A COLONY of wild cats has been saved by a pair of campaigning expats.
The group of around 30 animals will no longer face death by poisoning after the mayor of the Axarquia village of Periana vowed to ‘keep them safe’.
Thanks to the lobbying of Brits musician Robin George, 53, and teacher Fiona Bond, 51, mayor Rafael Torrubia has granted sanctuary to the cats.
It comes after the pair, from Wolverhampton, were joined by the Axarquia Animal Rescue charity, to demand an end to continually poisoning them to keep the population down.
The town hall has now agreed to help finance neutering and feeding of the cats.
“Fiona and I hassled the authorities relentlessly for this victory,” Robin told the Olive Press.
“Now, well-fed, neutered and nursed, they live as a wild colony of friendly, healthy cats, much loved, at last, by many locals and tourists.”