Hayes welcomes new welfare funds

Deputy Tom Hayes TD, has welcomed funding of €1.8m to 136 organisations, including eight in Tipperary, involved in animal care and welfare services throughout the country.

The payments will be made with immediate Minister Hayes said that the level of funding being provided to these organisations has increased for the third year in a row reflecting the importance of the work of these organisations and the overall welfare of animals. The Minister said “I am giving a special increase in funding to those organisations involved in horse welfare, to ensure sufficient resources are available to enable them cater for any difficulties arising in the area of horse welfare over the coming year and to assist them in complying with new legislation on equine identification and equine premises registration.” The Minister said that 2013 has been a challenging and demanding year for animal welfare

organisations but praised the fantastic work carried out by them.


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