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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.
'If you have to use a shock collar, you don't know how to train a dog - end of story'
There are calls for the Ireland to follow Scotland in banning the use of the canine training devices.
Donegal man admits illegally removing the dew claws from a St Bernard puppy
He gave €250 to the ISPCA after a court case.
Donegal woman who didn't feed her dog banned from keeping animals for five years
The dog was found tied up at the back of the woman’s home next to a dilapidated dog kennel.
ISPCA urging public to come and rehome cats who were used at research facilities
So far this year, 351 cats and kittens have been responsibly rehomed from the centre in Longford.
Photos: Seven puppies rescued after being smuggled from Ireland into Wales
The puppies were found in the boot of a car.
All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA
The dogs are currently at the National Animal Centre in Longford pending housing.
Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers
The dogs are currently being cared for at the National Animal Centre in Longford.
'A longer ban would have been more appropriate'
The ISPCA have released a statement in relation to Davy Russell’s ban for striking a horse.
Tipperary man admits to neglecting old bull terrier who had to be put down
The aged Staffordshire bull terrier was found to be “extremely thin and malnourished” and was put down.
Seven dogs had to be put down after being found in 'deplorable' conditions
The animals’ former owner was barred from owning any dogs.
Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school?
The ISPCA says it would help to reduce the number of animal welfare cases in the future.
'Hungry, thirsty, filthy': Woman fined €2,500 after dogs discovered in horrendous conditions
One of the dogs was missing all but two of his teeth.
Puppies found covered in urine and faeces with no access to food or water
The ISPCA has received over 53,000 calls in the past three years.
In photos: ISPCA report reveals cases of starving dogs and ponies in filthy conditions with no water
In 2016 inspectors initiated 32 prosecutions and saw 15 finalised in court.
Man who hoped his dog would get better without treatment convicted of animal cruelty
The man was in denial and hoped his pet would recover.
Man receives lifetime ban from keeping animals after pig "eaten alive" by dogs
The animal had to be euthanised immediately after the attack.
Woman fined after dog found with its mouth taped shut
She had claimed she did not have a proper muzzle for the dog.
The puppy found at Dublin Airport last week has found a new home for Christmas
The ISPCA recently issued a list of warning signs for puppy farms, adding that pets never make good Christmas presents.
Thinking of buying a puppy for Christmas? Here's why you shouldn't
The ISPCA has warned people to wait until January to avoid funding puppy farms where dogs can be kept in “appalling conditions”.
Are you a dog owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe this Halloween
With lots of loud noises going off, many people will be keeping a closer eye on their dogs and other pets.
Stolen dog reunited with owner after being found on sale at a fair
Joey the dog is now back with his owner after a nine-day ordeal.
3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year
The ISPCA also was involved in 35 prosecutions.
Wicklow man fined €625 for docking dogs' tails
Garda assistance was required to seize the dogs after the owner became “extremely hostile”.
34 'gravely ill' cats discovered in Co Cork
Some of the cats and kittens had to be humanely euthanised on veterinary advice.
Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses
Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.
Twenty Irish bred puppies found crammed in car boot
The ISPCA is now looking for homes for the puppies.
Meath man convicted after dog Coco left emaciated and barely able to walk
The ISPCA says the dog had a chronic skin condition all over the lower half of her body.
Wooden crates for housing dogs "no longer in use" at dog breeding farm in Cavan
Cavan County Council inspected a dog breeding farm following a recent BBC Spotlight programme.
Cork man fined after Huskies were found covered in faeces with no access to food
One of the dogs was pregnant.
Calls for animal circus ban after protesters left bloody at demo
The ISPCA has been runnings its ‘Big Stop’ campaign to have the attractions outlawed.
Ponies rescued after becoming stranded on Waterford cliff
The ponies have now been moved to a more secure field.
Photos: 13 dogs found standing in inches of their own dirt in Cork
All the dogs were extremely underweight and there was no clean water available to them.
18 pups found in car boot at Dublin Port, one fighting for his life
The DSPCA said Ireland is the puppy farm capital of Europe.
German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch
WARNING: This post contains images some readers may find distressing.
Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property
The ISPCA have released the video in order “to highlight the aftermath of the cruelty” that they deal with.
ISPCA issues warning not to buy pets as surprise Christmas gift
The warning comes as the charity rescues two Red Setters from dangerous conditions.
Bag of dead puppies found dumped in Meath stream
The animals were found in fertiliser bags last week.
Youths in Ballymun attempt to set fire to four kittens
Other young people in the area saw what they were doing and rescued the kittens.
Woman who abandoned dog with no food or water fined and banned from keeping animals
The woman had plead guilty to leaving the dog locked in a kitchen.