The Department of Health has installed this Friday, February 11, five new cat shelters in the municipality in addition to the eleven that are already managed by animal associations and groups.
The new structures have been installed in the vicinity of the Faro de Navidad, in the Dársena de Santiago, in the Plaza Doctor Estrada de Alumbres, in the Calle Antonio Serrano de La Palma and in the Calle Maestra María Muñoz de Vereda de San Félix. As for their management, the first two will be supervised by Cuatro Gatos, while the rest will be coordinated by the Federacion de Protectoras (Animur).
The Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Tourism, Trade, Health and Consumer Affairs, Manuel Padín, who this morning supervised the installation of the kennels, highlighted the aim of this action. “It is about increasing control over the cat colonies in the municipality to prevent any risk that may be generated in relation to Public Health. These kennels allow us to maintain the colonies more exhaustively and have greater control over the birth rate of the felines, also ensuring the care that these animals deserve,” said the councillor. In this sense, the council is signing regular collaborations with the shelters for the chipado and sterilisation of cats.
The councillor thanked the groups for their willingness to work together for the benefit of animal welfare, one of the priorities of the local government. “It is essential that we work hand in hand because this is how we will ensure that animals have a better quality of life,” said the councillor.
The installation of the kennels was also attended by representatives of the neighbourhood councils of Alumbres and La Palma, and of the animal shelters, which have positively valued the addition of five new structures to the municipal network.