The Irish Blue Cross, 
15A Goldenbridge Ind Est,
Tyrconnell Road,
Inchicore,
Dublin 8.
Tel: 01 416 3030
Fax: 01 416 3035

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Update on Department & Other Government Funding

Funds received from The Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine in the past five years were:

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
€200,000 €70,000 €68,400 €57,000 €50,000

The charity relies on significant Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine ex-gratia grants to help provide and expand its small-animal services which have grown enormously in recent years.  In 2015, the Department increased funding levels of The Irish Blue Cross to assist with its expansion plans for the Inchicore clinic facilities and towards a new subsidised microchipping initiative.   In 2015, the Inchicore clinic and mobile veterinary service provided 28,468 procedures such as X-rays, bloods, surgeries, treatments, vaccinations, microchipping, etc for pets of eligible owners in need of the charity's assistance.   Our Inchicore clinic receptionists handle approximately 100 incoming calls per day from the public seeking information on low cost veterinary care, microchipping, neutering and many other aspects of responsible pet ownership.

As many as 120 pets are seen by our veterinary teams on a busy weekday at the Inchicore clinic and mobile veterinary service. 

Funds received from The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in the past five years were:

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
€19,000 €11,950 €8,090 €10,000 €15,000

The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government funds are crucial to the continuation of The Irish Blue Cross welfare neutering and microchipping schemes which target pet owners who can't afford private veterinary fees. Microchipping, a legal requirement for all dogs from 2016 is available through the Inchicore Clinic at a subsidised rate of just €10.00.

Dublin City Council, Dunlaoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dublin South County Council and Figal County Council all provide significant small scale funding on an ongoing basis towards welfare services as well.

 
       
     

 
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