€10,000 has been awarded to Fairyglen Community Animal Sanctuary in Greaghnafarna Mor, Arigna.
“My colleague, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has announced this funding for Arigna Animal Sanctuary. This payment will be made with immediate effect.
“This funding will contribute to the protection of surrendered, abandoned and at-risk animals and I am thrilled to see this funding made available to help this excellent work to continue.
“The staff and volunteers do outstanding work and I would like to take this opportunity to recognise their contribution,” said Senator Frank Feighan.
“I am delighted that my colleague Minister Creed will also introduce new legislation on the sale and supply of pet animals, and publishing a voluntary Code of Practice for Sellers and Suppliers of Pets.
“Anyone selling or supplying more than 5 pet animals in a given year must register with DAFM. All advertisements of pet animals must include certain minimum information about the pet and the seller or supplier, including in respect of dogs, its microchip number.”