Marina – un refuge pour Céret
For animal lovers in Britain it is always comforting to know that the R.S.P.C.A are there to help rescue and protect all animals that are abandoned or mistreated, along with Battersea Dogs and Cats, the Blue Cross and so many other local animal rescue centres.
But, we live in France. How does it work here?
La SPA (Société Protectrice des Animaux) was created in 1845 by Doctor Etienne Pariset. Touched by the poor treatment of many cart and carriage horses on the streets of Paris, the society was at first devoted to the welfare of horses. It grew quickly, thanks to support from several renowned French ‘intellectuals’ such as Victor Hugo and Guy de Maupassant.
There is now a national network of ‘refuges’, thanks, to the generosity of thousands of volunteers, and animal lovers with big hearts and welcoming homes, sheltering and re-homing the hundreds of thousands of pets abused and abandoned every year.
As well as the SPA, there are several other animal shelters around the region, set up by animal lovers, taking in the constant stream of abandoned pets.
A COUPLE OF OTHER SHELTERS (AMONGST MANY) DESERVING OF YOUR SUPPORT
61 route de Montalba-le-Chateau
Tel. 04 68 84 18 93
Open every day 8am – 12pm / 2pm – 6pm
UN GITE UNE GAMELLE
Chemin de Saint Bernard
Tel. 06 08 51 15 02
Open every day 10am – 12pm / 2pm – 6pm