Saturday 22 January 2022
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Government Funding Announced for Animal Welfare Organisations

Government Funding Announced for Animal Welfare Organisations

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the allocation of Government funding of over €3.7m to 98 animal welfare organisations throughout the country involved in protecting animal welfare.

13 welfare organisations based in Cork are to benefit from this funding. The payments will be made with immediate effect. Organisations in Cork to benefit are as follows:

·       Community Cats Network, Glanavaud, Kilbrittain, Co. Cork – €12,000

·       Cork Animal Care Society Ltd., Kilmichael, Co. Cork – €10,000 

·       Cork Cat Action Trust, c/o Pier View House, Castle Road, Co. Cork – €16,500 

·       Cork Dog Action Welfare Group Ltd., Milford, Charleville, Co. Cork – €38,500 

·       Cork SPCA, Link Road, Mahon, Co. Cork – €113,000

·       Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART), Buttevant, Co. Cork – €4,500

·       ISPCA Equine Rescue Centre, Mallow, Co. Cork – €41,500

·       Munster Lost and Found Pet Helpline Co. Ltd., Seandun, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork – €12,000

·       Pauline’s Rescue, Lauragh, Milford, Charleville, Co. Cork – €29,000

·       Rehoming Cork Pets, Clocha Liatha, Carrigadrohid, Co. Cork – €7,000

·       Rural Animal Welfare Resources (RAWR), Rockmount, Drimoleague, Co. Cork – €16,500

·       The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland Ltd., Knockardbane, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork – €230,000

·       West Cork Animal Welfare Group Ltd., Clonakilty, Co. Cork – €21,500

Welcoming the funding, Cllr. O’ Shea said “It is very heartening to see these allocations being made to these deserving organisations. Many of these organisations are very busy this time of the year and we as a Government must support them in every way we can. We are very fortunate in Ireland in having a voluntary sector dedicated to animal welfare and the organisations in receipt of this funding, together with their staff and volunteers, provide great support and commitment to protecting surrendered, abandoned and at-risk animals”.