Kilkenny animal welfare groups benefit from record funding
Two Kilkenny animal welfare groups will share €24,000 in funding after a record grant scheme from the government this year.
A Dog’s Like in Glenmore and the Kilkenny Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received the funding from Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue as part of a €3.2 million package for 101 animal welfare organisations across the country.
Announcing the funding, Minister McConalouge said: “I am delighted to award this funding to animal welfare bodies countrywide, in what has been a particularly challenging year for the charity sector.
“I am confident that the support will make a great difference to the lives of Irish animals. We are particularly fortunate in Ireland to have a strong, active voluntary sector dedicated to animal welfare.
“The staff and volunteers from the organisations in receipt of today’s funding in every county across Ireland show incredible commitment to protecting and caring for surrendered, abandoned and at-risk animals,” the minister added.