THE Francisco Saval García Golf and Cricket Field will play host to the third Canine and Adoption Festival this Sunday, 12th March.
The event is organised by the Association of Pet Owners of l’Alfàs del Pi (APPA), in collaboration with the Department of Health and its main objective is to provide new homes to the dogs and cats that live in local shelters.
Last year, nearly a thousand people attended the event, which Vanessa Pareja, president of APPA, says shows ‘a greater degree of awareness about the importance of caring for our pets and not abandoning them’.
‘This year, the participation of associations and animal shelters is doubled, extending the scope of action to the whole province’ said Pareja.
The event was born with the aim of promoting the adoption of domestic animals that are looking for new homes. Data shows that thanks to the festival, more than twenty dogs and cats have managed to find a new home in the last two years.
Mayor Marisa Cortés from the Department of Health wants to thank the families who choose to adopt dogs and cats and also appeal to all citizens in the struggle against mistreatment and animal abandonment.
The festival will have interesting lots of interesting activities to get involved in, from dog beauty contests, to exercise/ agility demonstrations.
Thanks to the contribution of some over twenty local businesses and establishments, a charity raffle will be organized.
There will be a bar service and a variety of associations, shelters and companies related to the animal world will hold stands to promote their activities and services.
Both APPA and the Department of Health of l’Alfàs encourage all citizens of the Marina Baixa to come along on Sunday from 10:00am to 3:30pm and show their support.