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Animal welfare NGOs to get free Vet service

Scheme was announced in the Budget

Mr Camilleri (centre) speaking at the launch of the Vet scheme for NGOs.

Mr Camilleri (centre) speaking at the launch of the Vet scheme for NGOs.

Sanctuaries and NGOs caring for animals are to benefit from a free veterinary service launched by the government on Thursday.

Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri said €80,000 had been allocated for the service, as announced in the budget.

He explained that 11 NGOs currently care for 1,097 animals - 245 dogs, 829 cats, and 23 horses.

In terms of the scheme, €40 are being given for every dog or cat and €160 for every horse.

 

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