23 Oct, 2018 @ 22:02
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APPEAL: Animal shelter makes desperate plea after sanctuary destroyed and 9 cats killed in Costa del Sol floods

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WASHED AWAY: Gatos y Amigos shelter destroyed
DESTROYED: Cat enclosures flooded

A COSTA del Sol animal shelter is appealing for help after the weekend’s storms washed away the enclosure tragically taking the lives of nine cats.

Non profit organisation, Gatos y Amigos in Estepona, has made a heartbreaking plea on social media after the sanctuary was severely flooded in the thunderstorms that ravaged the town on Sunday.

Tragically nine cats were unable to escape their enclosure and drowned. Others have still not been found.

Around 20 cats are temporarily being housed in a volunteer’s garage but a number of other animals still need somewhere to stay.


The shelter is appealing for support to rebuild the shelter, along with food donations, beds, blankets, bandages, towels, medicine, feeders, sand and sandboxes.

‘Yesterday we lived a nightmare, the kind you see in the news and something you think will never happen here,” a Facebook post read, “there’s nothing left… we were able to save many animals but others didn’t make it and others’ whereabouts are unknown.

WASHED AWAY: Gatos y Amigos shelter destroyed

“Please help us, we have lost everything and the animals have nowhere to go. Any help would be more than welcomed.”

The shelter has been dedicated to protecting abandoned cats in the area since it was founded in 2013.

If anyone would like to make a donation, you can leave it at the following pick-up points:

– Clínica Blue Bird (Calle Ibiza)

APPEAL: The shelter left devastated

– Clínica de Puerto Alto (Calle del Naranjo)

– Clínica Estenova ( Avenida Carlos Cano)

– Clínica Estepona (Urbanización Nueva Estebbuna)

– Tienda de Detalles Jéssica (Calle Melilla)

– Zapatería Calzados Peral (San Pedro de Alcántara)

– Clínica Baños del Carmen (calle Bolivia, 41, Málaga)

To make a financial donation or to adopt an animal, visit Asociación Gatos y Amigos, Estepona’s Facebook page or www.teaming.net/asociaciongatosyamigosestepona

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