Costa Blanca animal charity continues to care and desperately needs help

RESCUED KITTENS: Jalon Valley ARC is still inundated during pandemic. CREDIT: ARC

THE current pandemic is causing great hardship for all charities, and Jalon Valley ARC animal charity is no exception.

The small charity covers a huge area, namely all the villages that are in the Val de Pop, but tries to answer all calls for assistance from people with abandoned animals, many of which at this time are kittens.

Plus of course, those that are being cruelly treated.

Income is at an all-time low due to the coronavirus pandemic, and all events have been cancelled until further notice.

Spokeswoman Carol Lockhurt said: “The shop is closed and volunteers have to remain isolated so are unable to assist Sally and Matt Mason, who have to look after all the cats currently on their property – in addition to rescued kittens.

“In addition, ARC provides food and veterinary care for 150 feral cats and will go to the aid of any animal. Fees for veterinary care continue as do the food bills.”

As such, ARC is appealing for help, whether it is a monetary donation or buying/donating essential items to help them carry out their charity work.

Items needed are: Lactadiet kitten formula or Royal Canin Babycat milk formula, Mercadona own brand adult cat food, Mercadona Gatitos dried food or Royal Canin Babycat dried biscuits, pate for kittens and juniors, Kibbles, cat litter, litter trays, secure cages, flea treatments, training pads and cat toys.

If you can help by buying and/or donating any of the above, contact Sally on [email protected] or via ARC Facebook Group.

Alternatively call Carol Lockhart on 616 103 167 or email: [email protected]. They will arrange for collection.

Details to make a donation are as follows:

ARC’S PAYPAL address is – [email protected]

La Caixa Bank, Jalon
Jalon Valley ARC
ES87 2100 6033 2502 0011 1619

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
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