The protector of animals in Tarragona is asking for money to expand the space for cats
In the unit where they are welcomed, there are about twenty with cages stacked three by three
The Protectorate of Animals de Tarragona started a fundraising campaign a month ago with the goal of expanding the space to accommodate the cats. From the entity they regret because the current unit where the last arrived were found is very small. There are about twenty out of every 15 cages, and they are stacked three at a time. On the other hand, in other filled spaces as well, they have close to 200 more cats. The intent is to enable and close a piece of the garden with the sidewalk, which represents a cost of €6,200. So far they have made 3000.
“Now is the time when we are getting more kittens and we don’t have room for any more mother-in-law,” explains Nuria Goel, Entity Treasurer. “Currently we have them in a working shed, but space is limited and we have it already full, we have three floors of cages,” laments the worker, who notes that “there may be two floors of cages, but under the circumstances, with proper separation, not as we have now.” In order to expand the facilities, Goel explains, “we started a campaign to raise money with which we have already raised 3,000 euros, half of the project budget, which is 6,200.” His idea is to adapt an area of the garden, and build a new shed. Says the cashier, who encourages people to collaborate: “With the money we’ve got so far, we’re only getting the pier work and the rest we need to do all the closures, the contribution, it’s sure to be very helpful.” Donations can be made through Bizum at phone number 669963374 or by transfer to account number ES36 0081 0104 7900 0155 4158 from Banco Sabadell.
At the same time, the facilities of Protosta are municipal. In this sense, Goel asserts that the city council is working on the reconstruction and expansion project, but regrets that it is a long-term work and “we need an urgent solution.” In this sense, he confirms that he is awaiting a meeting with the new animal welfare adviser, Elvira Vidal, to ask if the board can lend a hand in building the new unit.