About Us

The ISPCA is the leading animal welfare charity in Ireland. Our role is to prevent cruelty to animals, to promote animal welfare and to proactively relieve animal suffering in Ireland. Established in 1949, we are a registered charity No CHY5619 and are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority No. 20008723.

The ISPCA is at the forefront of preventing animal cruelty in Ireland. We currently have 8 inspectors investigating animal cruelty in 17 counties in Ireland. Our confidential National Animal Helpline received over 16,000 calls in 2016 of which 3,500 calls were cases of animal cruelty which required ISPCA Inspectorate visits. 

Vision: To end cruelty to animals in Ireland

Mission: Through education, legislation and on-going support for affiliated member societies, we can prevent cruelty to animals.

Operational Centres: We operate 2 centres; The ISPCA National Animal Centre, Keenagh, Co. Longford and our Equine Rescue Centre based in Mallow, Co. Cork. We are funded 88% through public donations, gifts in wills, other sources and 12% from Government.

The ISPCA Currently:
The ISPCA is full to capacity at our National Animal Centre in Longford and in our Equine Rescue Centre in Cork.
In March 2017, we launched our annual Inspectorate report which highlighted that we received 53,000 calls to our national cruelty helpline; 11,065 investigations were initiated; 2,795 animals were seized and 92 prosecutions taken since we were granted statutory powers under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013

For more information visit www.ispca.ie