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# animals - Monday 28 September, 2020

'We all want to see a solution, but nobody wants to see these animals get their heads blown off'

Minister Darragh O’Brien distanced himself from a pilot scheme he referenced in the Dáil.

# animals - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Spiders, sharks and science: The best pictures from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

The photos come from the almost 50,000 entries to the Natural History Museum’s competition.

# animals - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about these small mammals?

The smallest of all the mammals in Ireland.

# animals - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

ISPCA says dog groomers can provide services for pets who need 'urgent' care

Groomers have been advised to assess each dog on “a case-by-case basis” via photos or video conferencing.

# animals - Saturday 28 March, 2020

People advised to 'think twice' before getting new pet during time of social distancing

The DSPCA fears people will return these pets when work and school routines go back to normal.

# animals - Sunday 15 March, 2020

The Irish For: As we celebrate St Patrick's removal of snakes, what other animals have come and gone from Ireland?

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at the stories behind some of Ireland’s most famous animals

# animals - Thursday 12 December, 2019

The Lambay black rat is now the only 'threatened' terrestrial mammal species in Ireland

There is better news for bats, squirrels and otters.

# animals - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Horse put down after being found injured and stuck under gate in Meath

The horse was discovered by the charity yesterday in Clonard, Co Meath.

# animals - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Dog years are a myth and puppies are middle-aged, scientists claim

‘Who’s a good man?’

# animals - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Almost 2,000 people have surrendered their dogs to Dogs Trust so far this year

The charity is urging those considering adopting a dog for Christmas to sponsor one instead.

# animals - Monday 28 October, 2019

Are you a pet owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe and content this Halloween

With lots of loud noises going off, many people will be keeping a closer eye on their dogs and other pets.

# animals - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'We're terrified the bulldozers will move in': Locals fight to save animal habitat in Dublin park

New recreational facilities are set to be built in Dodder Valley Park.

# animals - Sunday 29 September, 2019

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

The Irish language has many names for different creatures in the wild.

# animals - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Around 40 knackeries close down temporarily as losses mount

“The sustainability of knackeries is in question,” a Louth TD said.

# animals - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Rampaging cow injures man and damages cars after breaking free from Ennis Mart

Gardaí say the cow made its way to Dunnes Stores before being caught.

# animals - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Salamanders and toad illegally posted to Ireland from Spain

The ISPCA has called for tougher regulations around the selling of exotic animals as pets.

# animals - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets

The three animals are grouped together in EU legislation because those species are susceptible to rabies.

# animals - Friday 7 June, 2019

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony

Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# animals - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Toddler killed by leopard in South African national park

The two-year-old boy was the son of a staff member.

# animals - Friday 10 May, 2019

Opinion: I always wanted pets but our hairy, howling cat is making my life hell

Are you a 30-something couple with no kids, who are thinking about getting a pet? Well think again, writes Leah Ni Chuinn.

# animals - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Pigs, chickens ... a pony called Moses. Take a tour of Dublin city's first public urban farm ST ANNES PARK This post contains videos

Pigs, chickens ... a pony called Moses. Take a tour of Dublin city's first public urban farm

Based in St. Anne’s Park in Raheny, the farm is free to the public.

# animals - Monday 31 December, 2018

Lion kills young worker in US conservation park

Alexandra Black had spent just 10 days as an intern in the facility.

# animals - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat

A three-year survey of the duck-billed animal suggested its numbers had fallen by 30%.

# animals - Monday 12 November, 2018

British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

People travelling to rabies-affected countries are being reminded to avoid contact with animals.

# animals - Friday 9 November, 2018

Cat climbed into car engine in Dublin and ended up in Offaly

The DSPCA is looking to locate the cat’s owner.

# animals - Friday 26 October, 2018

'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze

The survival rate for cats affected by antifreeze poisoning is less than 5%.

# animals - Friday 13 July, 2018

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park

The loss of so many in one go is unprecedented – an investigation has been launched.

# animals - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave Monkey Business This post contains videos

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave

Lounging by the pool is an activity all mammals seem to enjoy.

# animals - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans

This could have an impact on their fitness and reproduction levels.

# animals - Friday 1 June, 2018

German zoo finds missing lions, tigers and jaguar hiding in their enclosures

A bear which had broken free from its enclosure was however shot dead.

# animals - Friday 25 May, 2018

'Virtual safe space' aims to help identify threats facing bumblebees

The free tool provides a computer simulation of how colonies will develop.

# animals - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

Bear dancing — forcibly taught to the animals by making them walk on hot coals — is a practice that still survives in the Balkans.

# animals - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Council forced to spend €7,000 to dispose of animal carcasses dumped off Clare cliffs

A court heard that the State authorities carried out a painstaking investigation to identify the remains.

# animals - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility

The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.

# animals - Saturday 3 February, 2018

US airlines are tightening the leash on 'emotional support animals'

Earlier this week, an airline turned away a peacock, because of health and safety concerns.

# animals - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

186 people have asked to surrender their dogs to Dogs Trust since Christmas

PJ was dropped outside the centre by his owner.

# animals - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia

The monkeys jumped 20 feet from a climbing frame in their habitat before running riot in the zoo grounds.

# animals - Monday 15 January, 2018

# animals - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Limerick teenagers threw baby rabbit towards a river and let their dogs attack it

Limerick Animal Welfare is currently caring for the rabbit.

# animals - Monday 18 December, 2017

'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries'

Meanwhile, Action For Animal Welfare Ireland has posted images of a severely neglected horse on its Facebook page.

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