Animal charity grants

Three Donegal animal charities received a total of €15,300 in grants issued by the Department for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Three Donegal animal charities received a total of €15,300 in grants issued by the Department for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

They were issued to Northwest Pet Protection Ltd. who received €13,000.

Animals in Need were granted €1,3000 while the Raphoe Donkey Sanctuary received €1,000.

Nationally payments totalling €1.235m were announced for organisations involved in animal care and welfare services. The payments will be made with immediate effect.

Commenting on the work carried out by these organisations, The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD said: “I am pleased to be able to provide support to these largely voluntary organisations by way of a grant to assist in their very important work and care of animals. The work of animal welfare organisations continues to play a very important role in protecting Ireland’s image as an animal caring nation”.

As part of the allocation of funds the Minister is recommending a new code of practice for welfare organisations which aims to promote sound welfare and management practices to assist organisations achieve high standards of animal welfare.