About Us

The Kilkenny SPCA is the oldest animal rescue and welfare society in County Kilkenny.

Set up to promote the welfare of all animals – both domestic and wild – it was originally founded in 1882 by the Marchioness of Ormonde. The first meeting took place in Kilkenny Castle on the 25th of April 1882. It became a registered charity in 1937.

Our aim is to improve the welfare of all animals, domestic and wild. Through inspections of reported cases of cruelty and advising the Gardai accordingly. Providing shelter for animals in distress, including wild animals and birds. Attending accidents involving animals and providing relief as necessary. Helping to re-home animals. Helping owners to find lost animals. Providing a subsidized neutering scheme (between 1/3rd of the cost off). Promoting education on animal welfare.


If you would like to read our policy document, please check our Download section. Kilkenny SPCA is a voluntary organisation, funded by donations only. If you wish to make a contribution please check our contact us section or click on our Donate button.

Please help us to help animals.

Click here for the ISPCA Animal Welfare Policies