A Christmas gift that will go the extra mile was given to the animal welfare charity Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG) which received € 38,000 from the government.
The money from the Department of Agriculture will go towards the charity’s most important expenses, namely vet bills, food and the kennel.
DAWG spokesman Mayor O’Sullivan said the money would be well spent with monthly bills ranging between 10,000 and 15,000 euros.
Ms O’Sullivan said the funding was gratefully received by the charity.
However, the charity spokesperson also put the money into perspective.
As grateful as we are, it should be noted that the 3.2 million euros given to animal welfare is paltry compared to the 19.2 million euros given to greyhound racing, with which less than 20% of the Irish agree. ”
Given the Christmas season, Maire gave some advice to pet owners on what foods to keep out of reach of hungry dogs and other pets.
“Most people know how toxic chocolate is for dogs, but raisins / raisins are also very bad for them, so keep them away from Christmas cake!” “