Works underway on new Association for Abandoned Animals sanctuary
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Work is well underway on the new sanctuary for the Association for Abandoned Animals (AAA), in a building in Hal Far, which was given to the AAA by the government last year, so that it could relocate and continue its work with abandoned animals.
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg visited the site, on which the Ministry is collaborating by means of providing funds and works being carried out by the Works and Infrastructure Department.
He said that this project which will translate into a lot of benefits for several vulnerable creatures who do not have a voice to fight for appropriate treatment.
He also spoke of how important it is that, as a nation, “we hold ourselves responsible for these same creatures, that should not be abandoned in the streets thoughtlessly.”
The Minister commended the AAA for its commitment and the investment they are also making in the property so that it can attain high standards, and for its work for the benefit of unfortunate animals that find themselves abandoned on the street.
He also thanked the Works Department for its work on the project that will lead to the facility having water heaters, aluminium, metal gates, enclosures for dogs, water systems, as well as waterproofing.
The sanctuary manager Ms Rosalind Agius gave thanks to the Ministry for its work on this site and said that the sanctuary is currently providing shelter to around 90 dogs.
Photograph: DOI/Jeremy Wonnacott