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Partners, collaborators and others

Obviously, as an Association with no profit motive, the programmes and campaigns can only be developed through the synergy with institutions, schools, civic centres, public entities, private and semi-private entities, the media and the public administration. Veterinarians, ethologist, jurists, animal’s world philosophers, animals’ experts and any other person with good sense and even more sensitivity are invited to cooperate from now on. The best way to cooperate with the Association is as powerful as simple: to contribute with ideas, to join the proposals, listening to ours, helping us to improve and censuring demonstrable situations. From time to time, a campaign will see the light. Area’s agents will be in charge of spreading it around on their own way. A poster and a letter will be sometimes the tools to inform our collaborators. Documentation might be exposed wherever the collaborator thinks it’s the best.

Partners are invited to:
- Take good care of animals. Look after them all their life long. Provide them as much happiness and health as possible. Minimize all the annoyances they might cause to others.
- Rescue, whenever it’s reasonable, animals to be abandoned, animals that are confined in kennels or shelters and promote such practice between your relatives and friends.
- Look for legal advice to report those situations that might mean animal mistreatment.
- Participate, whenever you can, in signatures and material collecting, in information distribution, in public manifestations, and fight for Animal Rights and for their objectives achievement.
- Offer yourself as a volunteer in public kennels, private and half private shelters and cat’s colonies paying special attention to their needs.
- Provide truthful, objective and useful information about situations that might be improved.
- Be respectful on different positions or attitudes to yours. We all might profit from it.
- Do not overbook e-mail boxes and do not share e-mail addresses, learn to whom you should send your messages to: it’s important not to insist on those who already do as much as they can.
- Keep in touch, read the news board and feel free to comment them. Constructive communication is important and useful.
- Cooperate with your own hands or with economical contributions, (if you can), when required as long as you see clearly that the effort is going to be useful.

All members or partners will be invited to the advisory and informative Assemblies we might call.
We keep the right to refuse a member’s attachment to the Association if we are sure that he or she does not believe in Association philosophy and principles.

Compromising degrees:

1.- Area’s agent: will check out the mail, approve the programme, get in touch with whoever might cooperate, print material, spread the material and give graphic witness of such diffusion. For example: a promotional poster of volunteering; the area’s agent should make the printing, spread them around in shops and business, in veterinarian clinics and in those competent places for diffusion, in Civic Centres, libraries, etc. Then should take a digital picture of each one of them and send them all to AFA for publication in the actions’ album. Should supervise, from time to time, that the posters are still in the places where they were left and should inform of his or her impressions about the impact the campaign might have had. It might be interesting to make a map of the area covered and invite his or her relatives and friends to do the same. The main objective is to teach the citizens what animal’s welfare means.
2.- Partner: less compromised than the area’s agent and more than the collaborator. He or she should plan to be a long time member. Will make diffusion through Internet, make prints and diffuse them between people he or she knows, and should have a look at the AFA web side quite often. A partner is morally obligated to go to the meetings organized. We want these meetings to be more effective than just simply well attended.
3.- Collaborator: anyone who knows us, shares our objectives but his or her involvement might be more irregular might become a collaborator. It would be very interesting if the collaborator could rise to level 2 or even level 1. However, we are aware that not everybody has the same availability for these kinds of activities, or at least not as much as they would like.