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Minister Coveney Awards Funding to Animal Welfare Organisations

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.  The payments will be made with immediate effect.

Making this announcement, Minister Coveney said that ‘2014 has been challenging and at times difficult and continuing reports of animal cruelty have highlighted the need to assist animal welfare organisations in their work’.  ‘This is one of the reasons why I am increasing funding for the fourth year in a row.’ The Minister said that he had demonstrated his commitment to improving the entire scope of animal welfare through the commencement this year of the new Animal Health and Welfare Act. Referring to the Act, he said that it ‘consolidates a wide range of existing legislation, enshrining  the five freedom concept of animal welfare which underpin best practice for  animals regardless of whether kept for farming, sporting or companion purpose. It also provides additional powers for Gardai and making attending a dog fight an offence.”

Minister Coveney referred to the number of equine measures, including legislation, which he introduced in the past year, which he said, ‘is assisting greatly in improving horse welfare. Nevertheless welfare bodies need to remain vigilant and those that have capacity to rescue horses should continue to do so’.  In making this year’s awards, the Minister said that he wanted to emphasise that  ‘incidents of animal cruelty are unacceptable and I am determined that the Animal Health and Welfare Actwill be vigorously and fairly applied in the best interests of animal welfare by my Department and other agencies, including An Garda Siochana’. The Minister went on to welcome the ‘very active role being played under the Act by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in applying the Act to domestic animals’.

Minister Coveney asked ‘members of the public to exercise discretion when considering gifting animals as pets this Christmas time as there are clearly instances where such ‘gifts’, which may be well meaning, are often times abandoned by their new owners when the novelty wears off and it is left to the animal welfare charities to deal with the consequences of these abandonments which places unnecessary pressure on their resources’.

Concluding, the Minister reiterated that he and his Department would continue to work closely with animal welfare groups. He reminded the public of the dedicated email address and helpline in operation in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for members of the public to report incidents of animal cruelty.

Details of the organisations approved for funding and the amounts allocated to each organisation are detailed in the attached table.

Notes for Editor

Animal Welfare Helpline:

The helpline will be monitored regularly over the holiday period.

The phone number for the Helpline will be:
Call Save: 0761 064408
Phone: 01-607 2379

Dedicated email address - animalwelfare@agriculture.gov.ie

 


           

EX-GRATIA  AWARDS  2014

AWARD

2014

1

A Dogs Life, c/o Martina Roche, Parkstown Lower, Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny

€2,600.00

2

Ainmhithe Animal Rescue, Thornberry Cottage & Sanctuary, Rathrea,  Kincon, Ballina, Co Mayo

€7,000.00

3

An Cat Dubh Sanctuary, Clounlaheen East, Mullagh, Co Clare.

€2,400.00

4

Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR),  Crag, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

€16,000.00

5

Animal Help Net Kerry, Beechlawn, The Kerries, Tralee, Co Kerry.

€2,700.00

6

Animal Rescue Skibbereen, Skeagh, Skibbereen, Co Cork.

€8,000.00

7

Animal Trust Fund, Barristown, Passage East, Co Waterford

€1,100.00

8

Animals In Need, Clareden Drive, Donegal Town, Co Donegal.

€21,000.00

9

Animal Sanctuary Hubasha Ltd / ASH Animal Rescue, Rathangen, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow

€20,000.00

10

Athlone & Westmidlands SPCA, Feevaghmore, Dysart, Ballinasloe, Co Roscommon

€4,200.00

11

Athlone Animal Welfare, Connaught Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

€4,600.00

12

Avalon Greyhound Sanctuary, Pro Animal Ireland Ltd., Flesk, Woodford, Co Galway

€8,400.00

13

*Blackwater Animal Rescue, Kilworth, Fermoy, Co. Cork *

€1,000.00

14

Burren Animal Rescue, Rockforest, Tubber, Co. Clare

€2,100.00

15

*Cara Rescue Dogs Limited, Cara Cottage, Derrycloney, Mountmellick, Co Laois*

€1,000.00

16

Carrick Dog Shelter, Corlea, Lisdoonan, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

€12,500.00

17

Cat Concern Wicklow,27 Heathervue, Greystones, Co Wicklow

€3,000.00

18

Cats Aid, C/O 7 Ashfield Gardens,  Mulhuddart, Dublin 15

€9,600.00

19

*Cats Friends Rescue, 39 Furryhill, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16*

€1,000.00

20

Cavan SPCA, Shankhill, Co. Cavan

€26,400.00

21

Chippers Sanctuary, Gorey, Co. Wexford

€3,000.00

22

Clare SPCA, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare

€15,000.00

23

Clifden Animal Rescue, Ardbear, Clifden, Co. Galway

€2,400.00

24

Clondalkin Animal Aid Ltd.,91 Boot Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

€4,800.00

25

Community Cats Network, Glanavaud, Kilbrittan, Co Cork

€5,000.00

26

Cork Animal Care Society, Hillview Lodge, Clashbredane, Kilmichael, Co Cork.

€6,000.00

27

Cork Cat Action Trust, C/O Pier View House, Castle Road, Blackrock, Co. Cork.

€10,800.00

28

Cork Dog Action Welfare Group Limited , Moulnahorna, Carriganima, Co. Cork

€9,000.00

29

Cork SPCA, Link Road, Mahon, Co Cork

€40,000.00

30

Cottage Rescue, Longfield, Cashel, Co Tipperary

€7,900.00

31

Cry for Help Cattery, 7 St Agnes Cottages, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

€5,000.00

32

Deise Animal Sanctuary, Knocknaree, Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford

€4,800.00

33

Dog Rescue Coolronan, Ballivor, Co. Meath

€1,800.00

34

Dogs Aid Animal Sanctuary, Meakstown, Co Dublin

€8,000.00

35

Dogs in Distress, Ash Hill, Dunboyne, Co. Meath

€7,200.00

36

Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, Castle Dooey, Raphoe, Co Donegal.

€2,100.00

37

Dr Homes Moate & Midlands Dog Rescue, Knockdomney, Moate, Co. Westmeath

€5,400.00

38

Drogheda Animal Rescue, Bellscourt, Scholes Lane, Drogheda, Co. Louth

€17,500.00

39

DSPCA, Mount Venus Road,  Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

€210,000.00

40

Dublin Animal Rescue Group, Griffith Avenue, Drumcondra,  Dublin 9

€2,500.00

41

Dundalk Dog Rescue, Walterstown, Castlebellingham,  Co. Louth

€5,700.00

42

Dungarvan (SPCA) Rescue Kennels, Garranbane, Dungarvan,  Co Waterford

€12,600.00

43

Enniscorthy SPCA, C/O Sinead Brennan, Ballinakill, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy  Co. Wexford

€11,200.00

44

Fairyglen Community Animal Sanctuary, Arigna, Co Roscommon

€10,500.00

45

Fellenberg Foundation Ltd.,  Flesk,  Woodford, Co Galway

€1,400.00

46

Fingal SPCA, The Burow, Portrane, Co. Dublin

€3,200.00

47

Forgotten Horses Ireland, Castletaylor,  Ardrahan, Co Galway

€3,500.00

48

Friends for Wildlife, Derryinver, Letterfrack, Co. Galway

€2,400.00

49

Friends of Animals, Greenpeace Cottage, Cullionbeg,  Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

€5,200.00

50

Fur Babies, Carrick View, Ballygibbon, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

€2,400.00

51

Galway & Claddagh Swan Rescue, 68 Ashleigh Grove, Knocknacarra, Co. Galway

€3,600.00

52

Galway Cat Rescue, 120 Seacrest, Knocknacarra, Co. Galway

€2,400.00

53

Galway SPCA,  2A St Augustine Street , Co. Galway

€34,000.00

54

Great Hounds in Need, 7 Cois Coille, Kilcash, Ballypatrick, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

€1,100.00

55

Greystones Kitty Hostel, 7 Rivendell, Greystones, Co. Wicklow*

€1,000.00

56

Hollys Horse Haven, Howes Hill, Knocknagora, Omeath, Co. Louth

€12,000.00

57

Homes for unwanted Greyhounds, Corrawoolia, Glencuttane Lower, Kilgobnet , Beaufort, Co. Kerry

€2,800.00

58

Hungry Horse Outside, Currygranny, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford

€30,000.00

59

Inistioge Puppy Rescue Ballygub, Inistioge Co. Kilkenny

€8,400.00

60

Irish Horse Protection League, Manor Kilbride, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

€4,500.00

61

*Irish Horse Rehoming Programme ,C/O Karen Keogh, IHRP, Beacon Stud, Kilcappa,  Cloneygowan, Co. Offaly

€4,000.00

62

Irish Horse Welfare Trust, Ballinamona, Woodenbridge, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

€60,000.00

63

Irish Raptor Research Centre/Eagles Flying, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

€8,400.00

64

Irish Red Grouse Association, Oakpark, Co. Carlow

€3,000.00

65

ISPCA, Victor Dowling Equine Rescue Centre, Dromsligo, Mallow, Co. Cork

€14,000.00

66

Irish Whale & Dolphin Group, Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Co. Clare

€1,800.00

67

ISPCA (Head Office), National Animal Centre, Derryglogher, Keenagh, Co Longford.

€210,000.00

68

ISPCA Carlow Branch,  Castlemore, Tullow, Co. Carlow

€7,000.00

69

Joan's Animal Rescue Centre, Glangevlin, Co. Cavan

€2,600.00

70

Kathleen Barrett Valley View Equine Retirement Centre,Knocknagorna, Athea, Co. Limerick

€1,400.00

71

Kaths Kitty Corner, Oldrock, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

€1,200.00

72

Kenmare & Locality Animal Welfare Society, KLAWS, Letter, Reen, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

€3,400.00

73

Kerry SPCA, Rackett  Lane, Tralee, Co. Kerry

€7,200.00

74

Kildare & West Wicklow SPCA, Mullinasella, Calverstown, Kilkullen, Co. Kildare

€15,400.00

75

Kilkenny Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Ltd.,  Norebank Lodge, Greenshill, Kilkenny

€12,000.00

76

Kitten Cottage, Lurganboy, Virginia, Co. Cavan

€1,100.00

77

KWWSPCA Pound Dogs, 34 Cluain Aoibhinn, Craddockstown Road, Naas, Co. Kildare

€1,400.00

78

Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Pump Cottage, Baltracey, Donadea, Co Kildare

€14,000.00

79

Last Hope Animal Charity, PO Box 56, Navan, Co. Meath

€8,400.00

80

*Leinster Animal Rescue Ltd, Clarendon House, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2*

€1,000.00

81

Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre Ltd., Drumkeeran, Co. Leitrim

€15,000.00

82

Lily's Dog Rescue, Annagheen, Shercock, Co. Cavan

€1,300.00

83

Limerick Animal Welfare Ltd., 19 Hillcrest Drive, Greystones, Co. Limerick

€41,000.00

84

Limerick Feral Cats, 45 Bellevue Court, Father Russell Road, Co. Limerick

€3,000.00

85

Limerick SPCA,  289 Fr. Russell Square, Hyde Road, Co. Limerick

€13,300.00

86

*Little Wings Bird Sanctuary, Delchristy Cottage, Banada, Tourlestrande, Co. Sligo*

€1,000.00

87

Longford SPCA, Unit 2, Market Square, Longford,  Co. Longford.

€21,000.00

88

Louth SPCA, St. Alphonsus Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

€21,000.00

89

Mallow Animal Rescue, Knockane, Ballyclough, Mallow, Co. Cork

€1,000.00

90

Mayo Animal Welfare, Honey Cottage, Kilmeena,Westport, Co. Mayo

€3,000.00

91

Mayo SPCA Ltd, Pattens Park, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo

€9,600.00

92

Mo Chara Animal Rescue, 22/23 Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

€7,000.00

93

*Mollies Animal Welfare, Newtown Common, Duleek, Co. Meath*

€1,000.00

94

Monaghan SPCA, Killydonagh, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan

€23,900.00

95

Munster Lost and Found Pet Helpline, Ballynabearna,  Ballinhassig, Co. Cork

€5,000.00

96

National Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Coolronan, Ballivor, Co. Meath

€7,000.00

97

New Ross SPCA, Ballyclemock, Foulksmills, Co. Wexford

€14,800.00

98

North County Dublin SPCA, 45 Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

€21,000.00

99

*North Mayo Horse Sanctuary, Garden Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo*

€1,000.00

100

North West Pet Protection T/A Donegal Pet Rescue, Drumabodan, Ramelton, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

€18,000.00

101

North West SPCA, Carrowreagh, Killala,  Ballina, Co. Mayo

€26,600.00

102

North Wexford SPCA, 4 Glen Aoibhinn, Ardamine, Courtown, Co. Wexford

€19,600.00

103

Offaly SPCA, Market Place, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

€19,000.00

104

Paulines Rescue, Lauragh, Milford, Charleville, Co. Cork

€10,000.00

105

Paw Pourri, Lower Market Street, Ennis, Co. Clare

€1,800.00

106

Paws Animal Rescue, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary

€28,000.00

107

Petwatch Ltd., 132 Rialto Cottages, Rialto, Dublin 8

€6,300.00

108

Precious Paws Animal Sanctuary, Guilmore, Gurteen, Co. Sligo.

€1,400.00

109

Renvyle Cat and Dog Rescue, Tullycross, Renvyle, Connemara, Co. Galway

€2,800.00

110

Roscommon SPCA, P.O. Box 10, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

€17,300.00

111

Roscrea SPCA, Rosemount House, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

€15,400.00

112

Rosie Campbell T/A Animal Magic, Deebert Cottage, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

€7,400.00

113

Rover Rescue, Tilly Cottage, Shanaway Road, Ennis, Co. Clare

€3,600.00

114

Rural Animal Welfare Resources Ltd (RAWR) Ratooragh, Schull, Co. Cork

€11,000.00

115

Seal Rescue Ireland,  Seamount, Courtown, Gorey, Co. Wexford

€6,500.00

116

Second Chance Animal Welfare Ltd., 20 Sky Court, Shannon Town, Shannon, Co. Clare.

€9,800.00

117

Sligo Dog Welfare, Cullaghbeg, Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo

€2,400.00

118

South East Animal Rescue, Tomnalosset, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

€4,000.00

119

South Tipperary Dog Rescue, Farranacliffe, Mount Bruis, Co. Tipperary

€1,500.00

120

St. Francis Dispensary for Sick and Injured Animals, 101 Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

€9,600.00

121

Sunset Appeal, Panwa,8 St. Martinas Park,  Ballycullane, New Ross, Co. Wexford

€2,500.00

122

The Cat and Dog Protection Association, Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

€17,000.00

123

The Donkey Sanctuary(Ireland) Limited, Knockardbane, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork

€87,000.00

124

The Equus Foundation, Punchestown Upper, Rathmore, Co. Kildare

€4,200.00

125

The Inner City Cat Rescue Group, 15 Ardilaun Square, Ballybough, Dublin 3

€2,700.00

126

The Irish Blue Cross,15A Goldenbridge Industrial Estate, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

€70,000.00

127

The Sathya Sai Sanctuary Trust for Nature, Lower Cloghogue, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo

€12,600.00

128

The Wexford SPCA, The Vet Centre, Distillery Road, Co. Wexford

€40,000.00

129

Tipperary South SPCA, Savannah House, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

€13,600.00

130

Tipperary Friends of Animals SPCA, C/o Linda Hehir, Knockalton Upper, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

€5,000.00

131

Tipp-Off Animal Rescue, Ballykinash, Carrig, Birr, Co .Offaly.

€10,000.00

132

*TNR Roscommon, Cloondray, Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon*

€1,000.00

133

Traveller Animal Welfare, Avon Hill Farm, Ballyknockan, Rathdrum. Co. Wicklow

€5,400.00

134

*Twin Towns Lost and Found Dogs, Cooladason, Killygordon, Co. Donegal*

€1,000.00

135

Waterford Animal  Welfare,13 Seapoint,  Riverstown Business Park, Tramore, Co. Waterford

€12,000.00

136

Waterford Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Summerland Square, Yellow Road, Co. Waterford.

€23,000.00

137

West Cork Animal Welfare Group Ltd.,  GortnaGrenane,  Clonakilty, Co. Cork

€12,000.00

138

Westmeath SPCA, C/o Jorristown Lodge, Killucan, Co. Westmeath

€12,000.00

139

Westown Animal Shelter, Hidden Valley, Ballymore Eustace Horse Sanctuary, Co. Kildare

€3,500.00

140

Whiskers New Park Animal Sanctuary, Leatra, Williamstown, Co. Galway

€4,200.00

141

Wicklow Cats Rescue, 15 Broudlough View, Greenhill Road, Wicklow

€1,200.00

142

Wicklow SPCA, Sharepeshill, Ballygannon Mor, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

€36,400.00

 

 

€1,867,200.00

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added 19.12.14

Date Released: 19 December 2014