The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) is a registered charity, established in 1840, to prevent cruelty to animals and is now Ireland’s largest animal welfare organisation.
In 2010 the DSPCA commenced work on a new unique sustainable charity model for animal welfare. The new Pet Boarding Centre opened in November 2010 and the private Vet Clinic opened in February 2011.
The DSPCA is the only animal welfare charity in the city that cares for all animals, domestic and wild. This is a tradition the staff at the DSPCA are very proud of.
Opened in 2003, it is a state of the art facility offering shelter and care to a wide variety of animals including dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, goats, cows, pigs, rabbits, ferrets, gerbils, budgies, snakes, terrapins and all manner of farmyard fowl.
The rescue and re-homing centre is also a rest stop for a number of injured and young wildlife awaiting release including swans, foxes, badgers, hedgehogs and small birds.
The areas on public view include the stables, paddocks and grazing pastures, the dog kennels, cattery, small animal sections, pig play area, goat and fowl areas and entry to the centre is free.
The DSPCA relies on generous donations from the public to do our work.