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Nearly 5,000 dogs meet at the Perrotón 2019 – Health Insurance


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One more year, and now there are eight editions, Madrid has been a meeting point for thousands of families arrivals from all over Spain with his dogs on the occasion of the eighth edition of Perrotón, the solidarity race that aims promote adoption and responsible ownership of dogs, as well as healthy lifestyle habits.

In the race they participated Alejandra Botto, ambassador of this solidarity initiative, together with Nicka, Perrotón’s pet. Next to them different faces known as Roberto Leal, Arantxa de Benito, Sofía Cristo, Pablo Sebastián, Ana Belén Roy, the singer Vicky Larraz and the actors Alex o’Dohery, Mar Regueras and Paloma Bloyd, who did not want to miss this solidarity play event.

On behalf of the public institutions of Madrid, the Vice President of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, attended, along with Alejandra Botto, the prize of honor of this 2019 edition to the Founding Father of Messengers of Peace. There were also the Minister of Environment, Land Management and Sustainability of the Community of Madrid, Paloma Martín and the Deputy Mayor of the City Council of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, the spokesperson for Citizens in the Assembly of Madrid, César Zafra, and the spokesperson for the Citizens Environment Commission in the Madrid Assembly, Ana Rodríguez Durán, and the Councilor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Employment of the Madrid City Council, Ángel Niño, covered by the UEGC of the National Police.

Before the awards ceremony, this Perrotón 2019 featured the performance of Kiko Veneno who interpreted two songs from her latest work. The race has a route of approximately four kilometers from the Plaza de Colón to the Discovery Gardens and has had a specialized service for participating dogs by the Official College of Veterinarians of Madrid and the Network of Vetersalud Clinics.

30% of the proceeds from the inscriptions to the Race will go to the National Nonprofit Association Perrotón, whose honorary president is Baroness Carmen Thyssen, an association whose purpose is the realization of different communication campaigns for raise awareness and sensitize Spanish society by promoting adoption and responsible ownership of our pets and against animal abuse.

The Perrotón Association has also been conducting sterilization and neutering campaigns for dogs and cats for animal protection associations with low economic resources in order to avoid unwanted litters that cause the dreaded abandonment, as well as other campaigns to prevent laleishmaniasis, with collaboration and advice from the Hospital ClínicoVeterinario of the University Alfonso X ElSabio, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Healthy laRed deClinicasVeterinarias Vetersalud.