The ISPCA has launched its annual Inspectorate Report for 2018. The report outlines that 17,338 calls were made to the ISPCA's National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515 or online in 2018 resulting in 3,494 investigations, 1,102 animals being seized or surrendered to the ISPCA, 22 new prosecutions initiated and 18 cases finalised in court under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (AHWA 2013).
The ISPCA has a total of nine authorised Inspectors (one Chief Inspector, two Senior Inspectors and six Inspectors) covering 17 counties and working with 17 affiliated member societies nationwide.
ISPCA Inspectors are at the forefront of animal welfare, they respond to allegations of cruelty, neglect and abuse and also aid sick and injured animals.
Since the AHWA 2013 came into force only five years ago, the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline has handled 86,549 calls, 17,832 investigations, 5,147 animals were seized or surrendered, 133 prosecutions have been initiated and 64 of these having been finalised in court to-date including the 18 finalised in 2018.
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES and stories in these reports below may be upsetting. Unfortunately these horrific cases of animal cruelty and distressing situations that ISPCA Animal Welfare Inspectors face during the course of their work is a reality of what they encounter on a regular basis.
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