35 tonnes of feed distributed by animal protection associations

in News · 23-04-2020 09:00:00 · 0 Comments

About 35 tonnes of feed were distributed by 25 animal protection organizations across the country, in the last two weeks, under the Animal Solidarity Platform, launched by Animalife in late March.

“The Animal Solidarity Platform, launched by Animalife at the end of March, has already made it possible to deliver around 35 tons of feed to over six thousand animals at risk, hosted by associations across the country”, says a statement released on 22 April.

In March, Animalife launched a solidarity platform to respond to the difficulties of animal protection organizations, which have suffered revenue shortages due to the covid-19 pandemic.

According to the association, 56 food and sand pallets were distributed by organizations that have difficulty feeding the animals they host.

Preparing a new round of deliveries, the animal welfare organization is moving forward even though it continues to receive requests for help.

"The requests for support keep coming, which led Animalife to redouble its efforts and contacts with its partners and to be able to collect more animal feed to deliver, which should happen in the coming weeks", they stress.

For its part, Animalife reinforces that “it will launch a fundraising campaign through its website and social networks, which will help to support the logistical costs of the new operation, entirely at the expense of the association”.

According to the association, the creation of the Animal Solidarity Platform made it possible to find a social response capable of overcoming several of the difficulties that arose during the pandemic period.

The initiative has more than 135 volunteers registered, all over the country, although the largest number is concentrated in Lisbon and Porto.

Animalife reveals that a large part of the volunteers chose to help financially, by sponsoring expenses, but “there are also many who are available to support tasks to support the elderly, such as buying and delivering food or walking pets”.

The Animal Solidarity Platform also brought together a group of people to feed the colonies, in case of impediment of habitual caregivers, and another of Temporary Shelter Families (FAT), in order to ensure the care of animals of sick or hospitalized people.


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