The CPA Tierra Blanca is designed to host, maintain and care for abandoned dogs, but also provides measures that reduce the incidence of abandonment:
The Animal Protection Act of the Canary Islands (Law 8/1991, of 30 April 1991) and the Law of Potentially Hazardous Animals (Law 50/1999, of 23 December 1999) establish the obligation to identify the animal and then to register it in the corresponding town hall.
Undoubtedly, animal identification represents the most important measure for its protection and well-being; it constitutes the fundamental element to be able to verify the ownership and the responsibility on the animal. In addition, identification facilitates an infinity of information that can be used to monitor the animal population, its trends and the bi-directional influence with the human population. For all these reasons, all animals that are delivered for adoption will be previously identified and included in the Canary Register of Animal Identification (www.zoocan.net).
The actions directed to the control of canine populations specially influence over the number reduction of unexpected and / or unwanted litter of puppies and, to a lesser extent, facilitate the coexistence of owners, pets and even neighbors, favoring in this way the adoption and the acception of abandoned animals. The sterilization of animals in animal shelters supposes in addition a measure for their well-being. In this sense, the dogs that are in the CPA Tierra Blanca are sterilized.
The realization of awareness campaigns aimed at promoting responsible possession and respect for animals is a tool with a great potential which, when it is properly targeted on certain groups, can offer great results in the medium term. From CPA Tierra Blanca, adoption has been promoted through the campaign "ADOPT, IS IN YOUR HAND" with the creation of posters and leaflets. Similarly, the Center's volunteers promote adoptions on a continuous basis, taking photographs and publishing them on social networks.
Gathering information and reporting
The CPA carries out an important task of collecting information for its subsequent processing and reports preparation to analyze the abandonment evolution, the effectiveness of the measures developed and the design of new and more effective initiatives.
Health and prophylactic programs
Preventive deworming, both internal and external, is carried out periodically in addition to the preventive vaccination plan.