Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
|Registration no.||CHY 5619|
|Headquarters||ISPCA National Animal Centre|
The Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Irish: Cumann na hÉireann um Fhóirithint ar Ainmhithe), most commonly known as and referred to as the ISPCA, is a charity operating in the Republic of Ireland which promotes animal welfare. Founded in 1949, it is the main animal protection charity in Ireland known for their charitable work amongst the animal world. The ISPCA's main role is to prevent cruelty to animals, to promote animal welfare and to relieve animal suffering in Ireland. The ISPCA believes that animals have the rights to live their lives free from needless suffering. They aim to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals that are exposed to cruelty or neglect.