Grants totalling €53,500 have been announced for eight animal welfare organisations in Clare.
The largest grant of €17,000 is awarded to Clare Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals based in Newmarket on Fergus.
The other recipients are:
• Paw Pourri Animal Rescue, Lower Market St., Ennis €4,500
• Rover Rescue, Shanaway Road, Ennis €4,500
• Second Chance Animal Rescue, Shannon €12,000
• The Hogsprickle, Broadford €2,000
• Irish Whale & Dolphin Group, Kilrush €5,000
• An Cat Dubh, Clounlaheen East, Mullagh €5,000
• Burren Animal Rescue, Tubber €3,500
Welcoming the announcement by the Dept of Agriculture, Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara said animal welfare organisations “make a tremendous contribution to the welfare of animals, by education the public on best practice, by making effective interventions where appropriate and providing facilities for at-risk animals.”
“The increase in workload for animal welfare bodies due to new animal legislation, including the new dog microchipping legislation, and the continuing but decreasing reporting of incidences of animal neglect demonstrates a need to assist animal welfare organisations in their work,” said Deputy McNamara.