DENIA’S Animal Protection Association (APAD) finally won the contract to run the town’s municipal shelter.
It was assumed that the association would continue collecting and maintaining Denia’s strays for the municipality as it had done for the last 26 years but a technical error in its tender put it out of the running for the €285,924 town hall contract.
Luckily, APAD had a last-minute reprieve when Serproanimal, the other company bidding for the contract, failed to present its paperwork in time.
“We are very happy to inform you that after a long period of struggle and insecurity the town hall agreed to award the contract to APAD,” the association announced last week.
“APAD has fought for almost 30 years for the welfare of Denia’s animals, practising ‘zero kill’ all this time,” the association declared, expressing gratitude that the local government recognised the importance of animal welfare.
The association thanked its members, volunteers, employees and supporters for their backing, with special thanks for the Valencian Community’s Animalist Coordinating Committee, specifically Angela Molina.
“Without their help this would not have been possible,” APAD declared.