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A recent survey found more than 15,800 advertisements for puppies and dogs were placed on the DoneDeal.ie website between February and August this year. Photograph: iStock

Animal welfare groups have warned that unscrupulous breeders are selling pets, particularly puppies, online in a bid to conceal the substandard and of(...)

Some of the dogs rescued by the ISPCA last week. Photograph: ISPCA

More than 100 puppies and dogs were rescued by the ISPCA last week. Eighty-six dogs, including 23 puppies, were removed from an illegal dog breeder (...)

Gardaí will investigate the matter fully and submit a file to the DPP. File photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí have begun door-to-door inquiries and are checking CCTV footage in an attempt to discover who owns a horse found dead on a roadway in a Cork ci(...)

A Co Kildare man has been given a lifetime ban from keeping animals after he failed to prevent his sow from almost being eaten alive by two large dogs.  File photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A Co Kildare man has been given a lifetime ban from keeping animals after he failed to prevent his sow from almost being eaten alive by two large dogs(...)

Three of 10 puppies that have been seized by protection officers as part of investigations against suspected illegal dog breeding. Photograph: PA

Another 10 puppies have been seized by protection officers as part of investigations against suspected illegal dog breeding. The latest batch of Cock(...)

A raid on a Co Carlow farm in April saw 362 animals rescued. There was a large range of breeds seized including huskies, cocker spaniels, Yorkshire Terriers and Shih Tzus.

Three people have been arrested after a raid of Co Carlow puppy farm in April which saw 362 animals rescued. Gardaí said a man and two women, all age(...)

One young foal was definitely wearing its lucky horse shoes after it escaped with only minor injuries after falling down an open manhole in Co Meath.T(...)

File photograph of dogs.The ISPCA has suspended two staff members of a Roscommon dog pound after allegations that ten dogs were left without food or water over the August bank holiday weekend.  File Photograph:Yun Suk-bong/Files/Reuters

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has suspended two staff members of a Roscommon dog pound after allegations that 10 (...)

Sally Cox (64) of Lisnawilly, Mount Avenue, Dundalk, admitted  in Dundalk District Court to  offences of cruelty to horses which took place at Lisnawilly, Carrickmacross Road, Dundalk, on April 9th, 2013. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A woman who was said to have dedicated her life to the welfare of horses was convicted yesterday of cruelty to two horses at Dundalk District C(...)

Eighty horses were seized or surrendered to ISPCA inspectors this year

An abandoned horse is found dead in a forest with a gaping wound caused by a tight head collar. A stallion donkey is withdrawn from sale when the auct(...)

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