Cruz Azul Murcia is Launched

IMG_0512 - CopyOur new charity has been launched in the Murcia region, dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership and providing veterinary care for the sick and injured pets of people who are finding it a struggle to care for them in these hard times. The charity will be run along similar lines to the UK’s Blue Cross and PDSA: the place where people on limited incomes can go, to apply for support for their pet.

Cruz Azul Vice President and Centre Manager, Sue Thomason, says: “As far as we are aware, there is no other charity in Spain that offers the same kind of service. Starting in the Murcia Region with the intention of expanding into other areas of Spain, we aim to promote responsible pet ownership and to assist those who need help to care for their pets.”

Cruz Azul is currently working with vets in the Los Alcázares, San Javier and Sucina areas and is raising funds to enable the referral of sick or injured pets for treatment. They can only do this with public support and their initial priority will be major fundraising to start the process. When established, Cruz Azul also plans to run campaigns for sterilisation, vaccination and micro chipping to help reduce the stray animal problem in the region.

As part of their fundraising strategy, Cruz Azul will be opening a shop in San Javier, next door to Yorkshire Linen. The shop will open its doors on Saturday, 23 November and, thereafter, will be open Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 until 14.00, selling top quality clothing and accessories, furniture, household goods, books and bric-a-brac. Go along and see what bargains are on offer and, if you’re planning to clear out your wardrobe or you have unwanted household items, Cruz Azul will be delighted to hear from you; just call Sue on 693 017 616 or email Collection of larger items will be arranged.

Cruz Azul is currently recruiting more volunteers, not only for the shop, but for other important roles within the organisation. So, whether you have a little or a lot of time to spare, please email for an application form, or complete the form below.

Cruz Azul values their volunteers and the contribution that they make to enable them to carry out their work. They will agree with each volunteer the amount of time the individual will spend each week helping Cruz Azul and both parties will then sign a volunteer agreement. The volunteer roles offered within Cruz Azul benefit all concerned and Cruz Azul strongly believes that it is a two-way relationship that should benefit both parties. “Our firm intention is to do everything we can to ensure that everyone has a positive volunteering experience.” commented Sue Thomason.

Cruz Azul Murcia is a registered charity (No. 11.720/1a) and exists to provide veterinary care for the sick and injured pets of people in need and to promote responsible pet ownership.

If you or someone you know needs help, or you would like to volunteer or donate, please call 693 017 616