The Department of Animal Protection of the Torrevieja City Council informs that next Monday, January 17, on the occasion of the festival of San Antonio Abad (San Antón), patron saint of animals, the traditional blessing will take place. In order that citizens can go to their closest point, the blessing of pets will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m., both in the Parish of the Immaculate Conception and in the Parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Due to the situation of the health pandemic, this year the concentration of animals and owners will not be held in Concepción Street to go to the Parroquia de la Inmaculada, but the street will be cut in the section near the temple. In the Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón, this cut will not be necessary due to the width of the Plaza de Oriente. From the Department of Animal Protection it is recalled that to participate in the blessing it will be necessary to use a mask and the corresponding safety distance between all participating people. Councilor Concha Sala appreciates the collaboration of both the parish priests of the Immaculate Conception and the Sacred Heart to maintain the tradition of Saint Anthony's Day and thanks in advance the members of the Local Police and Civil Protection, who will observe that the development of this activity is carried out in complete safety.