€180K funding allocated to the Irish Blue Cross

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The Irish Blue Cross Animal Care charity has been allocated €180,000 in annual funding by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The Inchicore-based charity looks after the pets owned by people who cannot afford expensive treatments, surgeries and general pet care.

Fine Gael Dublin South Central, TD Catherine Byrne and the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney visited the Irish Blue Cross this week to announce that their grant for this year is €180,000, an increase of over 150% on last year’s grant, which was €70,000.

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TD Byrne said,

“The Irish Blue Cross undertakes tremendous work for animal welfare in our community. They look after the pets owned by people who perhaps cannot afford expensive treatments, surgeries and general pet care.

“They also run great mobile clinics on a weekly basis in the evenings in Ballybrack, Ballyfermot, Blanchardstown, Cabra, Crumlin, Donnycarney, Finglas, Smithfield, Tallaght and Walkinstown. As well as caring for pets they also perform a valuable educational role by heavily 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.”

This year’s grant should go a long way in helping this great charity in its work. The staff at the Irish Blue Cross are so dedicated to their work and offer a really high quality service for pet owners in need of assistance.”

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