Protectora de animales getafe
Adoption of dogs
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Dogs for adoption
The municipal kennel, animal shelter, of the city where I live, Getafe (Madrid), is going through a serious situation and the animals that live in it are the big losers. FAPAM has been denouncing for some time the mistreatment and neglect of the dogs and cats that live there, but the City Council seems to do nothing about it.
This animal shelter is currently run by a cleaning company (Lyma) whose staff is obviously not qualified to take care of these poor animals. Although there are volunteers who try to do their best, and in fact many animals have saved their lives thanks to them, they are being made miserable and accused of stealing material and other lies. Undoubtedly if they are still there it is because of the respect and love they have for the animals.
In this center most of the animals present are cats, as they do not allow volunteers for dogs and, although a veterinarian comes twice a week, they do not explain very well why the state of the animals is so pitiful: there are dying cats and even dead in their cages, dogs with infections and diseases… A dramatic situation for which nobody does anything.
Today we echo a news that FAPAM (Federación de Asociaciones y Protectoras de Defensa Animal de la Comunidad de Madrid), of which ALBA is a member, has published and that we have to spread so that it stops happening. What we denounce is the suffering of animals in the kennel of Getafe, something as intolerable as avoidable. Share this news because only with the strength of all of us we can change this terrible situation.
In this kennel no volunteers are allowed to take out or work with the dogs. The excuse is that the volunteers are inexperienced and that the animals’ reactions are unpredictable. Curious excuse considering that the staff in charge has no training. At ALBA we have volunteers who have no training but who learn little by little, besides, there are many animals that do not require trained people to walk them or clean their kennels. That is the reason why FAPAM has more information about cats, volunteers can be with them.
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From that moment on, many media published it (including national ones) highlighting an alleged animal mistreatment. The commotion was evident. The response from the City Council and the mayoress, Sara Hernandez, did not take long to arrive, accusing FAPAM of lying, manipulating the video, and the content of their complaint.
“Will, at least there is” emphasize some women “at least this manager of Lyma does not treat you like a crazy cat lady, as did the previous one, who told us with derision that he was going to put automatic waterers to the animals.” In these nine months, the feed has been changed to a better one, areas have been adapted, the veterinarian attends the animals three days a week (instead of two) and they let them in “before it was more difficult for us”.
Going to Nassica, at the first traffic circle of the Andalusia industrial park and behind CMB, there are some animals waiting for someone who wants to take care of them. Meanwhile, the volunteers will continue to come on weekends to bring them vitamin purees, blankets and cushions, and the City Council will move forward with the procedures for qualified people to take care of them and establish the necessary protocols to make their lives more bearable.