The Offaly Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – affiliated to the ISPCA, devotes itself to the rescue, care and re-homing of animals throughout the county.

Spaying & Neutering
 It's priorities include promoting the spaying/neutering of dogs and cats, in order to reduce the numbers of unwanted pups and kittens. Costs involved are met from Dept. of Agriculture grants, public donations and proceeds of fund raising activities.

 The Society does not have any official shelter facilities so it relies on individual members to ‘foster’ stray or abandoned animals. Chief outgoings are veterinary fees, telephone charges, cat & dog food, and insurance/affiliation. Assistance is provided to help meet costs of accommodating animals in care but all of the time involved and much of the financial outlay is contributed on a voluntary basis.

 The Offaly SPCA are always looking for good homes for rescued animals so if you are considering adopting a pet, please contact us.

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Offaly SPCA hosted their Annual Table Quiz on Friday night 3rd March in Fergie's Bar & lounge. It was a fantastic night and a huge success. On behalf of the animals thank you to Marina Bird, Liz Green, Trudi & Ian Colton, Fergie Quinn, all the local shops & people who sponsored our spot prizes, Gearoid Omen Photographer on the night & everyone who took part in the quiz for supporting Animals in need in Co. Offaly.

Congratulations to the winning team Bernard Doheny, Frank Buckley, Peter Deavy, Adian Mc Namara, who took 1st prize at tonight's Offaly SPCA table quiz

A great night had by all,looking forward to next year already!!


O.S.P.C.A dog & cat food donation boxes 
Our donation boxes are in 4 locations across Offaly.
There is probably a shop/premises near you where you can donate. Please call in and donate in your local shop/premises.Thank you to all the shops who have allowed us to place the boxes on their premises and to all the people who have donated food so far. Please support and donate to this great cause. We will keep you updated.

Circus animals do not willingly stand on their heads, jump through rings of fire, or ride bicycles. They don’t perform these tricks because they want to and they don’t do any of these meaningless acts in their natural habitat. The ONLY reason circus animals perform is because they are scared of what will happen to them if they don’t. 

The ISPCA has launched The Big Stop campaign ( calling for an immediate ban on the use of wild animals in circuses on animal welfare and ethical grounds after it emerged that two Dutch circuses recently travelled to Ireland following a ban introduced by the Netherlands. The ISPCA is warning that Ireland risks becoming the dumping ground for wild animal circuses as more and more EU countries introduce bans on this out-dated and cruel practice. The ISPCA has also published a report "Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses" (Large file, 12MB) which gives an overview of the animal welfare concerns associated with this out-dated practice. You can find the report, a petition calling for a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses and more here on our website - .
Dutch circuses Belly Wien and Renz Inter travelled to Ireland last week as part of a joint enterprise with 65 animals including three Asian elephants, Bactrian camels and a number of equines and bovines. Now banned in the Netherlands, they have travelled to Ireland where there are no regulations on the use of animals in circuses. For more information and to