By Tara Rippin • 21 May 2020 • 17:27
QUARANTINE ZONE: Three isolation kennels have been built at La Nucia animal centre. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de La Nucia
TOWN mayor, Bernabe Cano, said: “The new quarantine zone at El Refugio de Animales La Nucia is now operational, following the indications of the regional health regulations.
“A small investment that increases the quality of the service provided by the Animal Protection Agency in the shelter, preventing contagion and always looking to give the best possible service to the dog, during its stay in this area.”
He added: “This is an action which once again demonstrates our commitment to Animal Protection and to improve the animal shelter constantly every year.”
The quarantine zone consists of three isolation cages on a surface of 50 square metres, “which are used by dogs with some pathology that requires their isolation from the rest of the dogs in the shelter.”
The three spaces in this new quarantine area have an independent door to the outside, to completely avoid contact with the other dogs and prevent possible contagion.
The area can only be accessed from outside the enclosure and has no access from inside the shelter.
The work has been carried out over the last few months, ready for use as the region entered Phase 1 of de-escalation.
Last week, the shelter appealed for help rehoming 130 dogs and 70 cats, revealing the centre is at full capacity.
In November 2006, the La Nucía Municipal Animal Shelter, managed by the La Nucía Animal Protection Society, was opened.
It was built by the La Nucía Town Hall on a municipal site in Rotes, and over the last 14 years, the council has carried out eight extensions, “to improve and expand this animal shelter of La Nucia.”
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