A NEW animal rescue web-portal has been launched for the Costa Blanca in Spain.
With an estimated 1,000 animals* in rescue centres across the region, the Adoptapet portal has been launched to support over 20 charities with marketing and ultimately reduce the average time a cat or dog needs to wait to find a new home.
Currently the average time spent in rescue centres is over 6 months** and for many over a year.
On the user side, Adoptapet will make it easier for families to find a local animal to adopt, and events to help sponsor the charities.
Caroline and Mats Rennstam who are behind the non-for-profit portal say: “There are an impressive number of engaged volunteers in the region looking after rescued animals and doing a great job of it.
“What we’ve identified however, is a need for people who would consider adopting a pet to easier find what they are looking for.
“The Costa Blanca charities have hearts of gold but often lack the time to do the marketing needed once they’ve made sure the animals in their care are looked after properly.
The team will be exhibiting at the Home & Garden show in Altea on April 5-6, and the Adopt a dog day in Moraira April 7.
More information here: www.adoptapet.es
*/** Based on a survey of 23 Costa Blanca animal charities March 2019.