The City Council of Goodview of the North has carried out expansion and improvement works on the municipal animal shelter, which has made it possible to create a new space to also shelter the cats that are collected in the locality. The actions have consisted of expanding the area for dogs, which now has a capacity of 16 rooms, and the creation of this cat flap. Mayor, Antonio Gonzalez Fortes (SSP)states that this action “endorses the city council’s commitment to animal welfare and compliance with the law.”
«In these three years we have approved the regulatory ordinance for animal ownership, with the participation of associations and other groups, and we have made an economic effort to provide the shelter with qualified personnel, material and necessary facilities to welcome dogs and cats», emphasizes the mayor.
“This action endorses the commitment of the City of Buenavista del Norte to animal welfare and compliance with the law.”
The kennel extension responds to the need detected in recent years to have more space to welcome stray dogs in the streets of the municipality. The new sites have been built in a place that had already been reserved for the kennel facilities, but that did not have designated spaces and they have managed to double the capacity of the kennelensuring that the animals housed there have all the guarantees required by the municipal ordinance.
As for the cat flap, its creation also responds to what is expressed in the aforementioned ordinance and to veterinary and ethological professional indications, counting for this on a large-scale installation equipped with a shaded area and games. Besides, It has seven small cages as an area for immediate collection and acclimatization of the animals upon arrival at the shelter..
The reform of the facilities has been completed by an improvement of the accesses, as well as a lobby area with emergency collection cages for the weekendsequipped like the rest, with all the necessities for exhaustive compliance with the ordinance.
The animal shelter promotes the adoption of animals that are delivered to their new owners, after a process of evaluation and adaptationalready vaccinated, sterilized and with the identification chip placed.
19 dogs and five cats
At this time, the municipal shelter welcomes 19 dogs and 5 cats that have been collected in the streets and squares of Buenavista del Norte. Citizens can collaborate with the welfare of these animals through volunteering who carry out walks, accompaniment, play or maintenance tasks.