By Euro Weekly News Media • 28 May 2015 • 14:10
ACE, the registered animal refuge in Mijas that has been threatened with closure, has brought out the big guns in its fight against the local council as the Belgian Ambassador steps in with his support.After an inspection of the 52 kennels on April 29, owner Tom Van de Broek was told that €50,000 worth of improvements would have to be made within four weeks to comply with new laws. Speaking to the Euro Weekly News, Tom said: “They are crazy! We have been working for 15 years and have homed over 17,000 animals. Four weeks isn’t enough time!”To date, Tom and volunteers have been working hard to try and complete most of the work. He has had support from local businesses such as the staff at Biddy Mulligans Bar La Cala. They are still desperate for helpers to join the volunteer workforce, so the EWN are making an appeal to anyone who may be in a position to help.ACE will need support from builders, electricians, painters and anyone who has free time to show that the refuge is making a huge effort to keep it from closure.For more information, visit their website or the refuge itself: Refugio de Mijas, Deiminada de Las Rosas 59, La Cala de Mijas, website: ace-charity.orgPACMA have launched an online petition to help in the fight, at this time it has over 1,100 signatures, and can be found here if you wish to sign:http://firmas.pacma.es/no-al-cierre-del-refugio-ace-charity-en-mijas/
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