Dublin pub
A video has emerged online of a man riding a horse through a Dublin pub.
Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin
The DSPCA’s veterinary team said Victoria is “very lucky” to be alive.
This puppy was one of three found in the back of a van at Dublin Port yesterday
The three dogs are now in the care of the DSPCA.