ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley responded to a call on the 12th March 2014 following reports that a dog had been abandoned in a rented property at Leitir Ard, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.


Inspector McGinley visited the property and although he could hear a dog inside the h...


LOUD HIGH-PITCHED sounds like keys rattling, tin foil crinkling and metal spoons banging can cause older cats to have a seizure.

That’s according to a study published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. It found that cats over 10 could be set of by the sound...


You won't believe what they eat. The little savages!!


Are stray, feral cats a problem in your area? I’ve recently had an experience that clearly demonstrates the best way to deal with this perennial issue. I was visiting the housing estate where I used to live,  fifteen years ago. I was talking to a former neighbour,...

What is pyometra?

Pyometra is a not uncommon condition that can affect the uterus of middle aged and older pet un-neutered female dogs (and more rarely cats). Following any normal oestrus, (‘heat’ or ‘season’) levels of the hormone progesterone remain elevated for appro...

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