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In response to a recent story that circulated in the news that featured a husky by the name of Macari, who was the subject of horrific animal abuse when his eyes were shot with pellet guns, Carbon nightclub Galway have raised over €1,000 from their recent ‘Zoology’ fundraiser in aid of the Galway Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA).
Legislation providing for compulsory microchipping of dogs is expected to be published shortly.
Four local animal care and welfare organisations have been awarded funding towards their services for 2014.
There was a strong welcome from a number of politicians for funding for four animal welfare groups in the county which was announced this week. Michelle Mulherin TD said: “I am delighted that the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Deputy Simon Coveney, has confirmed that his Department has awarded funding totalling €46,400 to Mayo-based animal welfare organisations. The successful organisations are the North West SPCA, which was awarded €26,600, Mayo Animal Welfare, awarded €3,000, Mayo SPCA €9,800, and Ainmhithe Animal Rescue, which was awarded €7,000. These are the foremost west of Ireland-based organisations delivering animal care and welfare services and their importance is recognised by today’s decision.”
A farmer has been ordered to pay €10,000 in fines and costs after he failed to comply with a court order to reduce his stock levels.
Athlone Animal Welfare believe education is crucial to preventing animal welfare and environmental issues.
The Loughrea Dog show will take place from 1pm to 5pm at the Temperance Hall on Sunday August 19. The show, which will be judged by Professor Gerard Fleming, promises to be a fun-filled day for all the family.
The Greyhound Welfare Bill and Dog Breeding Establishment Bill, among the first bills signed into law by President Michael D Higgins, will significantly improve animal welfare and protection.
Councillor Andrew McGuinness has called on Minister Phil Hogan to speed up the legislation on puppy farms in Ireland and he criticised the Government’s failure to implement the legislation which was passed by the Oireachtas last year.
Five animals, including a calf, died and were scavenged on a Mullingar farm when their 25-year-old owner’s financial pressures became too much for him.