Six different animal welfare organisations in Tipperary are set to benefit from a combined total of €114,500 in funding. This positive news for the county was confirmed today by Fianna Fáil T.D. and Chair of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, Jackie Cahill TD. Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue signed off on this funding today (December 15th), which is the inaugural Animal Welfare Day.
Speaking on this today, Deputy Cahill said: “I am pleased to announce that Minister Charlie McConalogue has today signed off on a significant sum of funding for animal welfare organisations around the county. This funding announcement is being made on the inaugural Animal Welfare Day, an initiative of the Fianna Fáil Minister to raise awareness of animal welfare.
“Six organisations in Tipperary will benefit from the €114,500 in total, with €48,500 going to PAWS Animal Rescue, Mullinahone. €23,000 has been allocated to Roscrea SPCA, while Mo Chara Animal Rescue, Moyne will receive €18,000.”
Deputy Cahill continued to state that both the Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue, Mullinahone, and Tipperary Friends of Animals, Nenagh would receive €9,000 each, with the final €7,000 being allocated to The Haven Rescue, Clonmore, Templemore.
Concluding, Deputy Cahill said: “The Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, which I chair, has a keen interest in improving animal welfare standards in this country, as do I personally, and I am delighted to see this funding for the Premier County today.”