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More than 340 dogs have been rehomed from an "appalling" puppy farm in Carlow
Three people were arrested after the farm was discovered in April.
Man fined €150 for causing a dog to suffer a "slow, lingering death"
The dog was found to have died from parvovirus and had not received any veterinary attention.
Roscommon men fined for illegally docking puppies' tails
The practice is now against the law.
Donegal woman abandoned dog with no food or water in room with faeces and urine
Megan has since made a full recovery and has been rehomed.
'Appalling and horrific' puppy farm with dead animals on site closed down
Inspectors took 52 dogs and two horses away from the site.
Online crackdown on 'rogue puppy-breeders'
Minimum standards have been launched for classified ad websites that allow pet sales.
PHOTOS: Cork firefighters rescue horse stuck in river
The animal had been trapped for at least two days.
Seven-month-old foal found with massive neck wounds in Sligo
WARNING: This article contains a graphic image some people may find distressing.
Buzzard shot and left for dead in Westmeath
“This poor bird must have been in agony until it was found and given pain relief.”
Own a pet? Here are some tips for keeping them safe in bad weather
It’s time to winter-proof your pet’s home.
Horses shot and left for dead on Cork/ Limerick border
WARNING: This story contains some images of a graphic nature.
Man jailed and banned from keeping animals over cruelty to dogs
A dog with 11 pups had no food or drink available.
Record number of animals removed from Ballinasloe Horse Fair despite 'considerable progress'
The festival this month saw 37 animals taken into the care of the ISPCA, 28 of which were dogs.
Foal rescued after falling down open manhole
He’s fine now after being reunited with his mother.
'Barbaric': Puppy had tail cut off before being abandoned
The ISPCA is appealing for information in relation to an injured puppy found in Portlaoise.
Garth the bull terrier makes full recovery after vicious attack by another dog
He was found with severe wounds in a field in north Dublin earlier this year.
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.
The ISPCA wants horse owners to tackle over-population
By not allowing them to breed.
ISPCA warns that casual dog fighting is on the rise
The activity is called “rolling” and is often linked to gangs.
Activists 'alarmed' after circus camel walks into traffic
It’s led to new calls for a ban on wild animals in circuses.
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.
ISPCA warns that 'dogs die in hot cars' and leaving the window open isn't enough
Dog owners are advised to plan in advance before taking pets on any journeys.
Banning sulky racing 'could make it more dangerous and drive it underground'
Another horse died on Sunday during one of these races.
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.
These 62 rescued dogs need new homes
The poodles, chihuahuas and other dogs were discovered at a redundant breeding facility in Cork.
Six four-week-old puppies found with tails illegally cut
The ISPCA is now caring for the little puppies, who were found in Roscommon.
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.
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.
Duffy's Circus brands criticism of their use of sea lions as "misleading and hurtful"
The circus has said that they treat their animals’ welfare as a “top priority”.
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.
Hay drive begins to help save "deluge" of dumped horses
The ISPCA is urgently asking Irish people to donate money to buy hay and feed a neglected horse.
Nine dogs saved from death
The dogs from Carrick – which wrote about earlier this week – have all been offered accommodation.
Men released after being questioned over horse shot dead in Kildare
The men were stopped by gardaí on the N4 shortly after the shooting.
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.
How to keep your pets safe this Halloween
A spike in the amount of strays is usually noted after the Halloween period, said an ISPCA inspector.
Over 40 complaints lodged over Love/Hate cat shooting scene
Animal rights groups have been critical of the scene, which showed the animal being machine-gunned to death.
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.
ISPCA at "breaking point" dealing with increased calls for help
The ISPCA received 1,524 calls over the whole of 2012 – and has taken 1,372 calls so far this year.
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.
Graphic images show horse's mauled body in North Dublin
Two horses were killed in two separate incidents in the Darndale area of Dublin yesterday.