Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has welcomed the news that €36,500 in funding has been approved by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Simon Coveney T.D. for 7 animal welfare organisations in the County Clare.
Nationwide, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr. Simon Coveney TD, has today announced funding of €1,867,200 to 142 organisations involved in delivering animal welfare services throughout the country.
“This funding is very welcome for these organisations particularly at this time of the year and the payments will be made with immediate effect. These welfare bodies play a vital role in animal welfare and I would like to acknowledge their efforts which often go unnoticed and commend them for the work that they do which is largely voluntary.
As we approach Christmas Day can I appeal to parents and others to think responsibly before giving a pet as a Christmas present. Very often, after Christmas, a number of animals are abandoned and I would urge people to heed the warning and advice offered by our local animal welfare organisations that this is not the best time of year to introduce a puppy as a family pet.”
Details of the Clare Animal Welfare Organisations to benefit.
An Cat Dubh Sanctuary, Clounlaheen East, Mullagh, Co Clare. €2,400.00
Burren Animal Rescue, Rockforest, Tubber, Co. Clare €2,100.00
Clare SPCA, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare €15,000.00
Irish Whale & Dolphin Group, Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Co. Clare €1,800.00
Paw Pourri, Lower Market Street, Ennis, Co. Clare €1,800.00
Rover Rescue, Tilly Cottage, Shanaway Road, Ennis, Co. Clare €3,600.00
Second Chance Animal Welfare Ltd., 20 Sky Court, Shannon Town, Shannon, Co. Clare. €9,800.00