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Breaking News: Triple A Charity’s Deposed President in Marbella Expresses Alarm for Animal Welfare Following Reinstatement of

March 24, 2024
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Former Animal Charity President Raises Concerns Over New Management

Elise Dunweber, the former president of the renowned animal charity Triple A, has expressed her concerns over the organization’s future. The British expat, aged 47, was recently ousted from her position and replaced by the previous German administration. Dunweber fears that the Marbella sanctuary is now at risk of mismanagement under the leadership of Bettina Pietsch and Chris Hofbauer, who have returned as President and Vice President.

Controversial Decision by the Board

The decision to reinstate Pietsch and Hofbauer was made by the board, despite the fact that Pietsch is due to face court over allegations of animal cruelty later this year. This comes after the charity was accused of slaughtering animals for profit, misappropriation of funds, and falsifying documents in 2019.

Former Tory Councillor Speaks Out

Dunweber, a former Tory councillor who has worked with Theresa May, Boris Johnson, and Dominic Raab, spoke to the Olive Press about the situation. She described the politics at Triple A as difficult and expressed her frustration over the board members’ disapproval of her management style. Despite the challenges, Dunweber and her team implemented numerous positive changes, including a code of conduct, during their two-year tenure.

Impact on Charity Funding

Dunweber’s administration had secured a €200,000 donation for the charity. However, she claims that this donation has now been cancelled due to her departure. In response, Dunweber and three other former board members have established their own charity, Animals In Marbella Sanctuary (AIMS).

New Shelter Opens Amid Controversy

In the midst of this controversy, Triple A has opened a new shelter, capable of housing up to 600 animals. The shelter, built by the town hall, was praised by Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz at its opening. However, Dunweber has expressed concerns about the new building in an open letter to Triple A. The Olive Press has reached out to Triple A and Pietsch for their comments on the matter.

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