MOTRIL Council wants to find a home for all those pets currently at the animal pound and has launched a campaign to do so.
Health councillor, David Martin, together with representatives of several animal rights associations, presented the Campaign for Awareness and Pro-adoption at the municipal animal pound, an initiative which aims to encourage residents to protect, respect and adopt animals.
“An increased amount of owners in summer cannot or do not want to continue caring for a pet and end up leaving them at the municipal pound or abandoning them,” said the councillor. He added: “It is extremely important to adopt dogs and cats from the pound as it was only designed to be home to only about 30 pets. We need residents to adopt instead of buy a new pet.”
The municipal animal pound of Motril is located at Rambla de Puntalon. The adoption paperwork is completely free, and new owners will only have to pay for vaccines, the micro-chip, de-worming and the sanitary card, all those at a price of €63, or €73 if the owner wants to also receive the animal’s passport.
Mr Martin also reminded it was necessary to register the new pet in the census, also for free, at the Health Department Offices in Calle San Rafael.