Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a registered charity, established in 1840 to prevent cruelty to animals and is now Ireland's largest animal welfare organisation. Cruelty, neglect, accidental injury and sickness to animals continues today - and we are still here dealing with these problems.

We care for animals by:

  • Investigating suspected cruelty and where appropriate prosecuting people who inflict cruelty on animals.
  • We have two Inspectors who cover the Dublin area.
  • Providing animal ambulance service to rescue sick and injured animals.
  • Caring for animals at our shelter in Rathfarnham.
  • Finding new homes for the animals in our care.
  • Providing advice and information to the public on pet care and animal related queries.
  • Providing accessible veterinary treatment at our mobile clinics.
  • Providing educational information and an information service, colleges and youth groups.
  • Providing career guidance advice for those interested in working with animals.
  • Working on legislative changes to improve protection for animals.

Contact Information: 

Shelter Details:
Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Tel 01 - 493 55 02/4
Fax 01 - 493 76 74


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