Paw patrol for abandoned animals

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RESIDENTS of 71 Almerian towns and villages can now call a dedicated service for the collection of abandoned animals.

Provincial council representative, Jose Fernandez, confirmed that the €170,000 scheme will run for an initial two-year period and be available to all municipalities with less than 3,000 inhabitants.

He said: “With this service we offer a solution to a problem that smaller municipalities often cannot address.”

An unspecified emergency telephone number is due to be made public shortly, he added.

Municipalities for which the service will be available include: Benitagla, Beires, Alsodux, Castro de Filabres, Alcudia de Monteagud, Cóbdar, Almócita, Laroya, Olula de Castro, Alicún, Bayarque, Suflí, Turrillas, Santa Cruz de Marchena, Bentarique, Velefique , Chercos, Bacares, Benizalón, Rágol, Senés, Bayárcal, Armuña de Almanzora, Las Tres Villas, Ohanes, Felix, Alhabia, Lúcar, Albanchez, Alcolea, Uleila del Campo, Bédar, Partaloa, Taberno, Fondón, Gérgal, Abrucena, Canjáyar, Abla, María, Rioja, Lubrin, Laujar de Andarax, Chirivel, Purchena, Vélez-Blanco, Urrácal, Tahal, Paterna del Río, Íllar, Terque, Sierro, Líjar, Santa Fé de Mondujar, Enix, Instinción, Padules, Somontín, Birth, Huécija, Lucainena and the Towers, Alcóntar, Alboloduy, Fiñana, Fines, Serón, oria, Sorbas, Balanegra, Los Gallardos and Zurgena.

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