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Saturday night.

Odeon Point Square, Dublin.

Universal Pictures Ireland and The ISPCA hosted the Irish premiere screening of The Secret Life of Pets 2 for pet owners and their pets (in fairness).

In attendance were creatures from across the country, including a hamster and two ferrets, who got  to see The Secret Life of Pets 2 before it hits cinemas across Ireland on May 24.

From top: Karen Lyons of the ISPCA with unidentified mutts and tykes; Molly Coyle and Ed; Michelle Connor with Bear; Dave Burke and Murphy; Ariana Persechini with ferrets Batman (left) and Robin; Erica Cody and Bowie; Laura Woods and Minnie; the lobby at the Odeon Point Square; Adrian McGeown and Dessie; from left: Robin-Coyle, Sadhbh McGee, Joely Coffey and Sonny; Remi Quinn, age 3 months, with Oisin.


Thanks Lynda Burke and Sandra Ni Houlihan

Pics: Kenneth O’Halloran



One eyed optimist.

ISPCA writes:

Cindy Clawford is one of a group of cats that were rescued from horrendous conditions by a member of our Inspectorate. The cats had been locked in an abandoned property and left to starve. By the time our Inspector was alerted to the case most of the cats were emaciated, almost skeletal. Several of the cats, Cindy Clawford included, were extremely nervous of people when they arrived and in the cattery they were very stressed during their stay.

Cindy has since transformed into a different cat. She is affectionate and friendly, loves to be cuddled and stroked and will now make a fantastic pet. The difference in her is unbelievable and just goes to show that many nervous cats can turn into delightful pets once they have settled into a new home.

Since Cindy has come on in leaps and bounds we are looking for a home for her. If you think you could give her the fantastic home she deserves please contact the National Animal Centre in Longford on 043 33 25035 or email rehoming@ispca.ie. You can also find her on our website [below]




ISPCA write:

“We are  appealing for information in relation to a Terrier puppy found wandering on the Dublin Road in Portlaoise on the morning on 17 September 2014.
The dog, now named Missy, was discovered by a good Samaritan…a tight chord had been tied around her tail as a form of tourniquet and the tail then cut off. The area under the base of the tail had swelled up due to the trauma inflicted…”


If you recognise Missy please contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515.

Barbaric act of cruelty on vulnerable puppy (Ispcc)



Pixie the one-eyed puppy farm bred Pug (above with ISPCA nurse Denise) is out of surgery.

And on the mend.

ISPCA write:

“Pixie has landed in the safe arms of our Veterinary Nurse Denise, who has kindly taken on role of ‘Foster Mammy’ until she is ready for rehoming.Sincere thanks to all that have helped with Pixies operation and rehabilitation, we couldn’t help animals like her without you! Thank you!. If you are interested in rehoming Pixie when she has fully recovered, please email info@ispca.ie or call 043 3325035.”


Previously : It’s A Pug Life

ISPCA (Facebook)


Puppy farm bred, Pixie.

Can you help save her remaining eye?

ISPCA write:

“The little Pug had no resale value for the breeder as she was blind and disfigured in one eye. The Pug puppy’s condition was neglected, leaving an infection in the malformed eye. But the greatest concern for the veterinary surgeon, was that the attachments of Pixie’s eye were so weak there was a real risk the eye would fall out of the socket. The little rescue pup has had to have an operation to remove her eye. Any gift you can donate to help with Pixie-Pug’s operation and rehabilitation would be truely appreciated…”

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1175122_606931982663093_1726345236_nGarda Tim Farrell at Roscommon Garda station with two Collie pups found in a bag in a drain.

ISPCA writes:

Garda Alma Delaney and Garda John Duggan responded to a call from a member of the public who had heard the sound of pups crying coming from a fertilizer bag thrown in a drain in Ballydangan, Co Roscommon. They tried to help but could not reach the bag.
The Gardaí were able to retrieve the bag and found the two pups tied inside. They very kindly brought them back to the station where they were given a bath, food and a warm bed in a cell for the night. Anybody with any information is asked to contact the ISPCA on 1890 515 515 or Roscommon Garda Station.


ISPCA (Facebook)

00137139(A horse in Wicklow yesterday, doubtless empathising with the plight of abandoned kin)

The ISPCA has said it can no longer care for abandoned horses because its centres are at capacity. The group has received seen a 33 per cent increase in calls from last year related to stray and neglected horses .

“All our stables are full and without further support sadly there is nothing we can do for horses in distress who need shelter,” said Noel Griffin, chief executive of the ISPCA.


ISPCA says it can no longer take in neglected horses (Judith Crosbie, Irish Times)

(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)