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Minister Creed Announces Funding of €2,906,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr. Michael Creed T.D., today announced record funding awards of €2,906,000 to 106 animal welfare organisations throughout the country. The payments will be made with immediate effect.

 

The Minister said “it gives me great pleasure in awarding this funding, which is the largest ever allocation of funding by my Department to animal welfare organisations”. The Minister went on to say that ‘the Government is committed to promoting and advancing the standards of animal welfare in our society and the organisations in receipt of today’s funding, together with their staff and volunteers, provide great support and commitment to protecting surrendered, abandoned and at-risk animals”.

 

The Minister recalled the major improvements in animal welfare that have taken place in recent years. The reform of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013, which replaced legislation going back over a hundred years, was a particular milestone in providing a modern-day legislative basis to support animal welfare policies and objectives. “This legislation enshrined the Five Freedoms concept and introduced mandatory standards to provide for positive welfare for animals.”

The Minister went on to say said that he was now introducing new legislation on the sale and supply of pet animals, and publishing a voluntary Code of Practice for Sellers and Suppliers of Pets.  Anyone selling or supplying more than 5 pet animals in a given year must register with DAFM.  All advertisements of pet animals must include certain minimum information about the pet and the seller or supplier, including in respect of dogs, its microchip number. 

The Code contains guidelines on animal welfare and also addresses public health concerns, for example the need for good hygiene when handling animals, and the potential risk to the health of children associated with contact with reptiles.

The Minister said: “The introduction of this legislation is the culmination of a public consultation to get the public’s views on the sale and supply of pet animals.  I was very pleased with the response, which included views of animal welfare charities and the industry.  The new legislation covers the online advertising of pets for sale or supply, and introduces more traceability especially where dogs are concerned, by requiring advertisement for those pets to include the microchip number of the animal.  These new measures will contribute to my Department’s work in ensuring high standards of the welfare of pet animals are maintained.”

The Minister went on to acknowledge the great work undertaken by staff in his own Department on animal welfare matters and stated that he and his officials will continue to work closely with animal welfare groups. 

 

Finally, the Minister reminded the public of the Animal Welfare Helpline. “The helpline continues to play a critical role in the follow up of concerns raised by citizens regarding animal welfare matters”. 

 

Notes for Editors

Animal Welfare Helpline:

The helpline will be monitored regularly over the holiday period.

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

Dedicated email address - animalwelfare@agriculture.gov.ie

 

 Animal Welfare funding

 

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

 

 

Name and Address for Press Release

Funding for 2019

1

A Dog's Life, c/o Martina Roche, Parkstown Lower, Glenmore, Co Kilkenny

€7,000

2

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

€10,000

3

An Cat Dubh Sanctuary, Cloonlaheen East, Mullagh, Ennis, Co Clare

€4,000

4

Anabatic Lodge Cat Sanctuary, Edenderry, Co Offaly

€1,000

5

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

€7,000

6

Ash Animal Rescue, Rathdangan, Kiltegan, Co Wicklow

€32,000

7

Animal Trust Fund, Passage East, Co Waterford

€6,000

8

Animals In Need CLG, Drumlonagher, Clareden Drive, Donegal Town

€25,000

9

Arklow Cat Rescue, 14 Rory O'Connor Place, Arklow, Co Wicklow

€2,000

10

Babydog Rescue, 9 Westbourne Court, Ennis, Co Clare

€2,000

11

Burren Animal Rescue, Tubber, Co Clare

€10,000

12

Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue, Cappanagarrane, Mullinahone ,Co Tipperary

€6,000

13

Cats' Aid, Cabinteely, Dublin 18

€10,000

14

Cavan SPCA, Shankill, Cavan, Co Cavan

€27,000

15

Chipper's Cat Sanctuary, 2 The Avenue, Clonattin Village, Gorey, Co Wexford

€2,000

16

Clare Animal Welfare CLG, Feakle, Co Clare

€1,000

17

Clondalkin Animal Aid, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

€5,000

18

Community Cats Network, Glanavaud, Kilbrittain, Co Cork

€9,000

19

Cork Animal Care Society, Hillview Lodge, Clashbredane (Kilmichael), Co Cork

€7,000

20

Cork Cat Action Trust, Blackrock, Co Cork

€15,000

21

Cork Dog Action Welfare Group, Milford, Charleville, Co Cork

€32,000

22

Cork SPCA, Link Road, Mahon, Cork.

€100,000

23

Deel Animal Action Group, Rathkeale, Co Limerick

€2,000

24

Deise Animal Sanctuary, Knocknaree, Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford

€12,000

25

Dogs Aid Animal Sanctuary, Meakstown, Dublin 11

€16,000

26

Dogs In Distress, Ash Hill, Dunboyne, Co Meath

€14,000

27

Drogheda Animal Rescue (DAR), Bellescourt, Scholes Lane, Drogheda, Co Louth

€20,000

28

DSPCA, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

€485,000

29

Dundalk Dog Rescue, Walterstown, Castlebellingham, Co Louth

€12,000

30

Fairyglen Community Animal Sanctuary, Greaghnafarna Mor, Arigna, Co Roscommon

€10,000

31

Fellenberg Foundation Ireland Ltd, Flesk, Woodford, Co Galway

€4,000

32

Fingal SPCA, The Burrow, Portrane, Co Dublin

€5,000

33

Forgotten Horses Ireland, Kinvara, Co. Galway

€7,500

34

Friends of Animals, Cullionbeg, Mullingar, Westmeath

€7,000

35

Galway & Claddagh Swan Rescue, Lough Rusheen, Barna, Co Galway

€5,500

36

Galway Cat Rescue, Seacrest, Knocknacarra, Galway

€5,000

37

Galway SPCA, Heathlawn, Killimor, Ballinasloe, Co Galway

€40,000

38

Great Hounds in Needs, 7 Cois Coille, Kilcash, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

€2,000

39

Homeless Animal Rescue Team HART, 26 Highfield Drive, Buttevant, Co Cork

€2,000

40

Homes for Unwanted Greyhounds, 82 Brian Road, Marino, Dublin. 

€5,000

41

Hungry Horse Outside, Currygranny, Newtownforbes, Co Longford

€75,000

42

Husky Rescue Ireland, Coolnacritta, Cullahill, Rathdowney,Co Laois.

€5,000

43

Inistioge Puppy Rescue, Ballygub, Inistioge, Co.Kilkenny

€2,000

44

Irish Horse Rehoming Programme, Beacon Stud, Kilcappa, Cloneygowan, Co Offaly.

€9,000

45

Irish Horse Welfare Trust, Ballinamona, Woodenbridge, Arlow, Co Wicklow

€75,000

46

Irish Red Grouse Association Conservation Trust Ltd, Moate, Co Westmeath

€2,000

47

ISPCA National Animal Cetre, Longford

€485,000

48

ISPCA Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Donegal

€2,000

49

ISPCA Equine Rescue Centre,Mallow, Cork

€30,000

50

Kerry SPCA, Rackett Lane, Tralee, Co. Kerry

€12,000

51

Kildare & West Wicklow SPCA,  Animal Shelter, Oldtown, Athgarvan, Co Kildare

€25,000

52

Kilkenny SPCA, Norebank Lodge, Greenshill, Kilkenny City

€15,000

53

Kitten Cottage, Lurganboy, Virginia, Co. Cavan

€5,000

54

Kenmare Locality Animal Welfare Society, KLAWS, C/O Kitty McNally, Collarus, Lauragh, Killarney, Co Kerry

€5,000

55

Laois SPCA, Pump Cottage, Baltracey, Donadea, Co Kildare

€17,000

56

Last Hope Animal Charity,  Navan, Co Meath

€10,000

57

Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre Ltd, Barraghmore, Drumkeeran, Co Leitrim. N41 DX31

€17,000

58

Limerick Animal Welfare, Moorestown, Kilfinane, Co Limerick

€63,000

59

Limerick Feral Cats, Limerick Feral Cats, 6 The Cottages, Murroe Village, Co Limerick

€9,000

60

Limerick SPCA c/c ISPCA National Animal Centre, Longford

€15,000

61

Little Wings Bird Sanctuary, Delchristy Cottage, Banada, Co Sligo

€3,000

62

Longford SPCA, Market Square, Longford.

€1,000

63

Louth SPCA, 114 Oaklawns, St Alphonus Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

€23,000

64

MADRA, Madra HQ, Furbo, Co Galway

€12,000

65

Mayo SPCA, Pattenspark, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo

€5,000

66

Mo Chara Animal Rescue, Ballygemmane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

€14,000

67

Mollies Animal Rescue, Newtown Common, Duleek, Co Meath

€5,000

68

Monaghan SPCA, Killydonagh, Emyvale, Co Monaghan

€26,000

69

Munster Lost & Found Pet Helpline CLG, Ballinabeara, Ballinhassig, Co Cork

€8,000

70

My Lovely Horse Rescue, Enfield, Co. Kildare

€19,000

71

New Ross SPCA, Ballyclemock, Foulksmills, Co Wexford

€14,000

72

North County Dublin SPCA, Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9

€25,000

73

North Mayo Horse Sanctuary, Killala Road, Ballina, Co Mayo

€5,000

74

North West SPCA Ltd, Ballina, Co. Mayo

€60,000

75

North Wexford Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 13 Rafter Street, Gorey, Co Wexford

€21,000

76

Offaly SPCA, Market Place, Off Market Square, Tullamore, Co Offaly

€21,000

77

Oiled Wildlife Response Network, Shannon Foynes Port,  Co Limerick.

€2,000

78

Pauline's Rescue, Lauragh, Milford, Charleville, Co Cork

€23,000

79

PAWS Animal Rescue, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary

€45,000

80

Precious Paws Dog Rescue, Cuilmore, Gurteen, Co Sligo

€3,000

81

Pro Animale Ireland CLG, Avalon, Flesk, Woodford, Co Galway

€12,000

82

Rehoming Cork Pets, Carrigadrohid, Co.Cork

€5,000

83

Renvyle Cat and Dog Rescue, c/o Tully Cross, Renvyle, Co Galway

€1,000

84

Roscommon SPCA, , Castlerea, Co Roscommon

€20,000

85

Roscrea SPCA, Roscrea, Co Tipperary

€18,000

86

The Royal Dog Rescue, Meath

€2,000

87

Rural Animal Welfare Resources CLG, Rockmount, Drimoleague, Co Cork

€13,000

88

Sathya Sai Sanctuary Trust, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo

€14,000

89

Seal Rescue Ireland, Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co Wexford

€15,000

90

Second Chance Animal Rescue Ltd, Shannon, Co Clare

€14,000

91

St. Francis Dispensary, 101/103 Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

€15,000

92

The Cat & Dog Protection Association of Ireland, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

€17,000

93

The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland Ltd,  Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork

€155,000

94

The Haven Rescue Tipperary, c/o 26 The Haven, Roscrea, Co Tipperary

€1,000

95

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

€220,000

96

Tipperary Friends Of Animals SPCA, Friar Street, Nenagh, Co Tipperary

€8,000

97

TNR Donegal, Buncrana, Co Donegal

€1,000

98

TNR South Roscommon, Cloondray, Mount Talbot, Co Roscommon

€3,000

99

TNR West Dublin, 9 Shancastle Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

€2,000

100

Twin Town Lost and Found Dogs, Killygordon. Co. Donegal

€10,000

101

Waterford Animal Welfare, 114A, The Quay, Waterford

€17,000

102

Waterford Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

€32,000

103

West Cork Animal Welfare Group Ltd,  Clonakility, Co. Cork

€17,000

104

Westmeath SPCA, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

€12,000

105

Wexford SPCA, The Veterinary Hospital, Distillery Road, Wexford

€45,000

106

Wicklow SPCA, Ballygannon Mor,Rathdrum, Co Wicklow

€50,000

 

 

€2,906,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDS

Date Released: 20 December 2019