The Malta Independent 8 March 2021, Monday

50 local councils benefit from funds to help abandoned animals

Friday, 22 January 2021, 15:05 Last update: about 2 months ago

Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Jose Herrera and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Animal Rights Anton Refalo revealed that 50 local councils' applications were accepted through which they will receive financial aid to promote initiatives and projects in favour of abandoned animals.

These include the creation of dog parks and cat cafes, as well as other initiatives, both in Malta and in Gozo. The funding amounts to €318,727


Minister Refalo noted that these funds will help those people who offer shelters for abandoned animals, as well as to raise awareness regarding this situation. He said that he will continue supporting local councils to aid those who take care of such animals.

Minister Herrera remarked that this project aims to involve local citizens in looking after animals. "I am happy that 50 local councils applied for this funding, which shows their work ethic towards the nurturing of animals," he said.

The prioritised initiatives are cat cafes, dog parks, incentives for those veterinarians helping abandoned animals, among others.



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