ISPCA Marks Milestone of 75 Years Protecting Ireland's Animals

ISPCA launching #ISPCA75 campaign to mark 75 years

ISPCA launching #ISPCA75 campaign to mark 75 years and is calling on everyone to share pictures of their animals on social media and tag @ISPCA_official.

28 May 2024: This year marks a significant milestone for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) as it celebrates 75 years of unwavering commitment to protecting, rehabilitating, and responsibly rehoming animals across Ireland.

To mark 75 years today the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí De Róiste launched the #ISPCA75 campaign in the Mansion House, joined by Simon Coveney TD. To drive awareness of animal welfare the ISPCA are calling on everyone to share pictures of their animals on social media and tag @ISPCA_official to spread awareness of the important of protecting the welfare of animals

Speaking at the launch, Lord Mayor of Dublin Daithí de Róiste said “I’m delighted to welcome the ISPCA to the Oak Room to celebrate their 75 years of compassion and commitment and I’d like to wish them continued success with their great work.

Through dedicated efforts, the organisation has provided shelter, veterinary care, and love to vulnerable animals, offering them a second chance at life. The ISPCA remains committed to helping every animal in need and does not turn away any distressed or neglected animal needing rescue. Throughout 2023, the ISPCA took in more than 1,475 beautiful animals – an increase of 28% on 2022. In the past 10 years, the ISPCA has looked after over 10,700 animals.

“At the ISPCA, our commitment to animal welfare is at the core of everything we do,” said Dr. Cyril Sullivan, CEO of the ISPCA. “As we celebrate 75 years of service, we are immensely grateful to people and companies who have donated throughout the years, to anyone who has fostered or rehomed animals and to our staff and volunteers who have helped us in our mission to protect and care for Ireland’s most vulnerable animals. Together, we have achieved so much, but there is still work to be done. With your continued support, we can ensure that every animal receives the love, care, and respect they deserve.”

The success of the ISPCA is a testament to the collective efforts of its donors, funders, volunteers, employees, and the wider community of animal lovers. It is through their unwavering support and generosity that the ISPCA has been able to make a tangible difference in the lives of animals in need.

One of the cornerstones of the ISPCA’s work is the responsible rehoming of animals. Providing loving forever homes to rescued animals not only transforms the lives of the animals themselves but also enriches the lives of their new families. By promoting responsible pet ownership and facilitating adoptions, the ISPCA is helping to build stronger, more compassionate communities across Ireland.

You can make a difference, We need you to be part of our vital work, giving neglected animals the chance of a life worth living. Your contribution, no matter how large or small, helps us to keep our doors open and continue our essential rescue work. Every donation goes directly towards providing food, shelter, veterinary care, and love to the animals we rescue.

To celebrate 75 years the ISPCA is calling on the public to share pictures of their animals across this week on social media and to tag the @ISPCA_official and use the hashtag #ISPCA75. We want to spread the message far and wide and encourage people to donate or consider fostering or rehoming an animal.

Visit, follow us on Instagram @ispca_official or Facebook @irish.spca to find out more about the ISPCA and all the ways you can support animals in need.

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