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Tipperary Animal Rescue Organisations – €71,000 in Funding

kitsDáil Deputy Michael Lowry, T.D. has confirmed to Thurles.Info today that funding, totalling €71,000 has been approved for six Tipperary organisations involved in the direct delivery of animal care and animal welfare services. The funding is to assist these organisations in meeting their running costs during 2009.

The organisations to benefit from this funding are:

Cottage Rescue €5,000.00.

Irish AllPure Bred Rescue €4,000.00.

Paws Animal Rescue €25,000.00.

Roscrea SPCA €12,000.00.

Tipperary Friends of Animals €15,000.00

Tipperary SPCA €10,000.00

Speaking to Thurles.Info today Deputy Lowry said:

I am pleased to confirm that funding has been approved to these organisations. It is important that funding is allocated immediately to ensure that the groups can meet the demand in the period after Christmas. Unfortunately, the months after Christmas are sadly the busiest time for animal welfare organisations. Pets given at Christmas can too often become an unwanted burden. Many of these animals given as Christmas presents end up in the care of animal rescue groups such as these six beneficiaries.  I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all the staff and volunteers involved in the organisations and in particular to their efforts to provide quality animal rescue services and care. While this allocation will assist with the ongoing running costs of the six Tipperary organisations, I am well aware that it does not meet the increasing demands placed on them. I have appealed for additional funding to the Minister for Agriculture who has responsibility for animal welfare. I am confident that the general public will continue to support these groups so that they can maintain and sustain their operations”

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