TRAINING GROUND: Visitors to Almuñecar visited the simulated disaster area of La Nucia Photo credit: La Nucia Town Hall
A DELEGATION from the town hall of Almuñecar (Granada) recently visited La Nucia.
Almuñecar’s councilors wanted to know more about La Nucia’s animal welfare department and its sports department, municipal sources revealed.
“Both are a national benchmark,” the visitors told their La Nucia counterparts.
Juan Francisco Robles, Francisco Javier Garcia and Luis Aragon, respective advisers for trade, urban development and the environment, together with the fire chief of Almuñecar, Jose Luis Varela, then visited the training ground, an area simulated disaster area with ruined houses, rubble and fallen masonry. .
The La Nucia facility is one of the few in Spain where search and rescue dogs can be trained in an environment similar to that following an earthquake, tsunami or flood.
The visitors were accompanied by animal protection adviser Jessica Gommans and Manuel Moreno, president of the USAR 13 volunteer association which uses dogs in rescue operations and also carries out humanitarian and social programs.
From there, the Almuñecar delegation traveled to the Ciudad Deportivo Camilo Cano, where the mayor of La Nucia, Bernabe Cano and the sports councilor Sergio Villalba, explained how the sports complex was run on public sector lines- private.
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