17 associations have received over €100,000 in funding this year through the government’s Animal Welfare Fund, tables figured in Parliament show.
Animal Rights Minister Anton Refalo was replying to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Edwin Vassallo, who questioned what a €85,000 allocation to the Animal Welfare Fund in the ministry’s budget was being allocated.
He confirmed that the actual allocation this year has been €103,628.90.
The funds were allocated for various purposes, but primarily covered structural changes required in associations’ facilities as well as food and medicines for animals.
|National Cat Society||€15,722.23|
|Association for Abandoned Animals||€11,904|
|Noah’s Ark Foundation||€11,280|
|Carers for Stray ana Abandoned Felines||€6,088.32|
|Animal Care Malta||€5,600|
|Dreams of Horses||€4,236.8|
|Nature Trust – FEE Malta||€3,200|
|Felines Forever Association||€2,400|
|Island Sanctuary Association||€2,400|
|Love for Strays Malta||€2,400|
|St Paul’s Bay Charity||€2,400|
|Stray Animals Support Group||€2,400|
|The Malta Rabbit Club||€1,920|