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August 2023
Stricter laws on ownership of dogs with cropped ears to be introduced in coming weeks
Cropping the ears of dogs is an offence in Ireland but at present there is no law in place against owning a dog with cropped ears.
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.
'National crisis in animal welfare': post-pandemic surge in cruelty cases says ISPCA
The charity needs to raise €500,000 from members of the public so that no animal will be turned away from the care it needs.
Gardaí seize six dogs in Sligo in joint operation with ISPCA
A German Shepard Malamute, four American Staffordshire Terriers and one mixed-breed dog are now in the care of the ISPCA.
All time
Tipperary woman convicted of animal cruelty after dog found neglected in back garden
The woman, from Nenagh in Tipperary, was convicted at Nenagh District Court on 9 December.
Woman convicted for possessing stolen dog that was found dead at Tipperary property
ISPCA Inspector Alice Lacey said the case “emphasises the value of having your dog microchipped”.
Chairperson of ISPCA urged to enter mediation over her suspension from charity's board
Fiona Squibb told the court that ISPCA’s CEO Andrew Kelly had long sought her removal.
Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain
The dog was found by an ISPCA inspector in Co Donegal.
Donegal woman finds Mexican red rump tarantula in bunch of bananas
Parker will be moving to Alcorn’s Tropical World shortly to live out the rest of its days.
Abandoned dog 'in safe hands' after being rescued from locked crate by ISPCA
It was unclear how long the dog was kept in the crate.
Man pleads guilty after dog and cat found in 'outrageous state of filth'
The ISPCA said that these cases aren’t rare.
Newborn kittens abandoned in plastic bag taken into ISPCA care
The kittens were found by gardaí near a cemetery in Co Longford.
'Disturbing': Three newborn puppies found dangling over river in plastic bag
The ISPCA has issued an appeal for information following Wednesday’s discovery.
ISPCA says dog groomers can provide services for pets who need 'urgent' care
Groomers have been advised to assess each dog on “a case-by-case basis” via photos or video conferencing.
Fota Wildlife Park expecting losses of €3.5 million this year as coronavirus reality bites
Smaller pet farms around the country are feeling the impact already.
ISPCA rescue pony left tied to electricity pole and 'eating mud to survive'
The animal rescue is trying to trace the owner.
'Heartbreaking': Eight dogs rescued from 'appalling' living conditions in Cork
The dogs had to be sedated before they could be treated or groomed.
'A pitiful state': Man fined €800 after dog and puppies found underweight and infested with fleas
All of the dogs made full recoveries.
'It's absolutely shocking': Young dog with severe injuries found chained to gate
The animal was found in a critical condition by ISPCA staff.
ISPCA rescues six nursing puppies after mother is found chained to gate in Co Roscommon
The discovery was made by a member of the public.
Are you a pet owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe and content this Halloween
With lots of loud noises going off, many people will be keeping a closer eye on their dogs and other pets.
The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 3 puppies abandoned in Co Westmeath garden
Tomás, Fifi and Liam are currently at the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre.
ISPCA seize six Jack Russell puppies with docked tails
All of the six puppies have been deemed healthy and have been rehomed.
ISPCA appeals for help in rehoming 91 cats being cared for around the country
An inspector recently removed ten kittens from a property in Wicklow where the cats were breeding out of control.
Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain
The ISPCA has called for tougher regulations around the selling of exotic animals as pets.
Snake that was rescued after being abandoned in the Wicklow Mountains last month has died
The five-foot-long snake was found to be underweight, dehydrated and injured in the Wicklow Mountains late last month.
'It was really touch and go': Eight-week-old pup given life saving surgery following public donations
“We realised we were dealing with a very life threatening condition.”
'Harrowing conditions': Man jailed for three years and banned from owning dogs or horses for life
Dead animals were scattered around the farmer’s property, some of which were used to feed the dogs.
We're in for some wintry weather over the weekend, here's how to keep your pet safe and happy
Met Éireann has forecasted freezing temperatures for the coming days.
Puppies found among discarded rubbish rescued after passerby heard their cries
The two puppies, Shannon and Saoirse, are recuperating in the ISPCA’s care.
'They deserve a second chance': ISPCA appeals for new homes for nine rescued Terrier dogs
The dogs were discovered by the ISPCA living in unsuitable conditions where their welfare was compromised.
Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween
Emergency services do not want to see a repeat of Halloween-related injuries they have seen in previous years.
'Social and friendly': Penelope the Python is looking for a new home
The Python was first spotted by a member of the public in Kinlough Park “sunning herself on the side of a trail” in July.
Farmer found guilty after almost 40 dogs chained and neglected on property
The man received a fine of €1,150.
ISPCA rescues 86 dogs and puppies from illegal dog breeder
Over 100 dogs and puppies were rescued by the ISPCA over a three day period.
ISPCA inspector finds 44 cats at Meath house after report from member of public
The ISPCA said the property originally housed three cats but they were allowed to ‘breed uncontrollably’.
ISPCA find Albert the snake who snuck out of his cage and went wandering around Tipperary
Albert is currently quarantined to monitor for diseases
27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland
The dogs and puppies are now in the care of the ISPCA.
Over 1,200 vulnerable animals were seized by the ISPCA last year
There were 16,211 calls were made to the ISPCA’s helpline last year.
Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility
The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.