Looking after your Pets

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So You Want a Pet? Start here!

Looking after a pet is a BIG responsibility.  A pet is not just a playmate for you.  A pet needs lots of care and attention (as well as love) – just like you really – so you need to show the grown-ups in your home that you are willing to help look after your pet, as well as play with him/her.

Looking after your pet means you will need to help with:

  • Feeding
  • Cleaning (such as grooming, cleaning out the cage or cleaning out the tank)
  • Exercise

Click on the picture of each animal and it will take you to a page with all the information you need to help care for your pet.

Puppy

Dog

Kitten

Cat

Horse

Looking after your Donkey

Hamster

Rabbit

Rat

Gerbil

Guinea Pig

Chicken

The ISPCA have produced a legal handbook to make Irish animal welfare legislation more accessible to everyone.

ISPCA LEGAL HANDBOOK