Animal Welfare-Rights

Alliance for Animal Rights

Alliance for Animal Rights [AFAR] is a Dublin based Animal Rights group established since 1989.

We actively campaign on issues such as Fur Farming, Greyhound Racing,Veganism, Vivisection and Blood Sports.

We perceive Veganism as the moral baseline of the animal rights position.

We reject violence to all sentient beings.

We promote  activism in the form of direct action, vegan education and the exposure of animal violations and injustices

In other words  ‘we agitate, liberate and educate’

Animal Advocacy

Animal Advocacy is one not-for-profit person, nested in an inspiring network of charitable, government, public and networking organisations, volunteers and individuals. We’re all part of that network!

I’m primarily involved in Trap Neuter Return (TNR) and animal transportation, but I do seem to end up doing a bit of fostering and rehoming in the process. And networking. And information provision. There’s always something!

Animal Care Society

The Animal Care Society (Cork), a registered charity, was formed in October 2000. The aim of the Animal Care Society is stated in its name, to try and provide care to all animals in Cork City and County that require it. We are almost entirely made up of volunteers who give their time and effort to help animals.

Through our network of dedicated dog, cat and wildlife fosterers we have rehomed over 6000 animals since our foundation. We also operate a help line service dealing with animal welfare matters.

BirdWatch Ireland

BirdWatch Ireland is the trading name of the Irish Wildbird Conservancy (IWC), which was formed in 1968 from the merger of three ornithological bodies - the Irish Society for the Protection of Birds (ISPB), the Irish Ornithologists' Club and the Irish Wildfowl Conservancy. Since then, we have grown to become Ireland's largest, most experienced and active independent nature conservation body. We have a network of member branches throughout the country, actively promoting the importance of birds and their habitats.

The key aims of BirdWatch Ireland are:

Cats Aid

Cats Aid is a  volunteer group who rescue & rehome cats & kittens in the Dublin area.

The objectives of Cats Aid are:

To rescue, rehabilitate and find good homes for unwanted cats on the explicit understanding that no health-recoverable cat taken in by Cats Aid will be destroyed.

  • The establishment of a permanent shelter/sanctuary for cats.
  • The education of the general public in the care of cats with particular emphasis on the importance of spaying and neutering.

Website: Cats Aid

Clare Animal Welfare

Clare Animal Welfare is a non-profit, charity organisation registered in Ireland.

We actively search for permanent, quality homes for our animals through advertisements in local newspapers, veterinary clinics, pet shops, and special events that provide exposure.

We actively support, encourage and promote neutering of pet dogs as an ethical solution to the over-population and killing of dogs in Ireland. We also wish to improve the welfare of dogs through general education of the public and through education programmes for children.

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)

CIWF-Ireland started in 1992. It is part of the international CIWF group which was founded in England and now has offices in the UK, Holland and Ireland and a sister organisation in France.

CIWF campaigns solely for improvements in farm animal welfare. Specifically, we want to see an end to industrialised farming of animals and the live export trade stopped. We are also opposed to genetic engineering and cloning of farm animals. We believe that farm animals should be kept in ways that allow them to carry out their natural behaviours and that do not cause them suffering or pain.

Dog Rescue Ireland

Dog Rescue is a Voluntary Irish Animal Charity dedicated to rescuing and re-homing unwanted, abandoned Irish Greyhounds and dogs.

Every dog has a right to life and no healthy dog will ever be destroyed while under 'Dog Rescue' care.

Dog Rescue plays a huge part in rescuing Irish greyhounds, both ex-racer and other. These would otherwise be destroyed.

These greyhounds are re-homed throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States as domestic pets.

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:

Fettercairn Youth Horse Project

The Fettercairn Youth Horse Project aims to develop opportunities for social, personal, educational, and vocational development among young people.

Provide the opportunity for young people to develop skills in animal welfare, stable management and horse riding.

Develop employment opportunities for young people in the equine industry.

We run Group/local/private riding and Stable management Lessons that cater for all group types and needs.