The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has launched a new official adoption system for the main Island Animal Shelter this summer, that includes a digital platform enabling those interested in rescuing abandoned animals to find out more about those available and facilitating better telematic management of appointments, a measure that favours adoptions, streamlines procedures and regulates the flow of people through the animals’ living quarters.
This new adoptions system is based on an intranet that keeps a record of the arrival and eventual exit of animals, the state in which they were found and the medical interventions carried out, which substantially improves the work of control and management at the centre run by the island Cabildo, allowing for updating of data that can be consulted in real time.
The intranet is connected to the public access web page (AlbergueGranCanaria.com), in Spanish, so that interested parties can see which animals are available for adoption and in what situation they are, as well as allowing them to make an appointment reservation to go meet the preselected animals in person before deciding whether to take them home.
The new procedure limits the transit of people through the facilities “in tune with the access rules of any professional hostel,” said the Minister of the Environment, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, so that whoever wants to adopt must previously select a series of animals from the general list, up to a maximum of three, which will be the ones that the user will visit when they come to the centre.
The previously uncontrolled walk-ins by members of the public at all times to see dogs and cats “is incompatible” with minimal sanitary measures, in addition to potentially generating significant stress in animals that has often caused numerous fights “of serious consequences,” the counselor said. .
The technical director of the Shelter, Gustavo Viera, said “the necessary support and control work carried out by volunteers and the different associations is guaranteed” by signing various collaboration agreements “that will allow continued access to controlled facilities to the site “.