The charity event organised by the APPA animal protection association raised €700 for local strays.
APPA’s president Vanesa Pareja thanked all those who attended the event as well as the local companies who donated prizes for the raffle and l’Alfas Fitness for organising a Zumba display that was held in the municipal marquee put up for the Christmas fiestas.
The Hazel Hiles Dance Academy also raised €1,500 with a performance of the musical Beauty and the Beast at the Casa de Cultura.
APPA stressed the importance of this donation which will cover vaccination for homeless animals and vets’ bills for cats that are sick or have been run over.
“Unfortunately there are so many homeless dogs and cats that very often animal protection associations cannot meet the huge demand,” Pareja said. “Economic injections like these bring breathing space that helps us to pay for the veterinary care that these animals need and food for animals that are being fostered,” she added.
The APPA president also urged people to adopt an abandoned animal. “Don’t buy animals,” she declared. “Animal shelters are full of cats and dogs who need a home.”