APAH awareness event at popular shopping centre

 

Animal rescue charity APAH was recently invited by the management team at Alcampo in Zenia Boulevard to hold a three day pet awareness event at the supermarket.

Every week, volunteers from APAH visit the store to buy food and cat litter for the cats and dogs in their care, which led Marie Carmen the department manager for the Pet Supplies Section to invite them to host the event. Tables promoting the work that APAH does were placed at the store entrances giving information on the work APAH does in rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing abandoned, neglected and abused dogs and cats in the South Costa Blanca.

It was a great opportunity for the charity to raise awareness and funds and the weekend was a huge success. As well as informing people about the work APAH does, they charity asked for volunteers, had empty trolleys for people to donate pet food and supplies and there were also photos of APAH’’s cattery, kennels and charity shops – as well as pictures of some of the dogs and cats which are currently being cared for, in the hope that some of them would be offered homes. Gary at Kameeleon, did a great rush job at short notice, printing T shirts with the APAH logo on, so that all the volunteers would be instantly recognisable.

Volunteers were overwhelmed by the amount of food donated by Alcampo’s generous shoppers both those from the expat community and Spanish. Lots of Spanish shoppers went out of their way to buy food for the charity’s dogs and cats and praised the work local charities do in the community.

Over the three-day event, trolley after trolley of food was donated and at the end the charity calculated how much money had been spent on APAH’s behalf – amount spent on food was 585.70 euros, and the amount of money donated was 290.15, making a total of 875.85, all of which will be used for the animals in the charity’s care and is a huge saving.

APAH would like to thank the staff and management of Alcampo, the shoppers and its own volunteers for making the weekend such a huge success.

Mireille Toddington