€87,000 in funding has been awarded to 8 animal welfare organisations in Galway and is part of national funding of €2,906,000 allocated by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed to 106 animal welfare organisations across the country.
The organisations benefiting include Galway SPCA which has received €40,000, MADRA and Pro Animale Ireland CLG both received €12,000 each, along with funding allocations for Fellenberg Foundation Ireland Ltd, Forgotten Horses Ireland, Galway & Claddagh Swan Rescue, Galway Cat Rescue and Renvyle Cat and Dog Rescue.
This funding will be a great boost for these community-focused animal welfare organisations and will help them with their work safe-guarding and promoting the welfare of animals.
I have had fantastic personal experience with animal welfare organisations here in Galway, particularly with Madra. This funding is well deserved and I would like to take the chance to recognise their contribution of the excellent volunteers that do so much for our community and the protection of surrendered, abandoned and at-risk animals.
Fellenberg Foundation Ireland Ltd, Flesk, Woodford, Co Galway €4,000
Forgotten Horses Ireland, Kinvara, Co. Galway €7,500
Galway & Claddagh Swan Rescue, Lough Rusheen, Barna, Co Galway €5,500
Galway Cat Rescue, Seacrest, Knocknacarra, Galway €5,000
Galway SPCA, Heathlawn, Killimor, Ballinasloe, Co Galway €40,000
MADRA, Madra HQ, Furbo, Co Galway €12,000
Pro Animale Ireland CLG, Avalon, Flesk, Woodford, Co Galway €12,000
Renvyle Cat and Dog Rescue, c/o Tully Cross, Renvyle, Co Galway €1,000