Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is Ireland’s largest national animal welfare charity, and represents 17 affiliated member societies. Together the ISPCA and our members rescue, treat and responsibly rehome tens of thousands of animals of all different species.
Our role is to prevent cruelty to animals, to promote animal welfare and to pro-actively relieve animal suffering in Ireland. The ISPCA supports the aims of similarly minded animal welfare bodies throughout the world. The ISPCA believes that animals have the right to live their lives free from needless suffering and we aim to rescue, rehabilitate and responsibly rehome animals that are subjected to cruelty or neglect. We also believe that all animals have an intrinsic value entirely independent of their value or use to man and should be respected and protected accordingly.
In short, we:
Promote animal welfare
Prevent cruelty to all animals
Relieve animal suffering
Our Mission is that through education, legislation and ongoing support, we can Prevent Cruelty to all Animals.
The ISPCA is a national charity CHY 5619; Registered Charity Number: 20008734 and was established in May 1949, by a group of committed volunteers from across Ireland. Since then, the ISPCA has worked locally and nationally rescuing, rehabilitating and responsibly re-homing cruelly treated and neglected animals.