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(...)

IFA president John Bryan said many people bought horses during the boom years and could no longer feed them or find a home for them. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Agriculture needs to address the escalating problem of abandoned horses by introducing a proper disposal scheme for unwanted animals(...)

Veterinary nurse Lorna Carr with a microchipping “gun” and a microchip at the DSPCA sanctuary in Rathfarnham, DubliPhotograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Legislation for the mandatory micro-chipping of dogs and the criminalisation of attendance at dogfights has been passed by both houses of the O(...)

Horses slaughtered last year reached 24,000 compared to 2,002 in 2008.

Reverberations from the horse meat scandal continue to be felt – this time by those in the horse-fattening industry. (...)

Between 5,000 and 10,000 horses in the Dublin area have not been microchipped and their owners cannot be found when an issue arises, according (...)

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