Five animal welfare charities in Co. Wexford are to receive funding to the tune of €203,356. The funding was announced as part of the recent Animal Welfare Awareness Day.
The recipients include Wexford SPCA (€92,375); North Wexford SPCA (€46,500: Seal Rescue Ireland, based in Courtown Harbour (€33,906; New Ross SPCA (€24,400) and Chipper’s Sanctuary €6,175).
Nationwide, the Department of Agriculture has allocated €5.8 million to 99 different animal welfare charities which shows an increase of more than €2 million in funding compared to last year.
“Animal welfare is important to all of us and is a priority for me and my government colleagues,” said Minister James Browne, who added; “Those who work for County Wexford’s animal welfare charities are frontline workers and treat it as a vocation.”