2013-12-20 16:30:06 - Clare Senator Tony Mulcahy has welcomed the allocation by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, of €33,100 to 6 animal welfare bodies in County Clare to assist them in their work in 2014.
The ex-gratia payments form part of payments totalling €1.8m being made to animal welfare bodies throughout the country to assist in their work during the coming year.
The Clare recipients of funding are Clare SPCA, Clonloghan, Newmarket on Fergus (€14,000), Second Chance Animal Welfare Ltd., Shannon (€9,800), Rover Rescue, Shanaway Road (€3,600), Burren Animal Rescue, Tubber (€2,100), Irish Whale & Dolphin Group (€1,800), and Paw Pourri, Ennis (€1,800).
“I am in no doubt that the money will be put to good use by the organisations in County Clare in providing the best possible service towards animals in their care,” commented Senator Mulcahy.
The Fine Gael Senator said that the funding for animal welfare organisations was evidence of the Government’s commitment in the area
of animal welfare. He also emphasised the contribution that animal welfare organisations throughout County Clare make to assist animals in need.
He continued: “As the grants being announced do not cover the full costs of the increasing demands being placed upon organisations, these groups still require the ongoing generous financial support of the general public to enable them fulfil their mission to promote animal welfare and relieve animal suffering”.
Senator Mulcahy appealed to parents and others to think responsibly when considering giving a pet as a present. He also urged people to heed the warnings and advice offered by the animal welfare organisations in this regard.