A safe haven in Muro

NO TRAFFIC: ASRA’s rescues are free to roam Photo credit: ASRA

The Euro Weekly News recently featured the animal rescue charity Asociacion y Refugio para Animales sin Posibilidades (ASRA).
As we explained, the Veldhuizen family looks after more than 100 animals that would otherwise have no chance of survival. The majority are cats, although there are also 18 dogs, chickens, roosters and a sheep.
“We do it so that the animals can be loved and looked after for a while instead of passing away on the streets in agony.”
The centre is in the Muro de Alcoy-Agres area north of Alicante, high up on a mountain where there is no traffic or neighbours.
“We chose this because it ensures the safety of our animals.”
There is no electricity and the family use a generator each day for a few hours to charge their phones and lamps while some appliances use solar power.
“We haven’t had hot water for two years but are hopeful we can get it working in the next few weeks,” Alex added.
“Many people do not understand our work or why we do it, but we are personally very proud of what we do and how far we’ve come.”
For more information about ASRA, or to donate, consult the www.asraspain.org website or their Facebook page.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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