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Huge increase of dogs, cats and equines rescued by the ISPCA

An increase of 48% of Dogs, 20% of Cats and 21% of Equines rescued by the ISPCA as compared with last year.

World Animal Week – October 3rd – 9th 2011

Rosanna getting a kiss from Podge, an ISPCA Rescue Dog

Love Your Pets!

The ISPCA is highlighting a significant increase in the number of animals rescued by the charity this year, as compared to the same period last year. The ISPCA, Ireland’s largest animal welfare charity, has seen a 48% increase in the number dogs rescued, 20% increase in the number of unwanted cats and an unprecedented number of equine cruelty cases required our Equine Centre in Mallow to care for an additional 21% more horses this year. Due to the impact of the recession, there are now fewer homes available to adopt animals as a result of the financial stress people are currently experiencing.

The ISPCA is urgently asking for your support this World Animal Week (October 3rd – 9th 2011) to consider adopting a rescued animal, supporting our winter appeal, or by making a donation. Please visit to help us help the animals that are suffering now.

Speaking on the day, ISPCA Chief Executive Noel Griffin said; “the ISPCA depends on voluntary donations to carry out our work and current funds are insufficient to meet these demands. Times are tough and will get even tougher this winter so please help us to ensure that all animals are cared for, not neglected or abandoned”. 

World Animal Week runs from October 3rd to 9th 2011 to coincide with the feast day of St Francis of Assisi who is the patron saint of animals. The event helps raise awareness for the difference we can all make to improve animal welfare and to also celebrate just how much your pets mean to you.  There is no better time to get involved and show you care by supporting the ISPCA.  Together we can make a difference.

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