€3.7 million allocated to organizations on Animal Welfare Awareness Day

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Charlie McConalogue announced more than $3.7 million in funding to 98 animal welfare organizations nationwide.

The Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Navy unveiled the funding at the first Animal Welfare Awareness Day, an animal welfare awareness initiative.

To mark the day, the Minister for Fianna Fáil is due to visit donkeys housed at Farmleigh Estate and Donkey Sanctuary, as well as the DSPCA headquarters in Rathfarnham, Dublin.

“I am thrilled that on the first ever Animal Welfare Awareness Day, I can recognize the fantastic efforts and commitment of our incredible animal welfare organizations and indeed the many dedicated welfare volunteers. animal,” McConalogue said.

These organizations play a crucial role in ensuring that all of our animals are cared for and protected. It’s frontline work that we can all be proud of.

“These organizations play a crucial role in ensuring that all of our animals are cared for and protected. It’s frontline work that we can all be proud of.

“As part of our commitment to the program for government, these awards mark the largest funding grant to animal welfare organizations ever awarded by my department. This additional support will make a real difference to animal welfare at the national scale.

Mr McConalogue said animal welfare is increasingly important to Irish citizens.

“We are increasingly aware of the interrelation between animal welfare and human well-being,” he added.

“Maintaining animal welfare standards is the responsibility of everyone in our society; for those who own, care for or are responsible for animals, whether on the farm or at home.

“To ensure funding for animal welfare organizations has the greatest impact nationwide, this year my department aligned our funding model with welfare policies, goals, and priorities. described in the new animal welfare strategy 2021-2025.”

The minister also urged people to think carefully before getting a pet this Christmas.

“A pet can bring great joy, but with that comes responsibility. Owning and caring for a pet is a major long-term commitment,” he added.

“There’s great advice on my department’s website and from many welfare organizations – think carefully before deciding to buy a puppy this Christmas and take responsibility for your choice.”

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