Minister Coveney Awards Funding to Animal Welfare Organisations


Minister Coveney Awards Funding to Animal Welfare Organisations

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Funding for Animal Welfare Organisations

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr. Simon Coveney TD, has announced funding of €2,541,000 to 140 organisations involved in safeguarding animal welfare throughout the country. The payments will be made with immediate effect.

Making the announcement at the Irish Blue Cross Clinic in Inchicore, the Minister said that 'animal welfare organisations make a tremendous contribution to the welfare of animals, in particular, by educating the public on best practice, by making effective interventions where appropriate and providing facilities for at-risk animals. The increase in workload for animal welfare bodies due to new animal welfare legislation, including the new dog microchipping legislation, and the continuing albeit decreasing reporting of incidences of animal neglect to the Department’s animal welfare helpline clearly demonstrates a need to assist animal welfare organisations in their important work. I am pleased therefore to be in a position to increase funding to animal welfare organisations for the fifth consecutive year’.

Minister Coveney noted that some welfare organisations, such as the Irish Blue Cross had taken on an additional workload in recent years, particularly in dog welfare. In addition, staff in other organisations such as the ISPCA and the DSPCA had taken on roles as authorised officers under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013, resulting in increased demands on their resources. Commenting on this, the Minister said that ‘I welcome the very active role being played by the ISPCA and the DSPCA as authorised officers in applying the Act to domestic animals’.

Elaborating on the increased allocations, Minister Coveney stated that ‘whilst I have increased the available supports generally, I am particularly mindful of the additional challenge associated with the impending requirement that all dogs must be microchipped from 31 March 2016. For 2016, I have therefore set aside specific funding to be targeted to the development of projects and initiatives around dog micro-chipping, along the lines of that announced at the Animal Welfare Conference held earlier this year in Farmleigh. This additional specific funding has been added to the allocation to certain organisations. Officials will be liaising with organisations early in the New Year to outline specific areas in which this element of this year’s funding is to be targeted’.

The Minister referred to the issue of equine welfare and said that ‘it is encouraging to report that the scale of the unwanted horse problem and associated welfare issues continue to decrease significantly’. The Minister went on to say that “ I believe that greater enforcement of equine legislation, improved traceability through a more effective passport regime, a central equine database, financial support for subsidised horse castration projects to reduce indiscriminate breeding has delivered huge positives for equine welfare in the past twelve months’. Some of the recipients of today’s funding are supporting the development of facilities for horse projects, targeted at the younger horse owning population and include modules on a range of practical skills and knowledge in care for equines. These organisations will also be requested to develop dedicated projects providing for equine castration in order to reduce indiscriminate breeding and improve horse welfare.

The Minister commended the introduction earlier this year of the Irish Pet Advertising Advisory Group’s (IPAAGs) minimum standards to protect the welfare of animals sold online. IPPAG plays an important role in raising public awareness on necessity to act responsibly when buying pets from websites and publications.

In making this year’s awards, the Minister said that ‘in order to ensure continued good governance among these largely voluntary organisations, all recipients of funding will be provided with a code of practice setting out my Department’s recommendations on sound welfare and management practices to be adhered to when carrying out their work’. The Minister continued ‘I want to emphasise that incidents of animal cruelty are totally unacceptable and I am determined that the Animal Health and Welfare Act together with the important dog microchipping legislation will be vigorously and fairly applied in the best interests of animal welfare by my Department, animal welfare organisations and other agencies, including An Garda Síochána’.

Once again Minister Coveney asked ‘members of the public to exercise discretion when considering gifting animals as pets this Christmas time. Owning pets involves extensive commitment and can be costly and there are clearly instances where such ‘gifts’, which may be well meaning, are often times abandoned by their new owners when the novelty wears off and it is left to the animal welfare charities to deal with the consequences of these abandonments which places unnecessary pressure on their resources’.

Finally, the Minister stated that he and his Department would continue to work closely with animal welfare groups. He reminded the public of the dedicated email address and helpline in operation in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for members of the public to report incidents of animal cruelty.

Organisations approved for funding


No

Organisation Name and address

2015

1

A Dogs Life, Parkstown Lower, Glenmore, Co Kilkenny

€5,000

2

Ainmhithe Animal Rescue, Rathreagh, Kincon, Ballina, Co Mayo

€9,500

3

An Cat Dubh, Clounlaheen East, Mullagh, Co Clare

€5,000

4

Animal Help Net Kerry, C/o Beechlawn, The Kerries, Tralee, Co Kerry

€5,000

5

Animal Magic Wildlife Rescue, Deebert, Kilmallock, Co Limerick

€10,000

6

Animal Sanctuary Hubasha Ltd, T/A Ash Animal Rescue, Kiltegan, Co Wicklow

€28,000

7

Animals in Need Ltd., Clareden Drive, Donegal Town, Co Donegal

€25,000

8

Athlone & West Midlands SPCA, Dysart, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon

€6,500

9

Aughrim Cat Rescue, Lower Killalloran, Aughrim, Co Wicklow

€2,000

10

Autism Assistance Dogs, Mallow, Co. Cork

€8,000

11

Avalon Greyhound Sanctuary Pro Animale Ireland Ltd, Woodford, Co Galway

€10,000

12

Blackwater Animal Rescue, Lismount, Kilworth, Co Cork

€3,000

13

Burren Animal Rescue, Rockforest, Tubber, Co Clare

€3,500

14

Cappanagarrane Rescue, C/O Anne Williamson, Mullinahone, Thurles, Co Tipperary

€2,000

15

Cara Rescue dogs Ltd., Derrycloney, Mountmellick,Co Laois

€4,500

16

Carrick Dog Shelter Ltd, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan

€14,000

17

Cat Concern Wicklow, Heathervue, Greystones, Co Wicklow

€4,500

18

Cats' Aid, C/o Maeve Bradley, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15

€10,000

19

Cavan SPCA, Shankill, Cavan, Co Cavan

€29,000

20

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

€5,000

21

City Cats, 27 Arlington Road, Blackthorn Hills, Ferrybank, Waterford

€2,000

22

Clare SPCA Newmarket on Fergus, Co Clare

€17,000

23

Clifden Animal Rescue, Ardbear, Clifden, Co. Galway

€3,500

24

Clondalkin Animal Aid Ltd., 91 Boot Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

€6,000

25

Community Cats Network, Glanavaud, Kilbrittain, Co Cork.

€7,000

26

Cork Animal Care Society, Clashbredane, Kilmichael, Co Cork

€7,000

27

Cork Cat Action Trust, Killeenleigh, Aghabullogue, Co Cork

€15,000

28

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

€25,000

29

Cork SPCA, Link Road, Mahon, Co Cork

€80,000

30

Cottage Rescue, Longfield, Cashel, Co Tipperary

€8,500

31

Deise Animal Sanctuary, Ballymacarbry, Waterford, Ireland

€8,000

32

Dog Rescue Coolronan, Ballivor, Co. Meath

€4,000

33

Dogs Aid Animal Sanctuary, Meakstown, Co Dublin

€13,000

34

Dogs in Distress Limited, Ash Hill, Dunboyne, Co Meath

€11,000

35

Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, Castledooey, Raphoe, Lifford PO, Co Donegal

€4,000

36

Drogheda Animal Rescue Limited, Scholes Lane, Drogheda, Co Louth

€19,500

37

Dublin Husky Rescue, Emyvale, Tinteskin, Kilmuckridge, Gorey, Co Wexford

€2,500

38

Dublin SPCA, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

€290,000

39

Dundalk Dog Rescue, Walterstown, Castlebellingham, Co Louth

€7,000

40

Dungarvan (SPCA) Rescue Kennels, Garranabane, Dungarvan, Co Waterford

€15,000

41

Enniscorthy SPCA, Ballinakill, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

€13,000

42

Fairyglen Community Animal Sanctuary, Arigna, Co Leitrim

€13,000

43

Fellenberg Foundation Ireland Ltd, Woodford, Co Galway

€3,000

44

Fingal SPCA, The Burrow, Portrane, Co Dublin

€4,500

45

Flying Irish Greyhounds, Moycullen, Co Galway

€2,000

46

Forgotten Horses Ireland, Kinvara, Co Galway.

€5,000

47

Friends for Wildlife, Letterfrack, Co Galway

€4,000

48

Friends of Animals, Cullionbeg, Mullingar, Westmeath

€6,500

49

Fur Babies, Carrick View, Ballygibbon, Edenderry, Co Offaly

€5,000

50

Galway & Claddagh Swan Rescue, Knocknacarra, Galway.

€5,000

51

Galway Cat Rescue, 120 Seacrest, Knocknacarra, Galway

€4,000

52

Galway SPCA, 2A St Augustine Street, Galway

€40,000

53

Great Hounds in Need, Kilcash, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

€3,500

54

Greystones Kitty Hostel, 8 Castlefield Terrace, Greystones, Co Wicklow

€3,000

55

Holly's Horse Haven, Howes Hill, Omeath, Co Louth

€16,000

56

Homes for Unwanted Greyhounds, Mangerton Road, Muckross, Killarney, Co Kerry

€4,000

57

Hungry Horse Outside, Newtownforbes, Co Longford

€61,000

58

Inistoge Puppy Rescue, Ballygub, Inistoge, Co Kilkenny

€10,000

59

Irish Horse Protection League, Manor Kilbride, Blessington, Co Wicklow

€5,000

60

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

€87,000

61

Irish Raptor Research Centre/ Eagles Flying , Ballymote, Co Sligo

€10,000

62

Irish Seal Sanctuary, Garristown, Co Dublin.

€5,000

63

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Co Clare

€5,000

64

ISPCA National Animal Centre, Keenagh, Co Longford

€290,000

65

ISPCA, Equine Rescue Centre, Dromsligo, Mallow, Co Cork

€20,000

66

Karen Keogh T/A Irish Horse Rehoming Programme, Cloneygowan, Co Offaly

€7,000

67

Kathleen Barrett, Valley View Equine Retirement, Athea, Co Limerick

€3,500

68

Kath's Kitty Corner, Ballymote, Co Sligo

€3,500

69

Kenmare & Locality Animal Welfare Society, Collaros, Lauragh, Co Kerry.

€5,000

70

Kerry SPCA, Rackett Lane, Tralee, Co Kerry

€10,000

71

Kildare and West Wicklow SPCA, Kilcullen, Co Kildare

€20,000

72

Kilkenny SPCA, Norebank Lodge, Greenshill, Kilkenny City

€15,000

73

Kitten Cottage, Lurganboy, Virginia, Co Cavan

€4,500

74

KWWSPCA Pound Dogs, Naas, Co Kildare

€3,500

75

Laois SPCA, Baltracey, Donadea, Co Kildare

€17,000

76

Last Hope Animal Charity, Navan, Co Meath

€10,000

77

Leinster Horse and Pony Rescue, Navan Road, Trim, Co Meath

€2,000

78

Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre Ltd., Drumkeeran, Co Leitrim

€17,000

79

Lily's Dog Rescue, Annagherin, Shercock, Cavan

€3,500

80

Limerick Animal Welfare,Moorestown, Kilfinane, Co Limerick

€55,000

81

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

€5,000

82

Limerick SPCA, 289 Fr Russell Square, Hyde Road, Limerick City

€14,500

83

Little Wings Bird Sanctuary, Banada, Tourlestrande, Co Sligo

€3,000

84

Longford SPCA, Market Square, Longford Town

€23,000

85

Louth SPCA, Oaklawns, St. Alphonsus Road, Dundalk, Co Louth

€23,000

86

Lucy Fraher, Melleray Road, Cappoquin, Co Waterford

€2,000

87

Madra, Connemara Kennels, Camus, Co Galway

€8,000

88

Mayo Animal Welfare, Kilmeena, Westport, Co Mayo

€5,000

89

Meath SPCA, Nobber, Kells, Co Meath

€2,000

90

Mo Chara Animal Rescue, 22-23 Liberty Square, Thurles, Co Tipperary

€9,000

91

Mollies Animal Rescue, Newtown Common, Duleek, Co Meath

€3,000

92

Monaghan SPCA, Killydonagh, Emyvale, Co Monaghan

€28,000

93

Munster Lost and Found Pet Helpline, Ballynabearna, Ballinpassig, Co Cork

€7,000

94

My Lovely Horse Rescue Limited, Ballonan, Co. Kildare

€2,000

95

National Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Coolronan, Ballivor, Co Meath

€17,000

96

New Ross SPCA, Ballyclemock, Foulksmills, Co Wexford

€16,000

97

North Co Dublin SPCA, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

€25,000

98

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

€3,000

99

North West Pet Protection, T/A Donegal Pet Rescue, Ramelton, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

€20,000

100

North West SPCA Ltd, Carrow Reagh, Killala, Ballina, Co Mayo

€31,000

101

North Wexford SPCA, Rafter Street, Gorey, Co Wexford

€21,000

102

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

€21,000

103

Paulines Rescue, Lauragh, Milford, Charleville, Co Cork

€13,000

104

Paw Pourri Animal Rescue, Lower Market Street, Ennis, Co Clare

€4,500

105

PAWS Animal Rescue, Poulacapple West, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary

€40,000

106

Petwatch Ltd., Rialto Cottages, Rialto, Dublin 8

€7,000

107

Precious Paws Animal Sanctuary, Cuilmore, Gurteen, Co Sligo

€3,500

108

Renvyle Cat and Dog Rescue, Connemara, Co Galway

€3,500

109

Roscommon SPCA, Castlerea, Co Roscommon

€20,000

110

Roscrea SPCA, C/O Rosemount House, Roscrea, Co Tipperary

€17,500

111

Rover Rescue, Tilly Cottage, Shanaway Road, Ennis, Co Clare

€4,500

112

Royal Dog Rescue (RDR), Williamstown, Trim Road, Navan

€2,000

113

Rural Animal Welfare Resources,(RAWR), Glenlough, Bantry, Co. Cork

€13,000

114

Sathya Sai Sanctuary Trust for Nature, Castlebaldwin, Co Sligo

€14,000

115

Seal Rescue Ireland, Seal rescue Ireland, Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co Wexford

€12,000

116

Second Chance Animal Rescue Ltd, Skycourt, Shannon, Co Clare

€12,000

117

Sligo Dog Welfare Services, Cullaghbeg, Druncliffe, Sligo

€4,000

118

South East Animal Rescue, Tomnalossett, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

€6,000

119

St Francis Dispensary, Inchicore, Dublin 8

€11,500

120

Sunset Appeal, 8 St. Martin's Park, Ballycullane, New Ross, Co Wexford

€3,000

121

The Animal Trust Fund, Barristown, Passage East, Co Waterford

€3,500

122

The Cat and Dog Protection Association, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

€19,000

123

The Daisy Fund, Aillebrack, Liscahane, Ardfert, Tralee, Co Kerry

€3,500

124

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

€120,000

125

The Equus Foundation, Rathmore, Naas, Co Kildare

€6,000

126

The Hogsprickle, Ballykelly, Broadford, Co Clare

€2,000

127

The Inner City Cat Rescue Group, 15 Ardilaun Square, Ballybough, Dublin 3

€4,000

128

The Irish Blue Cross, Goldenbridge Industrial Estate, Inchicore, Dublin 8

€180,000

129

Tipperary Friends of Animals SPCA, Friar St., Nenagh, Co Tipperary

€8,000

130

TNR Roscommon, Cloondray, Mount Talbot, Co Roscommon

€3,000

131

Traveller Animal Welfare, Avon Hill Farm, Ballyknockan, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

€6,500

132

Twin Towns Lost and Found Dogs, Crossroads, Killygordon, Co Donegal

€3,500

133

Waterford Animal Welfare, Seapoint Park, Riverstown, Tramore, Co Waterford

€15,000

134

Waterford SPCA, Summerland Square, Yellow Road, Waterford

€30,000

135

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

€14,500

136

Westmeath SPCA, Killucan, Co Westmeath

€14,500

137

Westown Animal Shelter, Johnstown, Naas, Co Kildare

€4,500

138

Wexford SPCA Ltd., The Veterinary Centre, Distillery Road, Wexford

€42,500

139

Whiskers New Park Animal Sanctuary, Williamstown, Co Galway

€6,000

140

Wicklow SPCA, Ballygannon Mor, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow

€40,000

Total allocation

€2,541,000



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

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