APROP (Protectorad’animals de Pego) is an entirely volunteer-run cats and dogs shelter amongst the orange groves in Pego.
The shelter, set over 2,750 square metres, is home to some 43 dogs and over 40 cats, with these figures rising at an alarming rate.
APROP was previously LAPS and was taken over last March by a group of multi-national volunteers committed to the welfare of impoverished and abandoned animals. At the finca, neglected cats and dogs are taken in, provided with any veterinary care they might need and given hope for a better day.
The shelter, as can be seen from the photos, is in desperate need of as much help as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming winter months.
APROP was devastated by the storms that spread across the Marina Alta earlier this year and volunteers are working day-in, day-out to erect stronger structures that can withstand the elements and keep the animals safe.
Many of the dogs, as can be seen from the photos, are currently living on dirt whilst the shelter does all it can to obtain building supplies/ funds to concrete the floors.
With no roof over one half of the cat shelter, the cats cram themselves into nooks and crannies when it rains, frantically trying to avoid getting wet.
APROP is appealing to residents across the Marina Alta to help in any way they can, be it donating funds, time (with the animals or laboring on site) or resources such as unwanted building supplies.
If you can help, please get in touch with Sue – 606 910 308 / firstname.lastname@example.org.