€9,500 in funding for animal welfare organisations in Dublin Fingal

28/12/2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the allocation of € 9,500 in funding for animal welfare organisations in the North County.

“Dublin Fingal has been allocated €9,500 in funding for animal welfare organisations. The local organisations to receive funding are:
· Fingal SPCA, The Burrow, Portrane – €4,500
· Irish Seal Sanctuary, Garristown – €5,000

“These organisations do important work for animal welfare in our community. Fingal SPCA does great work in rehoming and rehabilitating injured animals and they also perform a valuable educational role by promoting responsible pet ownership. Pet owners are made aware of the benefits of having pets neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped which was made mandatory for all dogs from early 2016 onwards.

“The Irish Seal Sanctuary provides an important service in terms of caring for wildlife and assisting distressed seals, in addition to other wildlife and maritime species. They undertake valuable work in relation to the rescue and rehabilitation of these animals.

“This grant is vital to these organisations and their staff who provide such a dedicated and professional service.

“The economic recovery has allowed for increased funding to services such as this that are a direct support to vulnerable groups in our society. Fine Gael has a plan to keep the recovery going to ensure that we can continue to invest in better public services and ensure everyone in Dublin Fingal feels the benefit.

“For anyone concerned about incidences of pet cruelty they can contact the dedicated helpline in the Department of Agriculture on 01 607 2379.”