50 animals, the animal protection Association in Erding, most of which are currently in his care, cats. In the Corona times, the placement of the animals is not easy.
Kirchasch –"We miss our visitors and currently can convey hardly any animals." So Alexandra Wendelken, Chairman of the animal protection Association of the district of Erding describes the current Situation in the shelter Kirchasch. There are 50 animals in care are at the moment, mainly cats.
"Normally, we are open two days a week for visitors. Then all who are interested in animals for us to look around and, of course, a take-away, if the circumstances are right,“ says Wendelken. This walk-in customers is lacking at the moment.
The Chairman is head of a Team of two part-time staff, three marginally-employed workers, and a young woman from the Federal voluntary service (Bufdi). You all take care of, in spite of Corona is committed to the animals. The order of the day, the Clean accommodation next to the supply of feed. In addition, some animals need to be cared for in quarantine, others require medications.
In November 2013, has opened the shelter, which was named after Francis of Assisi, in Kirchasch its doors. It is located in close proximity to the sanctuary of the animal protection Association in Munich and has an area of 16 000 square meters. There is room for about 60 cats and small animals, a food preparation kitchen, storage, operating-room and quarantine room. Two years ago, the area for the dogs was moved to the front part of the property. For you four large block is available now huts, and a generous fenced-in yards.
Also in the Corona of a crisis runs the operation at the animal shelter more. "Of course, we can still animals," says Wendelken: "interested parties can inform yourself on our Homepage about the offer and telephone us or contact by E-Mail. Then we will arrange an appointment for a visit and hope that the animal and the human together in the ideal way,“ explains the Chairman of the procedure. In the shelter cats are waiting, especially on a new home. "Soon, a larger amount of young cats coming safely back to us, Kitten," said Wendelken.
at The shelter, waiting, currently, only a few dogs on mediation. For you Angelika Beautiful is responsible. "Without Corona, we would have more dogs, but by the virus-may the Situation not dogs to us from abroad. Otherwise, animal organizations from Greece, Spain or Eastern Europe to help us to questions,“ says Nice.
The Corona-Virus-infected animals there is no animal home, "and we only accept dogs from abroad, if we know that they are healthy and vaccinated," stressed Beautiful. With the fundamental anxiety of some people to be able to be an animal become infected, does away Wendelken: "animals can become infected with Corona. However, the risk that you will transmit the Virus to people, is as good as impossible.“
Because the staff, food and accommodation of the animals month-to-month cost a lot of money, is to rely of the animal protection Association is always on to donate. A source of money, he can't use at the moment as usual.
Therefore, the shelter is hoping for a speedy re-opening. "Then we could organize a few events to bring the audience to us. Finally, we must Wendelken buy in spite of the large support from the population is still food, especially special cat food“, told.
The Association is glad that he receives from its member municipalities per citizen 80 cents as a subsidy. "This is around 120 000 euros per year, with which we can pay for our fixed costs," said the Chairman.
Not paying with money those contacts that exist between animals and humans are. "Finally," said Wendelken, "both groups are social beings, and they don't appreciate life only, but also need".
you can help: anyone Who would like to help the animal protective Association of the district of Erding, you can do this with a membership (20 Euro annual contribution) or by making a donation. Information is available on the website www.tierschutzverein-erding.deDate Of Update: 12 June 2020, 01:34