November 28, 2020
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Waterford animal welfare groups given €67,000 pre-Christmas funding boost

Four Waterford animal welfare groups have received €67,000 in Government funding in the final countdown to the busy Christmas period.

It is part of an overall €2.9 million funding package announced by Agriculture Minister Michael Creed (pictured middle above) for 106 animal welfare groups across the country.

The Waterford Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received €32,000, while Waterford Animal Welfare, which is situated on the Quay, got €17,000.

The Déise Animal Sanctuary in Ballymacarbry received €12,000 in funding and the Animal Trust Fund in Passage East was given a €6,000 pre-Christmas boost.

Announcing the funding, Minister Creed paid tribute to animal workers and volunteers across the county, who he said “provide great support and commitment to protecting surrendered, abandoned and at-risk animals”.

The minister also reminded members of the public that the Animal Welfare 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

 

 

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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