BIG Red’s Animal Retreat and Rescue is an amazing animal rescue centre in Los Montesinos that was completely destroyed in the Gota Fria in September 2019, but rather than abandon the animals or give up, the centre has come back bigger and stronger for the good of the animals. In a move to rebuild the shelter, run by Suella Winston-Campbell, aka Big Red, they have managed to raise funds for materials through a Christmas fete, charity events and a Teaming.net page where people can kindly donate. However, they are currently looking for help with the labour to put it all together.
Some of the jobs that need to be tackled are the creation of patio door spaces in the annexe, which need to be bricked up and new windows and a door fitted. An all-important toilet and bathroom sink need to be installed. Also, the old kitchen can be switched for a new one they have on-site and need plasterboards replaced on the ceiling and everything given a fresh lick of paint.
If you can help with labour or tools please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the charity on the Big Red’s Big Build Facebook or for more about the shelter you can visit @bigredsanimals on Facebook.
Big Red’s also plans to open a charity shop on Calle San Andrés, Almoradi in the next few weeks and are currently accepting donations of stock for the shop.