14 Mar, 2018 @ 15:15
1 min read

Thousands of dogs and cats at risk of death as Marbella town hall proposes outsourcing holding of stray animals to private company

stray cats

THOUSANDS of dogs and cats are at risk of death in Marbella after the town hall has proposed outsourcing the holding of stray animals to a private company.

Many fear rumours that it wants to bring in El Paraiso, who run a pound in Alhaurin, and which is known for having a no no kill policy.

Izquierda Unida Marbella-San Pedro has blasted the proposal.

“We are opposed to the privatisation of the care service to abandoned animals that the city council has brought to tender,” it said in a statement.

“The PP and OSP condemn most of the animals of Marbella to death with this decision, by leaving their lives in the hands of a private company that will obviously move in strictly economic interests, and set back the respect for life for these animals by 30 years.

“The experience in other municipalities and of similar services provided by private companies has shown that more than 80 % of abandoned animals end up being slaughtered when they spend 10 days there.”

Marbella town hall published the announcement for the provision of the service today.

Triple A, Marbella’s biggest dog sanctuary – who currently receive the stray dogs and cats – are holding an emergency meeting tonight.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

GOT A STORY? Contact newsdesk@theolivepress.es or call +34 951 273 575 Twitter: @olivepress

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

brexit    e
Previous Story

UK’s Spain ambassador to talk to expats about Brexit issues on Costa del Sol

las tinosas
Next Story

Green group in Spain call for protection of historic mine town

Latest from Environment

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press