LA NUCIA Council has agreed funding of €40,000 for a further year for the town’s animal shelter.
Bethlehem Nuñez, president for the Protectora of Animals in La Nucía and Bernabé Cano, mayor, have renewed the annual financial agreement that has been in place from 2006 when the shelter opened.
Since opening the facility has gained a reputation for good management and the volunteers have been recognised both locally and at a regional level for the tireless work that they do.
In addition to the funding the council also covers the shelters electricity, water and insurance costs as well as providing a van specially adapted for collecting animals.
In return the shelter service takes care of collecting abandoned animals and helping them find their forever homes.
The increasing number of dogs collected over the years has resulted in the council funding three extensions to improve conditions for the animals, with the latest edition, the Gatera, caring for cats opening just before Christmas.
Bernabe Cano said: “We have renewed this agreement for the 10th consecutive year because we are very happy with the running of the shelter. The management and volunteers do a great job, totally unselfish, giving the best possible treatment of stray dogs and cats.”