Malta's Leading Companies' Generous Spirit Shines in Aid of MSPCA
Over the weekend, five of Malta's largest companies, including M. Demajo Group, Virtu Ferries, Bank of Valletta, Ernst & Young, and GasanMamo Insurance, supported the Malta Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (MSPCA) by donating not only 35,000 euros to the shelter, but also their time and efforts to help renovate the premises.
The MSPCA is Malta's largest and oldest animal welfare organisation. Since 2004, the shelter has been an independent NGO funded entirely by charitable donations. The Society focuses on providing shelter and a rehabilitation program for an average of 200 abandoned and mistreated animals annually to help them find a new loving home. The charity also concentrates on educating the public and promoting animal rights.
Over the years, the MSPCA's resources have been stretched thin leading them to seek help from local companies. M. Demajo Group led the way by reaching out to other local businesses including Virtu Ferries, Bank of Valletta, Ernst & Young and GasanMamo Insurance to collect donations. These five companies donated 35,000 euros to refurbish the existing premises and to open additional kennels to provide refuge for more animals. The current asbestos roof will also be replaced. The businesses' generosity is not just apparent in the thousands of euros donated. It is also seen in the companies' volunteers who pitched in to help the local charity organize the premises and walk the dogs currently living at the shelter.
On presentation of the donation by Mr JJ Miceli Demajo to the MSCPA, the Committee stated that, "Your initiative has left the shelter truly speechless. This kind of support does not come around often, and it leaves us lost for words. It always seems to be an impossible task. But through this support, we can finally start putting our plans into action."
There are multiple ways you can lend a helping hand to the charity. Volunteering your time or donating funds are always welcome. You can even adopt or sponsor an abandoned dog or cat. If you would like to support the MSPCA, please call 7953 0468 or visit their local premises in Floriana.