The animal protection agency, Dogs Welfare Trust, with Janet de la Rosa and sponsors Tenerife Office Headmasters and Pinkies, in partnership with the Adeje Domestic Animal Refuge have undertaken to finance the cost of licences for those who wish to adopt dogs that are listed under the ‘dangerous breeds’ category.
Councillor for the area, Gonzalo Delgado Diaz, praised this kind of generosity adding, “the idea behind this initiative is to give animals that fall under this label the possibility of being adopted having been abandoned by their original owners. Up until now dogs from an acknowledged ‘dangerous breed’ have had more difficulty in finding new homes because of the extra bureaucracy and costs involved in adopting them, and we are very grateful to this protection agency for this concrete gesture which will make that process easier”.
Anyone who wishes to adopt one of these animals from the Adeje refuge must still fill out the required paperwork and apply for the licence, and the protection agency will refund them the costs once the paperwork and licence have been approved.
The Tenerife Office Headmasters and Pinkies formally agreed a covenant with the Adeje council under which, as well as overseeing adoptions they are meeting the costs of sterilisations, micro-chipping, rabies vaccines, de-fleaing and de-worming and heartworm testing of all the dogs that are adopted from the centre.
(More information about the centre, www.adeje.es/mascotas)