FOOD & EQUIPMENT
March 2015, Istres - In aid of the “Ecole du Chat Istréen"
The “Ecole du Chat Istréen” is an association created in September 2007 for the defence of stray animals in the problem estates in the town of Istres. After being contacted by this association, AUXAN decided to offer its support to a project involving the construction of a shelter for stray cats.
May 2017, Segura (near Toulouse) - In aid of the association “ARIEJO APADS”
AUXAN decided to help a retired couple who, although discreet and modest, are at the same time exceptional in their devotion to those in need!
Aimé lives in the Ariège, a lovely part of France where unfortunately cases of abandoned animals and ill-treatment are nevertheless omnipresent. Further to being made redundant following a serious illness, Aimé took advantage of his situation to embark on a project in an area that he had always been passionate about – animal welfare. As a tribute to two cats that he had rescued and which had contributed to both his physical and psychological recovery from his illness, he decided to devote the rest of his life to saving other animals.
As a voluntary investigator for the SPA for 6 years, he was very affected by one of his last investigations, where he witnessed an unbearable degree of cruelty and which persuaded him to continue his fight against cruelty to animals in a personal capacity.
Aimé and his wife Patricia have a property with plenty of land, which they decided to use for rescue animals, creating areas where the numerous survivors of ill-treatment and/or death can shelter. These include 40 ewes, 2 Ouessant sheep, 2 Pyrenean goats, 3 pygmy goats, 2 cockerels, 4 hens, 1 pony, 30 stray cats and 14 tame cats, 2 horses, 5 dogs and 1 Vietnamese pig.
You can imagine the amount of food needed to nourish all these animals! The retired couple find it difficult to make ends meet with all the expenses for food, and also veterinary care for the ageing animals, which often suffer from chronic illnesses.
AUXAN therefore decided not only to help them pay their veterinary bills, but also to provide more long-term support by assisting them in setting up their own association in order to benefit from association status and claim financial aid. We are happy to report that in July 2015, the association ARIEJO APADS was created, recognised as being for the common good.