The Animal Welfare Fund will make use of €60,000 to financially assist voluntary organisations that work in the Animal Welfare sector. This fund is targeted mostly towards animal sanctuaries, NGOs, and other groups that offer a service to assist animals. Improvements in the way animals are kept or cared for, and better co-operation between organisations working in the sector are envisaged to be achieved with the utilisation of this fund.
Financial Aid will be granted on three principal criteria:
- Improvements to the sanctuary facilities and the areas where animals are being kept and cared for
- Costs related to veterinary treatment, medication, food and transport
- Programmes for the neutering of stray cats and dogs
This fund will be managed by a specifically appointed committee that will ensure transparency in the allocation of funds to those that need it the most. This committee includes Government representatives, the chairman of the Animal Welfare Council and a representative of the Malta Council for Voluntary Organisations.