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# ispca - Monday 24 March, 2014

Emaciated ex-racehorse dumped in field left to die finds new home

The case of Forest is common one, said the ISPCA who will be talking about Forest and animal cruelty on RTE’s Prime Time this evening.

# ispca - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Duffy's Circus brands criticism of their use of sea lions as "misleading and hurtful"

The circus has said that they treat their animals’ welfare as a “top priority”.

# ispca - Thursday 6 February, 2014

This is why a woman was banned from keeping dogs for 2 years

An ISPCA inspector and gardaí found two emaciated boxer dogs at the woman’s house a year ago.

# ispca - Monday 27 January, 2014

Hay drive begins to help save "deluge" of dumped horses

The ISPCA is urgently asking Irish people to donate money to buy hay and feed a neglected horse.

# ispca - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Nine dogs saved from death

The dogs from Carrick – which wrote about earlier this week – have all been offered accommodation.

# ispca - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Men released after being questioned over horse shot dead in Kildare

The men were stopped by gardaí on the N4 shortly after the shooting.

# ispca - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Elderly man banned from keeping dogs in 'graphic and horrific' case Animal Cruelty This post contains images

Elderly man banned from keeping dogs in 'graphic and horrific' case

The 80-year-old was also handed down a three-month suspended sentence after the ISPCA discovered four dead dogs and four emaciated Collies at his property in Cork.

# ispca - Saturday 26 October, 2013

How to keep your pets safe this Halloween

A spike in the amount of strays is usually noted after the Halloween period, said an ISPCA inspector.

# ispca - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Over 40 complaints lodged over Love/Hate cat shooting scene

Animal rights groups have been critical of the scene, which showed the animal being machine-gunned to death.

# ispca - Monday 2 September, 2013

Collie pups tied in fertiliser bag and dumped in drain Animal Cruelty This post contains images

Collie pups tied in fertiliser bag and dumped in drain

The two pups, named Themla and Louise by their rescuers, were brought back to Roscommon Garda Station where they were given warm bed for the night in a cell.

# ispca - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

ISPCA at "breaking point" dealing with increased calls for help

The ISPCA received 1,524 calls over the whole of 2012 – and has taken 1,372 calls so far this year.

# ispca - Friday 21 June, 2013

Sligo man charged with keeping a pony tied up for so long the rope tore her face

William ‘Jack’ Conway admitted to the offence at Sligo District Court and has until September to pay a fine or face prison.

# ispca - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Graphic images show horse's mauled body in North Dublin

Two horses were killed in two separate incidents in the Darndale area of Dublin yesterday.

# ispca - Saturday 13 April, 2013

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.

# ispca - Thursday 11 April, 2013

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 - Thursday 28 March, 2013

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 - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

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 - Saturday 23 March, 2013

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?

# ispca - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Poll: Are Ireland’s animal welfare laws strong enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# ispca - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

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.

# ispca - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

140 dogs saved in biggest canine rescue in State history Rescue This post contains images

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”.

# ispca - Monday 21 January, 2013

Four ponies rescued as ISPCA gets record no of equine distress calls ISPCA This post contains images

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 - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

ISPCA: "Don't abandon the pet puppy you got for Christmas"

Almost 500 dogs were abandoned last January and February.

# ispca - Saturday 10 November, 2012

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.

# ispca - Thursday 4 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Iggy What? Lizard found in Kildare garden The Great Escape

Iggy What? Lizard found in Kildare garden

The ISPCA rescued Iggy after he was discovered among the flowerbeds in Kilcock.

# ispca - Friday 6 July, 2012

Public warned not to keep fox cubs as pets

A number of orphaned baby foxes have been reported to the ISPCA recently.

# ispca - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Over 20 dogs rescued from "squalid conditions" in Co Laois ANIMAL RESCUE This post contains images

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.

# ispca - Friday 20 April, 2012

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 - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

ISPCA rescues five donkeys in one week

Donkeys were found in terrible conditions in Donegal, Sligo and Kildare.

# ispca - Saturday 12 November, 2011

ISPCA rescues pony after it was set on fire

The yearling colt has been suffering with burns since Halloween weekend.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# ispca - Friday 11 November, 2011

Daily Fix: Friday

A round up of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

# ispca - Friday 7 October, 2011

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 - Sunday 17 April, 2011

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.

# ispca - Sunday 2 January, 2011

Would somebody please think of the... dog?

Experts warn that Christmas can be hazardous for dogs and cats. Honestly.