British expats save wild cats from poisoning in Malaga

Mayor Rafael Torrubia has granted sanctuary to the cats

LAST UPDATED: 18 Feb, 2016 @ 18:12

Fiona with cats
Fiona with cats

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.

Robin with mayor Torrubia
Robin with mayor Torrubia

“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.”

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  1. Misleading headline. A “Wildcat” is an actual species (Felis silvestris). These are feral cats. It would not therefore be a “wild colony” but a bunch of strays / feral population. These to untold damage to wild birds and other native fauna.

  2. Yes Albert, feral cats, that would never have bred out of control if they had been neutered in the first place. Local authorities poisoning cats has something of the third world about it not to mention cruelty. Get the cat population under control in a civilised fashion, not in this barbaric way. Well done to the Brits who made it happen.