Borg Cardona & Co. campaign
raises over €15,000 for strays
A three-month campaign in which Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd donated 5c for each kilogram of Royal Canin dog and cat food purchased in Malta and Gozo has raised €15,300. A number of animal sanctuaries and registered feeders of strays attended the presentation ceremony on 4 July 2019 of the proceeds of the Royal Canin Malta Charity Campaign, which was presided by Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the importers of the renowned Royal Canin brand of dog and cat food have conducted this philanthropic initiative aimed at helping stray dogs and cats.
As a result of the initiative these dogs and cats will be provided with quality nutrition; improve their health and receive healthy alternatives; and greater awareness is created in the community on animal well-being.
Dr Camilleri thanked Borg Cardona for the initiative and all the animal NGOs present for their invaluable work. He pointed out that the government has developed a number of schemes to help NGOs improve their sanctuaries, apart from giving grants to recognise the work they do.
He announced that stiffer fines are to be introduced shortly for those caught committing cruelty to animals, apart from on-the-spot administrative fines, and new regulations on the use of horse-drawn carriages (karrozzini) are also being drafted.
Stanley Borg Cardona, Managing Director of Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd (third from left) speaking during the presentation event of the proceeds of the Royal Canin Malta Charity Campaign. With him are (from left) company directors Nigel and Andrew Borg Cardona and the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri