Animal shelter

Jose, animal lover, wants to help the animal shelter of Torrevieja (Alicante)

REFUGE DE TORREVIEJA: welcomes stray and abandoned cats and dogs Photo credit: Albergue Municipal de Torrevieja

WEEKLY EURO NEWS reader Jose Holt wants to help the municipal animal shelter of Torrevieja.

Jose, 86 years old and not very mobile, lives in Campo Verde (Pilar de la Horadada) and has followed our recent articles on the Refuge.

“I want to help in any way. How can I make a donation? asked Jose, a lifelong animal lover who once worked for the RSPCA.

How indeed? The Weekly Euro News still awaiting a promised call from the Animal Welfare Councilor in Torrevieja, so we cannot cite a direct source.

We were also unable to find any information online. Instead, we called Torrevieja resident Sue Pearce, who got the ball rolling after taking in a kitten when the shelter flooded during the infamous “kitten season”.

No, Sue told us, there are no official channels and nothing is set up. “If you want to donate money or supplies, you have to do it in person,” she said.

All of this does little to help people like Jose who would like to help but might have problems getting to the shelter on Avenida Los Nenufares in Torrevieja.

Jose’s house was full of animals in the UK, including a house-trained rabbit. When she and her husband came to live in Spain, they brought their rescue cat Tom, although he actually adopted them and lived to be 20.

Jose, who still takes care of stray animals and often keeps dogs for friends, now wants to help the municipal animal shelter in Torrevieja. But how?

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