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Huge variations in payment of dog fines by local authorities
Figures from 2012 show payment rates varied from full compliance to just 3.6 per cent.
Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week
All six horses had died or had to be humanely destroyed because of starvation and neglect.
ISPCA delighted with Coveney's 'progressive approach' to dog micro-chipping
The Minister for Agriculture hopes to bring in regulations which will see all dogs micro-chipped.
ISPCA want government to 'enforce legislation' as equine calls increase
The charity’s equine units are now full beyond capacity due to a 33 per cent increase in calls which relate to horses in distress.
ISPCA's search for perfect home for unusual animals
From pigs to foals, these animals need the right home. Could you be the one to give them a forever home?
Poll: Are Ireland’s animal welfare laws strong enough?
A number of cases recently have shown how badly some animals are treated by their owners – but are the punishments enough?
10 tips for tackling your dog's extra weight
New figures from the ISPCA have shown that a quarter of family pets in Ireland are overweight.
140 dogs saved in biggest canine rescue in State history
More than 140 dogs were rescued from a property in rural Leitrim, where they were living “in deplorable conditions”.
Four ponies rescued as ISPCA gets record no of equine distress calls
The organisation is appealing to owners to be “particularly vigilant” of their animals during the current cold snap.
ISPCA: "Don't abandon the pet puppy you got for Christmas"
Almost 500 dogs were abandoned last January and February.
ISPCA calls for "consistent enforcement" of dog breeding act
The society said that it fears the act will be enforced more strongly in some areas than others.
Iggy What? Lizard found in Kildare garden
The ISPCA rescued Iggy after he was discovered among the flowerbeds in Kilcock.
Public warned not to keep fox cubs as pets
A number of orphaned baby foxes have been reported to the ISPCA recently.
Over 20 dogs rescued from "squalid conditions" in Co Laois
The case was described as “animal hoarding”, with dogs being kept in unsuitable conditions, such as transport containers. All the dogs will be rehomed through the ISPCA.
The Daily Fix: Friday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
ISPCA rescue abandoned horse in north Cork
TJ is now recovering at an equine centre with the support of the ISPCA staff.
ISPCA rescues five donkeys in one week
Donkeys were found in terrible conditions in Donegal, Sligo and Kildare.
ISPCA rescues pony after it was set on fire
The yearling colt has been suffering with burns since Halloween weekend.
Daily Fix: Friday
A round up of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.
Huge increase in animals rescued by the ISPCA
The ISPCA has seen an increase of almost 50 per cent in the number of dogs rescued in the past year. Due to the recession, there are less people adopting animals.
ISPCA shelters put down more strays than other agencies
Stats from the Department of the Environment show that ISPCA-run shelters put down 59 per cent of animals they take in.
The 9 at 9: Sunday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Man arrested in connection with discovery of a body in Laois; Japan’s nuclear crisis under control ‘within nine months’; shocking figures from the ISPCA; and Cuba’s socialist state could be about to undergo huge change.
Would somebody please think of the... dog?
Experts warn that Christmas can be hazardous for dogs and cats. Honestly.