ISPCA calls on Donegal to help tackle animal cruelty

The ISPCA is calling on the community of Donegal to help in the continuing crisis currently facing animals.

The sharp increase in animal cruelty and the abandonment of pets has meant that funds to care for and house the sheer number of animals coming to the ISPCA are urgently needed.

The Irish public has responded well to the initial call for funding and it is having a genuine impact but more needs to be done to resolve the issue.


Dr Cyril Sullivan, CEO of the ISPCA said: “We want to thank all those who contributed so far, it has made a big difference. The Irish public has donated over €100,000 so far in a true display of their care for animals. However, every animal matters and we still have a need to raise as much again to meet this crisis. I know it is difficult and I know many people who want to contribute just haven’t gotten around to it. But the need is urgent. So many have already contributed, if you care and want to help the time to do it is now, please join with the thousands of people who are responding with generosity. We can do this; we can overcome this crisis and change the lives of these animals. To do that we need that support now”

The post-pandemic surge in cases has placed a significant financial burden and demand for space on the charity. The ISPCA remains committed to helping every animal in need and has not turned away any distressed or neglected animal needing rescue.  To accommodate the growing number of animals rescued, the ISPCA’s facilities are at full capacity and has been forced to install temporary facilities and utilise private kennels, leading to substantial, unforeseen costs.

The ISPCA continues to witness a high number of complaints lodged with the organisation in regards to animal welfare cases. In Donegal, 113 calls have been made to the ISPCA between January and May 2023.

The ISPCA continues to appeal to the public for support in this time of crisis and to help save animals that have suffered Please donate today at or by contacting their offices directly at 043 3325035.  Follow us on Instagram @ispca_official or Facebook @irish.spca to find out more about the ISPCA and our National Emergency Appeals Campaign.

 The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is Ireland’s largest national animal welfare charity and represents 17 affiliated member societies.  Together the ISPCA and our members help, rescue, rehabilitate and responsibly rehome tens of thousands of animals of all different species. The ISPCA prevents and prosecutes cruelty to animals, promotes animal welfare and pro-actively relieves animal suffering in Ireland.


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