The Motril Animal Refuge Centre

If the figures for June are anything to go by, fewer pets are being abandoned, according to the Motril, municipal animal-care centre.

In fact, not only are fewer pets being abandoned to their fate, but more are being adopted at the said centre, says the Councillor for Health, Margarita Yanguas.

Sr Yanguas went on to explain that since the centre opened six months ago, 788 abandoned or lost animals have passed through its doors. It should come as no surprise, either that given the squeeze on family budgets, many pet owners can no longer afford to keep them.

All this translates into between 20 and 35 pets on any given day are in the centre waiting to be found a new home.

She emphasized that if anybody would like to adopt a pet there will be no charge levied by the centre. However, the animal will be handed over with all its vaccinations and obligatory chip free of charge etc, the costs of which will be passed on to the new owner…

The municipal animal shelter (Albergue Municipal), is located on the road to Pueblo Nuevo, and is open from Monday through to Friday, from 10.00h to 14.00h and 16.30h to 20.30h On Saturdays it is open during the morning hours only.

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)