Centro Sanitario Municipal de Protección Animal is a government run animal sanctuary near Palma, Mallorca.
They take in stray or abandoned cats and dogs and try to find homes for them. There is a vet on site who checks the animals health upon admission and if the animal is microchipped they contact the owner to see whether they still want them.
This is only part of their work as they also take in injured wildlife and care for them until they can be returned to the wild. Also they run classrooms where school children can go and learn about the animals and their care.
What tugs at my heart strings though is the amount of cats and dogs that are abandoned or stray.
Naturally the centre is restricted to the amount of animals they can keep at any one time and it breaks my heart to think that these poor souls will be euthanized if homes aren't found for them within 15 days.
Looking at the fees of 33 Euros that they charge to vaccinate, microchip and a tiny admin cost I feel it is well worth paying to give a loving home to an animal that only had the misfortune of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time or that had an owner that no longer could or would care for it.
Here are a couple of the inmates and these are just two of the many that are requiring homes.
Bless them I hope they find homes soon and for sure if I was living there now then I would be taking a trip to Son Reus to get one!
I especially love the Shi-tzu :)
Here is a link to the site: