Over €360,000 allocated to local animal welfare charities

Dec 8, 2022 17:12 By Shannonside News
Over €360,000 allocated to local animal welfare charities Over €360,000 allocated to local animal welfare charities
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The grants are awarded by the Department of Agriculture.

Over €360,000 has been allocated to local animal welfare organisations as part of a multi-million euro government fund.

Longford based charity, Hungry Horse Outside received the highest regional allocation, with €140,250 ring fenced for the organisation.

Longford SPCA are also set to benefit from €5,000 euro in funding.


Several charities in Roscommon also received allocations with Roscommon SPCA granted €45,785, the Fairygreen Community Animal Shelter received €19,750 and TNR South Roscommon given €12,600.

Leitrim Animal Welfare has netted €36,400 and Northwest SPCA getting €59,800.

An additional €43,075 has been awarded to Cavan SPCA.


Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue announced funding of more than €5.8 million to 99 animal welfare charities nationwide - an increase of more than €2 million on last year.

Bridget Barham from Roscommon SPCA says the funding will assist with vet costs.

''We offer a neutering program that we try to run all year. And I'm sure you can imagine with that and the welfare of the animals and the care of those that are sick and injured our vets bills are quite substantial. So I think so far this year that vets bills are about €75,000 there's still a lot of fundraising and everything to do.''

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