Open to all ages and types of animals, from 11:00 in the morning this coming Saturday and Sunday, with numerous activities to enjoy the 4th annual Pets Fair “Feria Mascotas” is being held in the Parque Sur de Maspalomas.

Good forecasts in terms of public participation, animal attendance and numerous activities, seem to set this weekend, Saturday 19 and Sunday, 20, as a great day for animal lovers to get out into the park with their favourite furry friends from 11:00 in the morning until the late, for the fourth edition of the Maspalomas Pet Fair, which has proved to be a popular annual addition to events held at the Urban Park of the South, not far from the tourist beaches of Maspalomas.

With more  people and pets attending every year, a fun day in Maspalomas is planned filled with awareness and scheduled activities, and was presented this week by the mayor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Concepción Narváez, “Open to all ages and pets of all kinds, where aspects such as nutrition, a children’s parade with animals collected at the municipal shelter which may be adopted, an the novelty of a pool and foam party among other events, ”said the mayor.

Over the two days of this event, sponsored and organised by the pet food company Belcando, there will be exhibitions, parades, training, workshops, competitions, exhibitions, a gastronomic area, a children’s area, entertainment, information campaigns and recreational activities around the pool and races such as the Belcando pool party and the Belcando dog race, say the organizers. There will also be participation of a group from the Spanish Marine Corps, as well as planned games highlighting responsible pet ownership, Saturday’s beauty contest, an exhibition of native breeds and other aspects covered by local television channels and social networks.

San Bartolomé de Tirajana is the sixth municipality of the Canary Islands in terms of pet ownership in the Canary Islands, the mayor, Concepción Narváez, pointed out “And, hence the importance of this fair and the need to improve the municipal shelter with the conditions that the government group wants,” she added, while offering some interesting data related to the census of animals in the tourist town.


Pet census of the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Dogs Cats Equine Others Total Hunting Dangerous Owners
17,698 2,841 182 165 20,886 3,307 754 11,661

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