THE Majorcan Animal and Plant Protection Society is celebrating 60 years of caring for creatures of all kinds with a grand gala evening at the Municipal Theatre in Palma on 4th December.
The event will also be an occasion on which awards will be given to those who have collaborated in one form or another with the Protection Society since its outset.
For more than a quarter of a century now, Antonia Bordoy has been at the helm of the organisation which was begun by her mother, Lluisa Perelló in 1949. Perelló, who died in 2003, had founded the Protection Society in conjunction with a small group of people, choosing an out of the way mountain refuge on the Valldemossa road as its first headquarters. From that time onwards, the Society has dedicated its efforts to collecting abandoned, badly treated or distressed creatures, giving them food and shelter and where possible farming them out to new owners on the island.