WHAT: In response to recent complaints about dog waste near Vicenta Ruso school in Gran Alacant and with Earth Day fast approaching, the Asociación de Propietarios de Mascotas (ASPETGA), pet owners association of Santa Pola and Gran Alacant, have joined forces with AMPA, the parent teacher association, and CEIP Vicenta Ruso to organize a Clean Up Day at the school for Friday, April 15th.

ASPETGA seeks to improve the quality of life for our four-footed friends and that includes addressing the problem of dog waste. Many dog owners are responsible and clean up but some of our neighbours whether through ignorance or willful noncompliance fail in fulfilling their responsibilities. We hope to raise awareness and set a good example.

In the week leading up to the Clean Up Day, teachers at Vicenta Ruso will speak to the children about taking care of the environment and animal welfare. The children will make posters and banners to raise awareness of the problems of dog waste and littering.

Organized by ASPETGA, AMPA and CEIP Vicenta Ruso. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact ASPETGA at aspetga@gmail.com or via Facebook.

WHEN: Friday, April 15th, 2016, from 12:00-2:00 pm

WHERE: CEIP Vicenta Ruso, Avenida de Noruega, Gran Alacant

RSVP: aspetga@gmail.com or at www.facebook.com/aspetga

MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Trevino, 966699441 or 652899932, laura@granalacantproperties.com

ASPETGA President, Olatz Mensua, is available for interviews.


About ASPETGA: The Pet Owners Association of Santa Pola and Gran Alacant (ASPETGA) or Asociación de Propietarios de Mascotas de Santa Pola y Gran Alacant is a nonprofit founded by a group of neighbours including a local veterinarian. ASPETGA works to encourage responsible pet ownership in our community by raising awareness of local regulations regarding pet ownership with a special emphasis on the collection of dog droppings. ASPETGA believes in peaceful coexistence between pet owning and non-pet owning residents and works to create specially designated dog parks and beaches. In addition, ASPETGA programs events to promote canine socialization and good citizenship, organizes competitions and games as well as charitable and fundraising events. Membership is just € 5 per family per year. To join or for more information, please visit www.aspetga.es or www.facebook.com/aspetga