AS readers will know, Euro Weekly News regularly reports on events connected with the Triple A animal charity after the shock allegations made against principals of the charity following their arrest.
A local news site Marbella Directo reported on September 27 that Marbella Town Hall not only continued to support the charity but had increased its subvention from €20,000 to €30,000 and quoted a representative of the council Miguel Diaz as saying that an agreement had been reached recently to increase the amount that it was paid and that the council had kept faith in the organisation which continued to supply a worthwhile service to the city.
As there was no formal confirmation of this new payment to Triple A on the council’s website, we contacted the charities spokesperson Lily van Tongeren who has just returned to Spain from the Netherlands who advised that an ‘in principle’ agreement had been reached to increase the annual payment some time ago and that this was due to be signed off in a formal ceremony probably in October.
Lily confirmed that Triple A continues to undertake housing, and where appropriate, disposal of the bodies of stray animals found within the Marbella boundaries and she also said that the charity was delighted by the continued support shown by the council.
In an unabashed attempt for additional publicity, she also encouraged supporters to visit the charity’s open day on October 9 between noon and 5pm where a wide range of cats and dogs hoping to be adopted will be looking longingly for new potential partners and there will of course be music, food and fun.