Activists in city hall protest over dog welfare issues


Animal rights campaigners staged a demonstration at Cork’s City Hall last night to voice concerns over welfare standards at the Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA).

The protest, organised by the Friends of Animals in CSPCA group, coincided with the resumption of bimonthly council meetings. The group is calling for the dog warden and dog pound contract operated by the CSPCA on behalf of Cork City Council to be put to tender.

Vet inspections on behalf of the local authority have noted a series of shortcomings in paperwork and policy at the CSPCA shelter, which operators claimed to have rectified.