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Cat and Dogs Protection Association of Ireland


The Cat & Dog Protection Association of Ireland is a registered NO-KILL animal charity dedicated to reducing the suffering of cats and dogs in Ireland through our rescue, fostering and Trap-Neuter-Return, community outreach and welfare programmes. We are cat rescue, dog rescue working with the local community to help improve the lives of animals.

Founded in Dublin in 1946 as The Feline Club, CDPA became a registered charity in 1989. We are affiliated to the ISPCA and rescue both cats and dogs. Our primary focus is on our rescue cat and Trap-Neuter-Return programme. CDPA is volunteer-run organisation dedicated to helpings rescue cats and dogs in Dublin and further afield.

We do not have our own shelter and all rescued animals are placed either in foster homes or in private boarding kennels until suitable homes can be found for them. While in our care, our foster cats and dogs are lavished with love as we work with them prepare them for adoption. Our hardworking volunteers dedicate weeks, months and sometimes years to helping a rescued cat or dog become ready for their forever home. We never give up on any animal!

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Registered Charity Number:
CHY 7948
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Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, Brunswick Street North, Dublin D07 RHA8, Ireland

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