Information & Governance and Transparency

New rules on the sale, supply and advertising of pet animals Information

 New rules on the sale or supply of pet animals will come into effect on 1st February 2020. They are the Animal Health and Welfare (Sale or supply of pet animals) Regulations 2019 (No. 681 of 2019). From 1st February, anyone who sells or supplies six or more pet animals in a calendar year must comply with a number of new requirements, which also apply to animal welfare charities that rehome pet animals.  The new requirements include the following:

  1. sellers or suppliers of 6 or more pet animals in a calendar year must apply to be entered into the “Register of Sellers and Suppliers of Pet Animals”;
  2. premises used in connection with the sale or supply of pet animals must be entered into the “Register of Premises”.

Once a seller/supplier is entered into the register he or she will receive a unique registration number.  Anyone currently selling or supplying 6 or more pet animals in a calendar year has up to 1st May 2020 to apply for entry into the Registers.


Code of Practice

Governance and Transparency

Attached here are the following Reports for 2018.

Annual Report 2018 completed

Annual Accounts 2018
Attached here are the following Reports for 2017.

Annual Report 2017
Public Compliance Statement Data Protection Policy

Our promise to you

As well as helping animals in need and promoting animal welfare, we have important obligations to our supporters. In return for your commitment to our work we make this commitment to you.

You are entitled to:

  • Information concerning our work
  • Confidentiality and a choice as to whether you wish to receive further information from the Roscommon SPCA
  • Improve the way charities in Ireland raise their funds
  • Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public
  • Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support

Governance Practice

The committee of Roscommon SPCA is committed to the principles of good governance and believe in openness, transparency and accountability. We have signed up to the Governance Code and are on the ‘adoption journey’.  See

Roscommon SPCA Commitment to Standards in Fundraising Practice

Roscommon SPCA is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The statement was developed by the ICTR (Irish Charities Tax Research Ltd.) and exists to provide charities in Ireland with a Fundraising Code of Practice.

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

ICTR Fundraising Best Practice

Roscommon SPCA believes we meet the standards the Code of Practice sets out.

Roscommon SPCA is registered with Charities Regulatory Authority.

Click to see our details with CHARITY REGULATORY AUTHORITY.


Cash & Non Cash Handling:

Cash handling procedures are important to protect the organisation from fraud, theft or embezzlement,to protect staff or volunteers from accusations of dishonesty and to assure donors that their donations and gifts are used for the purpose for which they were given. READ THE ICTR GUIDELINES HERE

Check out our Roscommon SPCA Complaints Procedure

Code of Practice Animal Welfare (Department of Agriculture)

Public Compliance Statement

Our Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

Roscommon SPCA is committed to complying with the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising and has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a meeting of the Committee members.