Minister of State at the Department of Justice James Brown has welcomed extra funding for animal welfare in Wexford
Three animal welfare charities are to benefit. Wexford SPCA will get a grant worth €92,375. North Wexford SPCA will receive €46,500.
Seal Rescue Ireland based in Courtown Harbour will receive €33,906 in funding. New Ross SPCA will receive €24,400 while Chipper’s Sanctuary will receive €6,175.
Nationally the Department of Agriculture has allocated €5.8 million to 99 animal welfare charities nationwide – an increase of more than €2 million on last year.
The funding announcement was made on the second Annual Animal Welfare Awareness Day.
Minister Browne says animal welfare is important to all of us and is a priority for the Government
He says those who work for County Wexford’s animal welfare charities are frontline workers and treat it as a vocation.
And the community is extremely grateful for the tremendous work they do in keeping pets and animals safe