Bills to pay

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Bills to pay
RESCUED: One of Animal Protection Association’s news arrivals Photo credit: Asociacion Protectora de Animales de Santa Pola

SANTA POLA’S Animal Protection Association complained that it has not been paid for collecting strays since last October.

The association has racked up debts with vets and kennels because the town hall now owes it more than €5,000, the association’s president David Ancheta explained to the Spanish media.

In April last year the association signed a 10-month agreement to provide the service until the town hall could put the contract out to tender but has not been paid for months.

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Meanwhile, the association continues to take in strays and has attended to 40 dogs and 80 cats while footing all the bills.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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