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There are concerns for the ducklings’ welfare, who have particular temperature and feeding requirements to survive, Gillian Bird from the DSCPA says. File photograph: Getty Images

The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) is calling on the public not to buy ducklings following reports that the young birds (...)

Photograph: Holly Hildreth/Moment/Getty

Lockdown brought an increased interest in pets across Ireland, and rehoming charities like Dogs Trust and the DSPCA have seen a huge rise in inquir(...)

One of the 10 dogs found by gardaí in Rathkeale, Co Limerick. Photograph: An Garda Síochána Facebook

The online selling website, DoneDeal, has temporarily suspended advertisements for the sale of dogs in the wake of gardaí­ highlighting a number of do(...)

There are signs petrol or another accelerant was used on the horse. Photograph: DSPCA

An Garda Síochána and the Dublin Society for the Protection of Animals (DSPCA) have rescued a horse in north Dublin which appears to have been set on (...)

One of the dogs seized by Revenue officers on Friday at Dublin Port. Photograph: Revenue

Inspectors at Dublin Port have made their third seizure in a week of dogs being illegally taken out of the country. On Friday, a man was caught tryi(...)

The DSPCA says people should not attempt to get selfies with deer, or feed them. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The public has been warned to “leave wildlife alone” and not attempt to take selfies with deer, as the “rutting” or mating season begins, in places su(...)

The footage was captured on a mobile phone and shows a man riding the pony through the Cabra House pub

An incident where a pony was ridden through a packed pub is being investigated by the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA).(...)

Ciaran Reddin (12) and Nicole Connolly (13)  at  St Colmcilles in Ballybrack meeting Shetland ponies from Festina Lente in Bray. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

 Most of us are familiar with guide dogs for people who are blind. Companion dogs for children with autism and other learning disabilities are al(...)

An apartment dweller in Dublin was confronted with a slithery surprise when he found a snake coiled up in his bedroom.

An apartment dweller in Dublin was confronted with a slithery surprise when he found a snake coiled up in his bedroom. Diego Pastori was readying him(...)

A child spotted inside the rhino enclosure at Dublin Zoo at the weekend. Photograph: Ciaran Ferrie

Dublin Zoo is investigating how a child got inside its rhino enclosure at the weekend in an incident that was photographed by other visitors. Images (...)

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