€53,000 funding for Clare Animal Welfare organisations

€53,000 funding for Clare Animal Welfare organisations


The majority of dogs impounded in Clare were rehomed or reclaimed
The majority of dogs impounded in Clare were rehomed or reclaimed

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.

Founder and Editor, Mark Dunphy established The Clare Herald in December 2007. The native of Connolly, County Clare, is also founder/operator of Dunphy Public Relations and Irish Weather Online. His media career began in 1999 when he commenced employment with Clare FM after securing a degree in Media & Communications and History from Mary Immaculate College. In 2005, he departed the position of Head of News and Current Affairs to establish Dunphy Public Relations.