Hair-raising fundraiser gives Torrievieja animal association €2,000 boost

CHARITY CUT: Lisa and Lesley among those who helped raise €2,000 for AVAT. CREDIT: AVAT

A MOHICAN charity haircut event has raised more than €2,000 for AVAT (Asociación de Voluntarios de Animales de Torrevieja) with money still coming in.

THE fundraiser was held on Saturday, June 7, at the Mi-Sol Bar with Lisa and Lesley.

An AVAT spokesperson thanked everyone involved, “in particular the Scandinavian and British communities for their generous donations, Vivienne Woolfitt who had a grade 1 haircut and sprayed pink, and raised €155, and of course, the girls from Charlie’s Salon, La Siesta.”

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AVAT is committed to helping both the Albergue animal shelter in Torrevieja and any other animal that is in need within the area.

The association added: “During lockdown the Albergue obviously didn’t receive any donations which meant the pot was getting empty. Some people think that because it is a council run shelter that the council provides everything. Wrong… The council provide basic vet treatments, but some of the more complicated and advanced treatments have to be met by ourselves.

“Also any expensive medicines we have to buy ourselves. They provide only dry food, no wet food at all, so we have to buy that, including wet kitten food, formula milk, feeding bottles.

“We also have to supply litter trays, dishes, beds and the same with the dogs… any improvements are paid for by ourselves.”

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