Funding of over €70k has been awarded to local animal welfare organisations in County Louth, a Fine Gael TD has confirmed.
Fine Gael TD for Louth and East Meath, Fergus O’Dowd said, “The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, today (Wednesday, December 15) confirmed funding of over €70k has been allocated to Louth Animal Welfare organisations on what is the inaugural Animal Welfare Awareness Day, an initiative of the Minister to raise awareness of animal welfare.
O’Dowd said “This €70k in funding will contribute to the protection of at-risk animals. Drogheda Animal Rescue (DAR), Louth SPCA and Dundalk Dog Rescue all do great work here in the county and I am delighted to see this recognised and funding made available to let the organisations continue their excellent work.
“On this the first ever Animal Welfare Awareness Day, I want take the opportunity to highlight and recognise the outstanding work and contribution of the staff and volunteers who work in these organisations.
“Our local Animal Welfare organisations provide critical care and protection to at risk animals in the county.
O’Dowd added “Mollies Animal Rescue in Duleek, Co. Meath also secured €7,500 in today’s announcement which is great news for the service.”