AN article has been slammed by the President of Complejo Terrace, near Torrevieja, as unbalanced and the comments made by the resident as “untrue”.
In the article ‘Animals at large in Los Balcones’ in last week’s EWN, a British resident, Kas Wells, said she suspected that a resident in the Complejo Terrace (near Torrevieja) may have been responsible for ‘hurting’ feral cats in the complex.
Bill Farnworth the President of Complejo Terrace, wrote to EWN to in a bid to set the record straight regarding an article in last week’s EWN ‘Animals at large in Los Balcones’.
The article “bears absolutely no resemblance to the truth” said Farnworth vehemently denying any resident in the complex would do such a thing.
Writing as president of the community on behalf of the residents of the complex he has complained the article did not provide both sides of the story, and asked why the reporter, Heidi Wardman, “had not come to Complejo Terrace and had a conversation with the rest of the owners, to verify the truth of these accusations,” he said.
“There is no proof whatsoever that these cats were harmed by anyone in this community,” he said.
“Feral cats live and survive outside. The injured cat mentioned was possibly hurt while sleeping under a car when it drove off, who knows?” he said.
“The kitten that was supposedly poisoned, could have eaten anything, a dead rat that had been poisoned, who knows? The feral cats make their way back to Complejo Terrace, because that is where they were born, and that is where some people feed them, which by the way is illegal,” he added
“To date, no cat has ever been found dead here.”
“Complejo Terrace is a beautiful complex, with its own private pool and gardens, lots of grass, trees and flowers.
There are 52 properties, in a square, most are holiday homes, with 14 permanent residents, some of which are professional people, and only 2 of which are cat owners.
During July and August, many owners and their families are here, sunbathing around the swimming pool.”
Every year Bills says he receives numerous complaints about cat faeces and urine smells from the grass that they are sunbathing on.
“If a person is going to keep cats, keep them inside your own property. I am not an animal hater, I have two small Shi Tzu dogs, they are never allowed outside unattended, and are always walked on leads,” he said.
Editor’s note: EWN would like to apologise to the residents of Complejo Terrace for not obtaining their side of the story before printing the article in last week’s edition.