FOR over 15 years Esperanza Arribas and her fellow animal lovers in the association Malaga Felina have fed, neutered and arranged vet visits for a colony of cats that live on the outskirts of Torremolinos.
But in an act that is a virtual death sentence, Torremolinos Town Hall has begun fining anyone who feeds the animals.
Esperanza told the Olive Press “I don’t understand it. In this year alone we have neutered more than 600 cats. They aren’t close to any buildings and they aren’t bothering anyone and we make sure the food is out of sight. But now the Town Hall has decided to effectively starve the cats to death. They claim that there is a local ruling that prohibits feeding them, but there is also the national Animal Protection Law that bans this type of maltreatment. I’m shocked and worried about what will happen to the cats. ”