We are back driving safely on the road again. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to each and everyone of you who donated and helped us meet our target of €5,500. It is great to have a reliable vehicle that us and the animals here can rely on. Beep Beep :)

NEW WHEELS!!!2020-01-27T17:25:28+00:00

White Moose cafe


Liz, Sue and Eileen are off galavanting to The Big Smoke for our next Adopt A Dog Day. The White Moose Cafe are hosting the event again this year, and it will be a great day if last year is anything to go by. We hope to see all our friends, old and new and we would like to thank Paul and The White Moose Cafe for hosting again this year. Our Adopt A Dog Day will take place on April 4th at 12pm-2pm

White Moose cafe2020-01-25T14:34:54+00:00

New legislation and Code of Practice for Sellers or Suppliers of Pet Animals


The legislation requires any person who sells or supplies more than 5 pet animals in a calendar year to register with DAFM. It also requires sellers or suppliers of pet animals (including Dog Breeding Establishments registered with local authorities) to include their registration number on any advertisement (including on-line advertisements), the age of the animal, the country of origin of the animal and, in the case of dogs, to provide the unique microchip number. This legislation will significantly improve the welfare of pet animals being offered for sale or supply by providing full traceability and accountability.

New legislation and Code of Practice for Sellers or Suppliers of Pet Animals2020-01-20T14:30:52+00:00

Minister issues warning to dog owners over attacks on sheep


  Dog owners have been warned that terrible dog attacks on sheep over the last number of years are unacceptable and that they will be held liable for the costs. Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State with responsibility for Dog Control has highlighted the responsibility of dog owners and the vulnerability of sheep to dog attacks, particularly during lambing season. Dog attacks cause real and serious injury to sheep and have a very negative impact, both financially and emotionally, on the farmers involved and their families. Even quiet, docile dogs can turn into killers, especially if they join other dogs. [...]

Minister issues warning to dog owners over attacks on sheep2020-01-13T20:46:21+00:00

Educational talk and tour


Students from Avondale Community College will be joining us next Wednesday 15th January for an educational talk and tour. Other schools and colleges interested in visiting us please phone the office to book a date. We look forward to hearing from you.

Educational talk and tour2020-01-10T13:01:07+00:00

Advisory Clinic – Wednesday 22nd January


    Wicklow SPCA will be running four advisory clinics throughout the year. Staff from Avondale Veterinary Clinic will be joining us to share their considerable depth of knowledge. Our first clinic will be on Wed evening the 22nd Jan from 7pm until 8pm. Staff from Avondale Vets will speak on the benefits of neutering your pets, vaccinations, general care and other good animal welfare practices. This will be followed by a questions and answers session and of course a cuppa & biscuit. We propose to host our second clinic in April/ May and deal with legal requirements for pet owners. [...]

Advisory Clinic – Wednesday 22nd January2020-01-10T12:34:19+00:00

Department of Agriculture Grant


We would like to thank and acknowledge the Department of Agriculture for their allocation of €50,000 which will be a great help with the running of our shelter for the upcoming year.

Department of Agriculture Grant2020-01-07T17:06:58+00:00

Development stage 1 – 2019


  Over the last number of years we have endeavoured to keep our premises up to date with the requirement to run an efficient and effective animal shelter. Since 2016 we have opened an isolation unit for dogs , a mother and kitten unit for cats and a fully secure dog park. 11/11/2019 saw the start of phase 1 of the overall site development. We cannot thank everyone enough for their support down through the years and the project team who have set the wheels in motion for our biggest undertaking yet. We will leave no stone unturned to have these [...]

Development stage 1 – 20192019-11-21T12:49:43+00:00



WSPCA is now an approved Petbond Rescue Centre Petbond was founded and is managed by Veterinary Surgeon - Dr. Tim Kirby. Tim has one outlook – to improve animal welfare, by changing the ways in which we source new pets. Petbond is Ireland’s most safe & trusted online platform where anyone can source a happy & healthy pet. With peace of mind, you can safely choose from any of their PetBond approved breeder or rescue centre options. Petbond only works with safe, ethical and trusted breeders whom they individually know and have certified as Petbond approved breeders. They also support registered animal rescue centres [...]




We say farewell and many thanks to part time staff member Karen Kinsella who leaves us next week after completing her years placement. Karen has all the time in the world for the animals in our care and has done great work with our facebook page. We are hoping she will continue to help out in a voluntary role. Good luck Karen in your new adventures.