The four city councils of the metropolitan area that give financial support to the regional shelter of Hill Valley (Santa Cruz, La Laguna, Tegueste and El Rosario) met yesterday at the Inter-Administrative Commission to address the draft of the new agreement, which aims to improve the management of the animal shelter located in Finca España (La Laguna).
The text, which has been prepared by the Public Services area of the Santa Cruz City Council, headed by Carlos Tarife, proposes, among other improvements, that the consistories be the ones that cover the adoption expenses that people who adopt now assume in Hill Valleyand that are between 80 and 100 euros, and that correspond to veterinary expenses.
This is how Carlos Tarife advanced it to DIARIO DE AVISOS at the end of the meeting. “This is one of the improvements that are introduced in the new agreement, which we hope can be approved in about two months, with the aim of promoting adoption and that this act does not cost the citizen anything.” The mayor of Public Services explained that “we have had a meeting of the four town halls that signed the agreement with Valle Colino, with the main objective of guaranteeing the economic situation of the current agreement until the new one is approved.”
“The agreement that is going to come into force -Tarife continued- points to an economic improvement, but it also introduces the possibility of addressing works in the hostel by the other three municipalities that are not La Laguna, because this is not the case in the agreement in force, to which is added the improvement of management, even hiring more staff, with a second veterinarian for example”. The commission has requested Fecapap, the protector that manages the shelter, to send a detail of the real expenses that it faces to make a definitive assessment.
The mayor of the Environment also added that “we have agreed to ask the Cabildo to be involved in improving access, in expanding the facilities, and to participate in the management.” “This does not mean that we want to disassociate ourselves, but we do believe that the Cabildo, which also has powers in animal welfare, assumes these in the metropolitan area and does not look the other way in this matter,” added Tarife. The four town councils will now make their contributions to the draft for a future meeting.
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