The DSPCA says the 116 puppies seized in raid on Dublin Port on Wednesday are generally in good health, but cannot be adopted yet as they may be used as evidence. Photograph: DSPCA 1:42

The 116 puppies seized by gardaí at Dublin Port cannot be put up for adoption yet because they could be used as evidence in a criminal trial, the Dubl(...)

Photograph: DSPCA

The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals co-ordinated almost 50 callouts this week to check on reports of neglected horses. “We saw(...)

Live animal crib opens at Mansion House with children from St Joseph’s Nursery singing When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney. Entrance is free but donations go to the homeless. Still from Daniel O’Connor video. 1:44

There was no baby Jesus in the live animal crib, but if there was the children from St Joseph’s Nursery would probably have upstaged him. Dressed as a(...)

Children from Scoil Chaoimhin, Marlborough St., at the Opening of the 20th year of the IFA Live Animal Crib. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some people are extremely hypocritical when it comes to helping homeless people, Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke has said. He said he had received ema(...)

The owner of a Carlow wildlife park belives his emu was stolen. Photograph: Southern County Fishing Resort /Facebook

The owner of a Co Carlow wildlife park is reeling after one of his emus went missing last week.Gardaí have said they are investigating the case of the(...)

Horses grazing at Dunsink parkland in Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times.  Horses grazing at Dunsink parkland. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times.

The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DPSCA) has insisted that the horse whose charred remains were found in Tallaght yesterday(...)

Horses grazing at Dunsink parkland in Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times.  Horses grazing at Dunsink parkland. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times.

An abandoned horse has died after it was set alight in Dublin earlier today. The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) said (...)

File photograph from DSPCA centre in Rathfarnham, Dublin. The organisation rehomed 1,600 animals in he past year.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

More than a third of dogs rehomed by the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) in the past year were pedigree, figures relea(...)

A swan, one of three rescued from the Stardust Memorial Park, is taken for a bath by the DSPCA’s PJ Doyle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) has said it is seriously concerned for the wellbeing of swans and other wildlife f(...)

An image from a Dublin City Council traffic camera showing the swan blocking traffic this morning.

A single swan caused significant traffic disruption in Dublin this morning when he parked himself down on a busy ramp off the M50 at rush-hour and ref(...)