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“I love human interaction but I do play rough sometimes. Because of this I wouldn’t be suited to a home with small children or other pets. To put it simply: I need to be your one and only!”

A blunt appeal by ginger-splattered stray Frank at the Dublin SPCA last Summer.



[some time later]


This morning.

Dublin SPCA writes:

At last Frankie gets a home of his own [in Maynooth Co Kildare]. After waiting since last August, he has gone to a wonderful family. We will certainly miss this loveable rogue. Best of luck Frankie….

Dublin SPCA (Facebook)



Available now to adopt.

Dublin SPCA writes:

“Harvard is a young Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig. He is an extremely friendly fella who loves a good old scratch! Pot Bellied Pigs make lovely pets but they do require some specialised care. If you are interested in adopting Harvard or one of our other pigs [see link below] please call up to the shelter [Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin] and speak with PJ Doyle….”

No messers.

Dublin SPCA



Lost his front right leg after being struck by a car.

Available NOW for adoption with Dublin SPCA.

His foster mum sez:

“Don’t let the fact that Mauricio missing a limb fool you into thinking he’s not as active or able as other cats – he doesn’t seem to notice it missing at all and is the most agile cat and quickest climber I’ve seen in a long time.’

Mauricio (DPCA)


We promised to keep you up to date with developments concerning Lego the duck.

Lego was lightly crisped during an attempt by fiendish tykes to cook him on a “hot stove”.


Dublin SPCA write:

“Fantastic news! Lego our not so Little Duckling who came into us over a month ago went off to his new home on Saturday. Here’s a very cute video of him (above) having a paddle in the sun…”


Previously: How’s Lego?



Dublin SPCA writes:

Anyone missing a golden Labrador Male not neutered brought into Fairview Veterinary hospital [Fairview, Dublin] on Saturday… No microchip /collar but has what looks like a clip mark growing back on his right shoulder. He’s about 4-6yrs and is being looked after by Fairview Veterinary Hospital at the moment…


DSPCA (Facebook)



Nicola, the Canal donkey on December 3 (top) and today (above).

But for quick-thinking Derek Haughton, the DSPCA and the Fire Brigade who KNOWS what might hNOM OMNOMNOM

Previously: Help On Its Way

donkey1Minutes ago.

Derek Haughton writes:

I’m at the Kylemore  Road bridge at Labra park, Ballyfermot [Dublin]. Donkey stuck in canal. Waiting for DSPCA.

More as we get it.

UPDATE: 12.56pm

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Derek writes:

Suffering from severe hypothermia. Back legs are numb. Given up trying to get out. Ringing fire brigade to give a dig out.


Update: 1.45pm

photo 1-5photo 2-4photo 3-1photo 4  Derek writes:

DSPCA and 2 fire engines later, managed to get him out. On the way to a vet and a warm bed. Hopefully he’ll find a nice new home.

Thanks all.


Pics: Derek Haughton

598802_10151284099645678_186608220_n391896_10151285297235678_759688956_nYou may recall Barney.

Rescued by the DSPCA in January after slipping into the river a water tributary (top) at Kylemore Road in South Dublin.

So badly injured was Barney they only discovered he was a she days later and quickly renamed her Bernie.

It was touch and go for a while but…

1011343_10151574325495678_1891694248_nFrom the DSPCA this morning…

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Barney (Bernie’s)  foal who was born during the night.

DSPCA (Facebook)

Previously: This Was Barney On Monday