A dog at Cara Rescue Centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I quite fancy owning a dog; where can I buy one?  There are a lot of places you can buy pets, and there is probably one in a window somewhere (...)

Paddy the rat snake is recovering after a fall from a ceiling at a Dublin house

St Patrick’s legendary powers failed this year after a five-foot snake fell out of the ceiling of a Dublin house onto a unsuspecting homeowner just on(...)

The trophy for the best in show category at the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, England. Dog breeders have reacted to criticism of Irish practices following the latest controversy to hit Crufts. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Dog breeders have reacted to criticism of Irish practices following the latest controversy to hit Crufts. The dog show has come under fire due to th(...)

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

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.

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 (...)