13 Aug 2022

Funding for local animal welfare organisations

Protecting animal welfare

Funding for local animal welfare organisations

Ciara O'Kelly, Leitrim Dog Warden and Animal Welfare Officer, pictured with James Madden, Leitrim County Veterinary Officer.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today announced funding awards of €2,460,500 to 137 animal welfare organisations throughout the country involved in protecting animal welfare. The payments will be made with immediate effect.

Locally, some of the recipients are:

Hungry Horse Outside, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford €70,000

Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre Ltd., Drumkeerin €17,000

Fairy Glen, Arigna, Co. Roscommon €10,000

Minister Creed said that "these organisations contribute greatly to protecting animals, by providing sanctuary for in many instances surrendered, abandoned and at-risk animals and the funding being awarded is evidence of my Department’s on-going commitment in the area of animal welfare and is a recognition of the important role played by these organisations in safeguarding animals particularly pet and companion animals."

The Minister, in acknowledging the work of the welfare organisations took the opportunity to thank their staff and volunteers, "I wish to give a special mention also to the many volunteers and supporters involved with these organisations for their ongoing commitment to animal welfare."

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login
Myths, magic & mayhem in Manorhamilton

Dobharchú: This stunning piece created by Anna Mulvihill captures a glimpse of the legen of the Dobharchú the sea monster believed to have killed a local lady Grainne Ní Conolaí

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.