Three Tipperary animal rescue charities have been allocated over €120,000 in funding.
The largest share is to PAWS Animal Rescue in Mullinahone, receiving €73,475.
Speaking to Tipp FM recently, PAWS founder Gina Hetherington said that their vet bills have significantly increased, with the costs for the first nine months of the year hitting almost €150,000
Meanwhile, Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue, also in Mullinahone, have been allocated over €22,000, while Mo Chara Animal Rescue in Moyne were given €28,500.
The funding is part of a nationwide package, worth over €5.8 million, to support animal rescue charities which is a significant increase on last year.