As part of our animal friendly status within the Anglican Society for the welfare of animals (ASWA) we were very pleased to invite Paula Rey and Yaiza Magdalena up to San Martin de Porres. Here they gave a short talk about their work as members of a local animal charity. The Union Palmera Animalista. They explained the work they provide in rescuing, finding homes, and medical treatment of animals here on La Palma. It was interesting learning of the various aspects of their work not only of the success they provide, but also the problems of their work, for example the large cat populations caused by abundant food being provided by tourists, which then struggle out of season.
We thank Paula and Yaiza plus their sons Tristan and Sawyer for giving up their time to come and see us, and as a church we were happy to make a small donation to their continued good work.
If you’re interested in more of the Union Palmers Animalista’s work their web page is http://upalapalma.org