THE Busot Animal Rescue Concern held an evening of music at the las Cuevas de Canelobre at the weekend.
Euro Weekly News were delighted to be invited to the caves in Busot, which were spectacularly lit for the charity’s fundraising evening attended by almost 250 supporters.
In attendance was the mayor of Busot Alexandro Morant who had rushed back from Madrid specifically to attend the event and present Pat Earle, president of BARC, with the keys to a new vehicle.
Pat said: “I want to thank everyone for supporting us and for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes, thank you to our mayor Alexandro Morant for all his help and the town’s gift and a big thank you to our committee and volunteers, without whom none of this would happen and we couldn’t carry on the work we do.”
John Mead, a committee member of BARC said: “last year we saved 73 animals and it is thanks to everyone’s support that we can continue with our work.”
Staff at Browns Bar in El Campello volunteered their time to serve the many guests following in the tradition of the charity, which from the president to the shop volunteers give their time completely free of charge.
Tribute acts from Benidorm – Michael Buble and The Rat Pack – entertained the audience with amazing performances made all the more special because of the beautiful setting and acoustics.
The charity detailed that the total expenditure for 2016 had been a staggering €40,271 with all of the income being raised through the charity shop at Avda Generalitat 57 in El Campello, fundraising events and donations.
The charity works closely with the mayor and town hall who help stage events in the Cuevas de Canelobre and The Placa Generalitat Valencia in Busot where the annual Wet Nose Day fundraiser is held.
Already in 2017 BARC has organised the adoption of three dogs and 10 puppies. They do this through a mixture of foster homes and a local registered commercial kennel. Paying for all veterinary procedures, vaccinations, rabies injections, microchips and passports they were able to rehome six dogs in the UK last year.
The mayor told the Euro Weekly News: “BARC is a very important part of our community, the work that they do makes me very happy, Busot may be a small town but we have a big heart and we were delighted to be able to help by providing the new vehicle.”