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Visits to DSPCA
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Second and Third year students recently visited the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) in Rathfarnham county Dublin. The students were completing their field-trip for their CSPE Action Project, this is a project that all students complete as part of their Junior Certificate.

The DSPCA was established in 1840 and is the oldest and largest animal charity in the Republic of Ireland. The DSPCA is located on a 32 acre site on Mount Venus Road in Rathfarnham, at the foothill of the Dublin Mountains. Here the DSPCA continue to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome thousands of animals each year.

The DSPCA has expanded their facilities in order to provide lifelong support for pet owners. The centre includes a Veterinary Hospital, Pet Hotel and Dog Training Programmes.

Our students visited the centre in November 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed their day. The DSPCA offers a free education service to any group wishing to learn about the work of the charity. The students learned about the history of the charity, the day to day running of the centre and how to report animal cruelty. They also had a tour of the facility and got to meet some of the animals, including Ziggy the dog!

 

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