Wicklow spca would like to acknowledge the support and allocation of funding from the Department of Agriculture to help animal welfare organisations continue in the work for the year ahead.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has announced funding of more than €5.8 million to 99 animal welfare charities nationwide – an increase of more than €2 million on last year.
Commenting on the record funding, Minister McConalogue said:
“Animal welfare is important to all of us in Ireland and is a priority for me and the government. I am delighted to announce today the highest ever level of funding of €5.8 million to animal welfare charities. This money will go to support organisations across the country working to protect and take care of animals. The additional funding provided this year will make a real difference by improving the welfare of animals in Ireland.
“Those who work for animal welfare charities are frontline workers and treat it as a vocation. We are extremely grateful of the tremendous work they do in keeping pets and animals safe.”
Highlighting the important work done by animal welfare charities in Ireland, the Minister said:
“I acknowledge the important work carried out, often in very challenging circumstances, by animal welfare organisations and their dedicated volunteers and staff across Ireland.
“Animal welfare charities play a crucial role in helping animals in need, educating people, and raising public awareness about improving animal welfare.”