Fabienne's Diary

4 boxes found a the entrance of stables...

An English lady, who lives in the inlands, informed us that she had found 4 boxes at the entrance of the stables where she kept her horses... The owner of the stables wanted the doggies to be gone immediately.. and that is how they came to us... They are all different, in looks and age. The results of a the left overs of few litters, somewhere in the fields... And once they are gifted, the left overs stay behind.. They will be put in a box and dumped somewhere where they hope it will remain anonymous.. 
4 little ones who are in need of a warm basket, a home somewhere with a responsible family... 

Fortunato, wounded in the mountain where nobody came...

We gave him the beautiful name Fortunato, an name that means: somebody who was lucky... In this case he went through the eye of a needle and by luck he was found in a deserted campo in the mountains... He was wounded and dodn't have a lot of strength left... People who passed saw him lying on the floor, softly moaning.. It appeared that he had a fracture in his hip with a luxation as a result... He needed emergency surgery and everything necessary was done... Because it was so urgent, we couldn't wait, he got the necessary help immediately and he is now recovering. It was a heavy and risky operation but it went well. Fortunato is a very noble, sweet and gentle dog, with a good and social character. 
He is everybodies friend in the clinic, a big darling! Barely 2 years old and already had to go through such a hell. But we will make the difference! So many big dogs are dumped these days... nevertheless they too are true pearls in a home, once they are raised well. Lovely beings!

t is madness... When you arrive in the morning and you see a box at the gate, you already know enough... And yes, here is another proof that somewhere a mother gives birth to a litter of puppies every 6 months... The just came into the world and the puppi

We were just about to leave when a car stopped, a man got out and asked if I was from the Refugio. He had found a dog and he didn't want him... I was in doubt... it was weekend and where could I put him? But I didn't get time to think about it... It is like this: either you take him, or I will throw him out of the car somewhere... When I asked him to at least help me get the dog inside, he did that in the end, but he was very reluctant and only at the condition that he would get the chain, that still tightly hung around the neck of the poor dog, back. The dog obviously was his dog, you could see that! He was scared to death and would not have let anybody come close next to the road... His owner was a very unpleasant person, but we have gotten to get used to this... 
A few days later we got the whole picture... Dear Woelfie is a darling, submissive, gentle and social... but he is a half wolf... When I left his cage after a good cuddle, he started to cry, and cry and cry... The thing that we suspected since day one, was confirmed today.... Woelfie is a wolfshound, a hybrid Wolf... How much we would like to find a warm basket for him, that is not realistic. Wolfhounds are not happy in a home, they will destroy a lot of things and cannot feel at home within a house. 
We are trying to connect with people now who might be able to help him. Probably that was the reason that the man who came to bring him was so angry, probably a telephone or remote control was destroyed... or his nights were with filled with a crying friend... Angry neighbors, I can see it in front of me. And a lot of people can't cope.... Woelfie just does what is in his genes... He will cry all around the whole neighborhood, but he is so sweet... Yet we could domesticate him, we understood that in time... Our Woelfie should go to a place where he just can be Woelfie....

Noor was poisoned in a camp...

Noor was born in a camp... As a little puppy she was treated sort of right, but it became worse and worse as she grew... She was too much and she had to go... Then she was poisoned and left for dead... 
The police found her and because she barely was alive, they brought her to our vet... Her temperature was dangerously high and Noor was in a very critical condition... For weeks, her life was hanging by a thread... 

Cat colonies grow and grow and we want to do something about that..

Not just dogs are the victims of the Spanish system, also cats are heavily neglected here and can keep producing offspring in the wild... Thousands will be killed in the many killing stations, other will find a home, but the wild cats, they need spaying and neutering to be able to get a life in dignity in of the many colonies... 
We have been part of sterilization projects and we will start one again. We will make a project out of it... 
We have found a vet in Algeciras who will castrate male cats for 35 euro and females for 45 euro, this almost at the cost price. 
The idea is to have around 150 cats spayed and neutered, to start with... Also in the neighborhood of Almogia we will neutralize a colony, slowly but securely we want to make a difference for them.. Volunteers and animal lovers help us catch the cats and we will make sure that they will be neutralized. After that we will give them their freedom back. To be free and live your own life, that is what a wild cat needs to be happy.. Many of them are so wild that only the view at a human will be enough to flee, of to a place where they can't be seen...
The daily struggle to survive... many colonies have such a hard time... not even to talk about the many transmittable diseases, like FIP, FeLV and FIV, which can grow because of not being neutralized... When you can neutralize a colony, you can give them a life with dignity, a free life, where food is not a problem, thanks to our volunteers. 
We will do our best at these places that we know and that we can handle... who will help us make a change? Help a cat to a life with dignity.... Help our cat colonies have a decent life. Neutralize a cat.... 

Besala, Bonduel, Binggo, Belen, Belma and Buda... 8 blackies looking for happiness..

8 puppies in a box, left behind like it is nothing... Like we have shared before, every couple of months an identical litter is being dumped. probably of the same parents and the same owner.. 
Like it is normal, the mama gives birth to two litters a year and without a problem they are getting dumped... here you have the next black family, 8 at once... They are not in good condiyion.. but they could not care less... 

Every couple of months an identical litter at the door...

t is madness... When you arrive in the morning and you see a box at the gate, you already know enough... And yes, here is another proof that somewhere a mother gives birth to a litter of puppies every 6 months... The just came into the world and the puppies are already in a box in front of our door. The dogs are all identical, the boxes are identical, the same thing every couple of months... Like it is meant to happen, alle black doggies... black sheep... And we just had Black friday behind us... 
Of course they are sweet and cutes fluffies, but how can people think that this is normal? At first towards the mother and secondly towards the little ones.. 
Hang up a camera? Yes, we could, but if it helps? I am afraid I can only answer that negatively I am afraid.. 

Aura and Eliot, a life long on a chain, and then being dumped...

Two Boxer, both look horrible, are heavily neglected and in terrible condition... The lady even a bit worse than the male... We think that she probably was used for breeding all her life..  

Sharmi thought she came home...

Sharmi was found a couple of months aga, by a couple that had 3 dogs already.. They took her up in their family and she recovered to be the beautiful dog she is now. The landlord however demanded that the couple should get rid of the dogs, which made the children very sad... they loved this charming sweetheart a lot. 
She definately is a Sharpei mix, with the cute cheeks and a golden character. She loves children and is very social. 
Sharmi has a hard time, first she was dumped, and recovered in a family and thought she had found her family... She was so loved by the children but is now, despite everything, in a cage... and it is hard for her. 

Helga, the destiny of a Spanish Podenco...

Helga is a scared Podenco that had to give birth to her pupies somewhere in a field, over and over again... She was noticed when she was looking for food, she was so skinny.. 
Luckily  no hunter came to pick her up, because she had 7 little ones and they might become the next immeciated victims of their strange hobbies.. They could care less about the circumstances.. The sad but true stories that we see everyday, have no bounderies.. This year it is even worse because of the heavy rain falls, the cold and de mud floods... Thousands of Podenco's are left alone... Helga is still a bit affraid but she understands that it is good now... She protects her puppies with her life and hopes, just like every mama, that they will het the best life possible.. 

Brenda. who would have thought she would make it?

Brenda was brought in to the killing station in terrible circumstances... Nobody would have thought that this dog would make it, she barely weighs 2kg... she was found on the streets... After some examination, it became clear  that she had a hematocrite of 11% and she therefore immediately received a blood transfusion... Like that wasn't enough, she tested positive for Filaria.. Brenda was under treatment for several months, but she made it and weighs 7.5kg today!
Nobody knows what Brenda had to go through, but that she has suffered, that is certain... Brenda is a super doggy in her foster family.. She is affectionate, sweet, thankful and super social with cat and dog. She adores the cats of the home, sleeps with them in their basket, and also the other dogs are no problem at all. 
Brenda will walk close to you, during a walk, but she will not go to strangers that easy..She needs time to get to know her surroundings, but once she knows that, she is self sure. 
Towards other dogs that she doesn't know, she is a bit shy in the beginning, but the same is true here, once she gets some time, she will make friendship with them... 
Brenda is a dog that slowly comes to back to life and now gets to know the world in a different way. She is a sweetie, people who are willing to spend time and especially love on her, will get a lovely doggy in their home...

Pinky, the next chapter in his life story....

My name is Pinky, I am a poodle, since many years with my owners... I was born 20.12.2006, so I am kind of an older guy... Since years I had to live on the terrace of my owners, where I, one way or another, jumped of yesterday... At least, that is the story that the vet was told, the vet who was asked to euthanize me. Yes, euthanize because my owners didn't want to spend money on me... I got another chance, I now stay under the care of other people, my owner had left, after they paid for the euthanazation.. The specialist will have a look if I can be saved... and if I can stay a bit longer... To be continued... 

Leko, sentenced to death...

He was in a killing station, the pain and fear showed all over his body... He was left there by hos owner, so he would never have to think about it anymore... problem solved, for those who gave up on him... But is a life... a dog that wants to live... He was so scared that we could barely touch him... but thank to a very gentle treatment and lots of patience, we could take him... Then we saw his ear... My God, he must have been in such pain.... He underwent an emergency operation, it really could not wait any longer... 
Leko is a touching dog, from the moment that he felt that is was good, he relaxed, became more and more quiet... despite of that pain that must have been horrible... 
In the clinic he is a beloved sweetie that will melt everybody's heart, he is friendly and open.. A good dog that surely didn't have to die in a horrible killing station... 

The story of Thirteen and her 12 deceased brothers...

Thirteen is the only survivor out of a litter of 13... They were found in a closed bag in the garbage... The English lady who found them and dispirited took them out of the bag, one by one, was so happy when she saw that number Thirteen was alive! That is how she got her name... 
She was very weak but she made it... Thirteen is a divine doggy, like she is aware how lucky she was... She is super social and sweet with everybody.. She has a happy character, with a high cuddly caliber.. she is looking forward to a forever home.. 
It is a true miracle that she survived this tragedy.. some lives have a special story,,, Just like people they sometimes have special lives... That is certainly the case with Thirteen.. The rest of the family unfortunately didn't make it... 

Eyes, was handed over to the killing station like a rabbit...

We were in the killing station when the bell rang... from a distance we could see that it was a man, with an animal in his hand, held by its neck. from up close it appeared to be a dog... He held it by the neck, like a rabbit... the defenseless dog just hang there.. He wanted to leave him at the killing station, which would mean a definite death... He never got the chance to hand him over, as Diane had already taken him and I had opened the car door.. done! Luckily he wasn't registered yet, otherwise he would wait there for 10 days and we were able to avoid that, luckily. 
Diane meanwhile had steam coming out of her ears, while I had to convince the owner and the killing station, that we were going to be good to him... Keep calm could save the world... but that is not always easy when you experience what we have to go through everyday...
It all ended well, despite the fact that Diane gave them, in her typical Aalst way, the full load and I sort of translated everything liberally... The owner came up to our care, looked at us with a sarcastic face and said: he is sick and blind, to stupid to hunt.. So take him and to whatever you want to do with him, I don't want him... 

Didi, a dog a barely 3kg, walked on the street. Lost? Dumped? Escaped? A lady saw the little thing walk, from left to right, with an insecure and aimlessly look... alone in this world... who will save me? What should I do? The things that must have gone t

A man from the neighborhood, who was known for rescuing dogs of the street... he takes them to his terrain, but other then giving them giving them food and water, he doesn't do much. 
He doesn't look at them at all.. The females get pregnant all the time and one puppy follow after another. The neighbors keep coming to pick up dogs, the usual gifts. But those who are not seen. often die a silence but sad death, by neglect of victim of a fight. It is harsh, but the reality unfortunately.... After so many people had complained, finally their voice was heard... 
But, as long as they get food and water, according to the law there is nothing that can be done about it... Until today, we try to make a change here... The man won't give up his dogs, and except that he will curse at us, there is no communication. 
Menta and Polea were lucky, they were taken as a gift for a daughter from a neighbor, but she lost interest after a few weeks, the dogs were put next to the garbage close to his home... The man didn't want them back, because he had enough, so he said. 
Thankful that we were allowed to save them, we took them with us. These exceptional and sweet character.. They were lucky... Got to learn children at a young age, know what a house and a garden are... Now they are with us, will make sure that they will find happiness with a responsible owner... 
Their parents, their siblings, where will they end up? Who knows.... As long as the government doesn't stop this man, there is nothing we can do... 
The only thing that we can do, is start quiet and with a lot of courage, the conversation with him, and try to convince him that he can't go on like this... 

Didi, alone in this world..

Didi, a dog a barely 3kg, walked on the street. Lost? Dumped? Escaped? A lady saw the little thing walk, from left to right, with an insecure and aimlessly look... alone in this world... who will save me? What should I do? The things that must have gone through her head... They didn't come into this world to be neglected or to be left alone... Didi has a sweet and affectionate character, a sweetheart... the first few days she was upset, and quickly scared, but now she feels welcome thanks to the loving care of her foster family... a little bonbon of 3kg... 

Our Percy in the spotlight!

Percy... he has been with us for quite some time now, since we rescued him from the killing station... He is a favorite of so many volunteers, but he didn't find his golden basket yet... Percy gets to go with our volunteers every once in a while and he really enjoys that. He will sit on the back seat of the car and enjoys all the attention he gets. 
When he can come to the beach, he will enjoy a ball game and afterwards sit on a terrace. His biggest hobby is cuddling and also playing with a ball is a favorite. Unfortunately after a trip he has to go back to the refugio and that is difficult of course.. 
But he undergoes his destiny with strength and always will remain happy and friendly. He would be an ideal family dog who will truly be happy with a walk and a warm basket... Until then that is a dream that he sees every night... 

Beto and Tessa, 2 Mastins who fought for their lives..

3 Cross Mastins were saved after thet were brutally dumped... We already thought that it might become difficult to save them, and so it was... All three they were heavily neglected and weakened.. We fought and fought, in the hope of being able to save these lives... but unfortunately one of them sadly passed away... 
Beto and Tessa made it, despite many ups and downs.. Beto had gotten a tic on his left leg as a left over, which will never go away unfortunately. Tessa is doing great!
They are both really soft and affectionate little bears, with a heart of gold... so sweet and affectionate.. They are now almost a year old and are still looking for an owner who will make them happy... 

Cristal, Crisol and Crash, the little ones of Cristi survived...

It is always a risk that we take, it is hard to get puppies through the hard times... The various circumstances that their mothers go through, before, during and after the pregnancies are scenarios that you wouldn;t wish for any mother.. And mama Cristi had to go rhtough straight hell.... Luckily her puppies made it and they are all happy and playful, yet one is shy like mama... 
It is beautiful to see how different they all are:

Little Mousy was put out of a car...

One of our foster mama's called us last night... a good friend of hers saw that a little Bodeguero was thrown out of a car... She was walking her own dog when she saw a car stopping, the door was opened and a dog was thrown out... and the car drove of with squeaky tires...as fast as they could... The doggy chased them with all the power he had in him, but the car drove so fast that he couldn't keep up and stayed behind... He sat in the middle of the street.. in shock and out of breath...
When the lady came up to him, he looked so sad... he made no effort to leave, to run or whatever.. he just sat there... in the middle of the street. 

Trufa and her strong little bear Trufo, the only survivor of her 5 puppies..

Trufa came in, she was so far in her pregnancy that an abortion was not possible anymore... and so, 5 days later, we could add mama and her 5 puppies to our population... 
As this mama was saved from the killing station, where there are no precautions when it comes to hygiene, where everybody is just put together, where there is no quarantine, where people don't care about these lives.... we got the Distemper disease in...  A disease which caused so many lives of puppies, which worries and saddens us. It was hard work again to control the outbreak... But before you realize it, lives have been taken and you keep fighting and try to save what you can save... 
Mama Trufa lost 4 little ones because of this.. Just Trufo survived, this little strong bear remains as the only one... Sad, but the harsh truth unfortunately... 

Felippe and Letizia, wandering in a gypsy neighborhood...

Two really small doggies wandered around in a gypsy neighborhood , filthy and dirty...  A lady gave them food, thinking that they probably belonged somewhere..  But that was not to case... nobody came to pick them up and strange figures thought about other purposes for them... But the lady could stop that, just in time they were brought to us. 
Letizia was in her heats but she is lucky that she is with us now... Little Felippe is also very cute... Both of them have great characters and were obviously not used to life in a home.. They enjoy the love and attention that they get now and they show it, they are thankful and so friendly. 
We will spay and neuter them first and give their coats a good wash... let's hope we can find them their heaven on earth... 

Dany, My God, where am I now?

He was handed over to the killing station by his owner, and his world turned into a hell immediately.. A white fluffy doggy that was give 10 days to find another human love.. Dany got so afraid and scared that he started to bite around him, he didn't want anything, nobody around him.. When people came to have a look and the beautiful but meanwhile dirty fluffy doggy, he lost all of his chances.. That is why we took him with us. Once with us, he changed.. at first he was very quiet and started to shiver... with 2 arms around him and some sweet words, he started to change.. 

Stravinsky, their son wouldn't come out of his corner anymore..

They stood there together, with a beautiful happy looking pup in their hands.. Totally unaware and quietly looking from one to another.. The reason they couldn't keep the puppy anymore was that their son didn't come out of the corner anymore since 3 days... He was really scared of that 4 legged thing that moved... They receiced 'it' as a gift, the labrador of the neighbors walked away in her heats and came home days later, and gave birth to 8 puppies a while later and they had received the most beautiful one. 'Can you take it or do we just bring it to the perrera (killing station)?' they asked.. 
Of course we took him in, but I couldn't resits telling thim that it would have been better to raise their child a bit more animal friendly, but the man just responded that it was horrible that their son didn't come out of the corner.. Obviously a little bit of effort was too much to ask.. and so we had another 'gift' in our hands.. 
Because Stravinsky didn't have any vaccinations, I took him to our home.. We took a happy, energetic and funny rascal in our home.. He plays, takes our slippers everywhere and everything else if he gets the chance... a true puppy at heart, but so sweet and definitely good to raise. He became the smallest precious one in our middle, so cuddly and affectionate.. But he needs a family of course, an energetic owner because he needs to be able to run and play, be rough with other dogs and then fall asleep in a big and comfy chair... 

Jack, stays behind after his brother has left...

Our Jack, a young cat that quietly likes to sit on your lap, who has a great character, gives you cuddles with his head, out of joy, is the last one remaining from a litter... He is used to live in a home, social with dogs and cats, and used to it since he was a kitten. He is still looking for a warm basket, that he really deserves.. As long as he stays with his foster family, they can't rescue another one from the street and I therefore would like to ask you to please share this sweet cat extra, who knows, there hust might be somebody saving his world!

Dama and her kids, Daniela and Dado...

We got a telephone call that somewhere on a closed terrain in the campo, 7 Bodegueros wandered around... We found 4 of them dead and the other 3 were in a terrible condition... The 3 pups who survived. have giant bellies of all the parasites who were living in their bodies. Their mama was nowhere to be found until that moment when we saw her running with her 3 little ones... She came crawling over the wire and carried a piece of very old dirty bread... A mama who, despite the horrible circumstances, tried to keep her puppies alive.. She would climb over the fence, to try and save her little ones.. When came to us, they were all very malnourished, and in a horrible condition.. The smallest one unfortunately also died...  Just mama an 2 pups are now stable and for them there is hope.. Of the 7 unwanted puppies, 5 had to die in an unfair and sad way... None of them should have had to go through that, if the mama wouldn't have been left alone.. The life of mama and kids are so much worth than pretending they were not here.. We didn't even bother to find the owner of the terrain because nothing will happen anyway to him.. As mama didn't have a chip, she legally has no owner and so it is no use to start something against the owner, how frustrating it is anyway... We will now take good care of this oh so sweet mama and her 2 little ones... 

Dagboek van Fabienne: Opa en Pluisje werden snel vergeten,... Hij was het kleine pupje dat twee jaar geleden met Driekoningen het geschenk was voor het kleindochtertje,… Een schattig pluisje dat gedurende enkele weken een schattig pluisje was maar dan g

Biffy also belonged to the protectora that was closed, and ended up in the killing station... When he got his check up, it became clear that he had a chip, so we traced the owners. It seemed to be and English family, who went back to England over 2 years ago. When we notified them about their dog, they were shocked... They had left Biffy with the neighbors when they left, because they thought he would get a happy life there... Biffy however, was thrown over the gate at the protectora, by a person who drove of really with squeaky tires... When contact was made with these neighbors they said they wanted to have nothing to do with the dog and he should go to the English owners... But they didn't want to pay for any costs to be reunited with their previous pet... 
Biffy was the victim of irresponsible owner every time again... He is very optimistic by nature and he wags his tail all day... He is a thankful and good dog that deserves so much better than to be treated the way he was.. 
He is a social and child friendly happy sweetie, a happy friend, who has a lot of cuddles to offer, everyday again!

Nenuco, how much bad luck can you have???

He was trown out of a car, in front of our door... Volunteers saw it happening and immediately walked to the dog... They were so shocked that they didn't write down the licence plates... Nenuco didn't know what was happening to him and he was terrified... He immediately was brought to the clinic for a check up... He not only was injured by the fall out of the car, but he also tested positive for Ehrlichia, Filaria and Leishmania.. how much bad luck can you have?
The poor little thing from now on gets his treatments, he gets what he is entitled to... Care and love to survive all this... It is a quiet and good dog that is still very ill, but with a little luck will get a lot better... 

Valle, another human brutality of another level!

A little, fine, but very injured Podenco, far away from what she was once... Her beard is getting grey but her soul has lost its color a long time ago... Locked in a cage, somewhere in the far away fields, hidden for people and other animals by her hunter... She obviously has been tied to a chain, all of her life... The chain grew in through the years of misery... What a pain she must have had, this poor thing... slowly the heavy chain grew into her body... The pain and the cries in the nights... a cry for help... it must have been horrible... After all this, she was dumped like a piece of garbage by her hunter, with the ingrown chain and all... dumped in the killing station to be euthanized... No words.... what kind of human could do such a thing? And then to be able to just keep going as usual, like he dumped a garbage bag in the container... 
We were asked to rescue her and so we did... But despite the emergency operation on her neck, we also found out that she has a tumor... The tumor also was removed... It is rare to see such apathy.. but Valle is changing by the day.. She is so open and thankful.. A scared dog that should get a lot of love and attention.. She doesn't know what this is.. because she knows nothing except pain... and she never knew anything else in those long and empty years... 

A mama with 3 kittens.. in a container in a closed box... garbage out and away the animal abuser who dumped them like they were garbage must have thought... The kittens already were a bit apathetic when a volunteer found them, thanks to the screaming of

Her perseverance must have been endless... in the last heat of the summer, with a high humidity that is so exhausting for both humans and animals.. She was saved just in time and rushed to the emergency clinic... They gave her the first necessary care and informed us that it was a close call... What do you do? Keep going or not? As long as there is hope, there is life.. and when there is life, there is hope and then we keep going.. It was a long process but she made it... She was covered in oil, fully dehydrated, malnourished and was covered with open wounds, but yet this little one knew to survive! A true fighter! She is now recovering and very sweet and thankful! A lovely little cat that had a rough start but now has her life in front of her, that we want to fill with positivity and happiness... Doortje deserves the very best!

Estresita, the Maneto...

Estresita is just a beautiful Maneto... without any table manners, because she is very good at stealing your sandwich from the kitchen counter.. She is young and full of life, full of energy and a funny doggy, she is one of the many dumped victims of the hunting season... She was rescued from the killing station, not aware of what was happening to her, with us she is happy and sweet dog. She is social and good with people and with humans. Always satisfied and happy, she is thankful for every cuddle she gets... She is in foster and learns something new everyday. She is eager and enthusiastic to learn.. It is a true sweet Maneto... The person who takes her into their home and who knows the breed, will have a great dog... 

Mama and kids, true cat miracles!

A mama with 3 kittens.. in a container in a closed box... garbage out and away the animal abuser who dumped them like they were garbage must have thought... 
The kittens already were a bit apathetic when a volunteer found them, thanks to the screaming of mama, who never gave up... It was heartbreaking when they finally were getting care in our clinic... They were all covered in their own dirt... It was horrible to see what this family must have been through... 
One of them didn't make it, the three who survived, are now recovering and they are very sweet and good cats.. Thankful and obviously aware of being rescued.. Mama cat is a darling... They are very skinny though and they have to get stronger... but they will be ok now.. The mama deserves a medal for her incredible perseverance.. A true mama, no matter the circumstances... 

Lindana and Yeye and the power of survival...

Lindana and Yeye lived on a camp together, where their owner came by twice a week... To be exact: on Sunday and Wednesday with his grandchildren.. When the old man got ill, nobody was there to take over the care of him and his children just had forgotten this task.... Yeye and Lindana survived for a month, what a miracle, until the man came out of the hospital. Nobody can understand how these poor animals could survive, they were both so skinny and covered with pests, tired and weak... but yet so happy to see their owner again. But then he decided to bring them to the killing station, because even though he wasn't a perfect owner himself, the fact that his children and grandchildren had forgotten about the animals, was a bit too much. So, the killing station it was. A volunteer warned us, and we rescued them because they would have been killed otherwise... They are both so sweet and affectionate, they hold back a bit in the beginning, a bit shy, But they like to be with you and want to know true happinness,, They are definately dogs who will not disappoint you, once they get the chance to get to know you and your family... 

Severina, saved just in time!

We received an urgent call for help, to rescue a Rottweiler of the street.. It went all over social media, but we found out quite late... We were just in time.. The lady that notified me, called me in tears that the killing station was on its way over there and if I could please save her? Of course we did.. Just in time, when we arrived, also the car of death (as they call it here) arrived... We were treated by some nasty looking faces and a couple of not so nice words, but I don't care... The dog was coming with us.. Severina is her ner name, chosen by our Diane..  Severina is a big sweetheart! A great character with an xxl cuddle gene!
A true darling, thankful and social with big and small, who would love to lay in a chair with a cookie.... playful and happy, lucky to be rescued and not having to wander the streets anymore... Our handsome lady deserves a loving warm home, with sweet people, this heart of gold!

Mercedita, was picked on in the cat colony...

The little thing was dumped by somebody, there were a lady feeds the cats everyday... Lots of people know that the cats will get food there anyway and find it and easy dumping spot because of that. Their problem is solved, their conscience at peace again..  but what happens to them after, they don't care.. Mercedita hid behind a big rock and everytime she wanted to eat, other cats took a turn on her and was chased away. The lady noticed this and fed her separately, in a hidden place. Little Mercedita was so thankful that she started to follow the lady to the car, she was so touched by this that she asked us to give this cat a chance for adoption.. 
And that is how we started to write Merceditas story... She is a special, loyal cat, social and a follower.. really cuddly... 

Loekies destiny, happiness is in a little corner...

The life story of an unlucky dog, but now a real happy one!

Tomorrow in the morning, he has to go... early in the morning?

He spoke fast like a tornado, quick and without hesitance... fierce en sure of himself, I listened and listened... My father died yesterdag, my inheritance will come in a few months, but I have to get rid of my dog, early tomorrow morning... I called everybody, nobody wants him, just the killing station. People said that you also accepts dogs of over a year old and mine is little and just a little bit older... So tomorrow I will bring him, because he really has to go tomorrow and then... and that is how he kept going and going... I was getting annoyed and I told him that he gave his dog quite some time. for finding a solution after he was so loyal all these years... One excuse after another... I told him to wait a bit and I would go and have a look where I could find a place for this poor thing... In the short time that we discussed this and were looking in our refugio for a solution, he had called me 12 times... And I was annoyed again.. 
The next day, exactly at 13h he stood in front of the gate with his 'little' dog... He had the size of a small labrador, not quite a little dog... but when you took a look at him... it was so heartbreaking... his whole life collapsed ... 
For the annoying owner with his endless excuses it al had to go quick, quick, quick... He signed and said that he might come back for the dog in 2 months... Roonies world collapsed.. He is sad and quiet and so scared of the many dogs, what is happening to him? He is a sweet and well raised dog, loves kids, also no problems with other dogs... he just waits and observes it all... He doesn't know cats... A beautiful black pearl with lots of bad luck in his life... 
His beautiful coat and fluffy tail were fierce upright when his owner was still at his side and explained it all.. but today that is different... He was left and waits for a new owner..he barely is 5 years old... 

Time for the Podenco's, another one... Meraki...

The big dumping of 2018 has started.. The hunters are outing their frustrations in the forests and in the fields.. and dogs who don't follow or who cannot go on anymore, will stay behind... and how? With or without injuries, wounds, broken legs, in the heats, hungry or not, they don't care, just another one of so many...  When Meraki came in, she was so scared at first.. and then she realized that there actually are people with a heart... She is starting to love this life, but everything is new to her...  it is a world she doesnt't know yet... Meraki is very social and sweet, affectionate and so thankful!

Their owner didn't come back.. Bach and Laua...

Lara and Bach, mother Dachshound and son (a little bit Dachshound) were the happy couple of an old Dutch lady, that had lived in Spain for the majority of her life, not far from here.. Mother and son are so close, that is why we would love to find them a home together, at least we will try that... Both are social and good dogs, social with big and small, happy and funny, always in for a cuddle... They love to walk, play, and act a bit crazy. 
They are dogs that haven't experienced much, except that their owner had to go to the hospital and never came back.... The dogs were in a hotel and these people informed us... From somewhere up there their owner will look down to them and hopes that they can be happy somewhere... Back and Lara, two lost souls who are looking for a new start... 

Sembro, Semillo, Suro and Sena, their owners passed away...

They were with 45 dogs on the Finca of an older man... He rescued them all from the streets.. When he passed away a giant call for help was launched... in an attempt to keep them for a one way ticket to the killing shelter... These were the last 4 to be picked up... They are cuties, but of course all upset and a bit lost... They never went for a walk, everything was new... but they will feel better in a few days... true sweeties who have the right to a loife with dignity... we will take care of that!

Sacrificio zero, isn't that what we all want?

Earlier this week, we were invited to a congres about Sacrificio Zero in the many killing stations, all over the country. Different foreign organizations were invited to create a view on what is being done in these countries to avoid overcrowded killing stations. 

Our Bertje underwent a make over at his foster family...

Our Bertje, he was handed over when we were allowed to go get some dogs from a puppy mill... Discarded mothers and fathers, all used up, scared and shivering all over their bodies... And this little guy, Bertje, was one of them... So scared and shivering in a corner of a cage... He had no breed, nor a family tree and barely was a few months old... 
He was a dog with so much fear inside of him, that it is hard to describe.. In the refugio he bit to everybody and everything, let his faeces run when he hardly was touched by a human being... But yet, so adorable.. And then he got to go to a foster family, Nancy and Wim... and then this happened... a true make over... his fears made way for a very sweet and affectionate dog, so beautiful to see... 
Foster families are worth so much... like gold... Bertje is a good example

Konan? No, not anymore...

Konan was brought to the hotel regularly when his owners had to leave for a few days, he was used to this. Everybody in the hotel knew the happy funny guy, always looking to have a play with his ball.. This summer he again arrived with his ball, basket and blanket to the hotel... but this time it wasn't fun.. His owner told us that he had gotten something and now walked a bit strange and was incontinent now.. They left him for a week, but they didn't show up after a week t pick up Konan and they also didn't answer the telephone anymore... Maybe something was wrong? 

Rico, yet another emaciated Podenco brought in...

They were Belgians, on a holiday, who took a lot of effort to take this Podenco of the road... emaciated, weak and exhausted of wandering the streets... They took the poor thing back to their hotel and there he slept, where it was quiet, all night long. The day after they planned to go and find a solution... Nobody wanted to take care of a Podenco in the area where they stayed... everybody was full... Just like us, but we took him in anyway. Too bad that he didn't have 'papers', he may had found a quicker foster... but he is now with us, his body needs rest and food... It is really unhumane the way he looks.. But he is one of many and he actually was lucky... 

Ruud, a very skinny Boxer on the street...

Ruud, a beautiful young boxer, if you can look behind the misery... Barely a year old and already left alone.. 
Extremely skinny and weak he walked on the streets, and then taken to the killing station... His eyes look sad and scared... he doesn't understand what is happening to him.. Hungry and insecurity have filled his life until now.. and he now stays in the clinic because he is to weak to stand on his legs... We will try to do our best and hope that he will survive, because he is a true boxer at heart, a true sweetheart... He has never done anyone wrong, but just ended up in the wrong hands... 
We are hoping for an owner that wants to take care of him and gives him his heaven on earth... 

And there my owner went... Copper was left at the gate...

We got to hear a whole story... they had to get back to their country, they had lost everything they had at the Costa del Sol.. And now their only doggy, that they has saved from the street around 2 years ago, had to go to.. You don't know what to think, we are all just people and luck lies in a tiny spot.. Every life has its ups and downs but just 1 dog.. how can you not save it? 1 dog, that you even rescued yourself, took him into your home, for life, not for a while... do all you can for them. But no, the lady stayed in the car and the man came to hand over Copper to us.. And then it started, the whole life of this little protected doggy collapsed like a house of cards.. 
He went in all directions, totally panicked, it was heartbreaking... To see him in cage... And even though we are very committed to these dogs, we are just a temporary home, on their way to new happiness... A dog that came from a home, will not understand all this... for him it is a hell.. A day later we received a call from the former owners... how he was doing... and then you will get the truth from me.... How do you think he is doing???

My Max passed away..

My Max passed away..  It is a day you hope it will never come, the years come and go.. 

We got to hear a whole story... they had to get back to their country, they had lost everything they had at the Costa del Sol.. And now their only doggy, that they has saved from the street around 2 years ago, had to go to.. You don't know what to think,

Nil and Navy are he brothers of Knuff.. It took a lot of time and patience... but we finally got them here... Their mama kept on getting litters, totally uncontrolled, less then a year old and she already had 2 litters... In total 10 little ones, and we were able to save 5 of them... the others 'just' died... It is all normal here, but unfortunately everyday reality... Cats are being left alone, in such an inhumane manner... The cat colony where mama cat tried to survive, was controlled and followed by a lady, day in, day out... She sees how people dump their cats, with her own eyes. The get dumped close to the feeding spots, because they think that the problem will be solved, they think that they can survive there.. And then they are gone... 
The mama obviously was used to the life in a home, but she has gotten scared after being dumped... She and her 5 little ones could be caught, but they did not all survive... The heavy neglect has taken its toll... But NiIl and Navy, just loke brother Knuff, who gets to go home soon, were lucky... They are sweet cats, very gentle and good characters...

The forgotten bodeguero in the killing station...

We called him Piet Hein, the forgotten bodeguero of the killing station... He managed to stay alive by always hiding underneath something or in a little corner somewhere.... That is why he wasn't euthanized 3 times... The skinny old guy came to us and again he was in a corner all the time...  He didn't eat, he didn't want to walk and he never knew what attentions means... He was brought to the clinic, in the hope of finding out why he is never hungry and therefore so skinny... He is an adorable little but fragile guy, he will steal your heart, by being simple and noble... He doesn't expect anything of anybody and tries to carry the burden of life like he has no other choice.. He is being treated in the clinic at the moment, May life will become different for this older guy....

Update Bambini...

Bambini's eye was in a bad state... We gave medication during the weekend in the hope that it would get better... but unfortunately that didn't happen... It was very painful and therefore the vet had to decide to remove the eye. The operation went well, without complications and she is recovering in our clinic at the moment.. she is doing fine!

Concha, Conchito, Conchitta, caught and unharmed with us...

Concha, a mama Podenco, was noticed in the rough campo with a big belly, obviously pregnant... But despite all efforts, it was impossible to catch her.. She was way to intelligent and streetwise, no success.. She gave birth to a litter of puppies, far away in the mountains, where no man could trace her.. She was so smart that we all couldn't succeed.. 
The laday that alarmed us didn't give up and kept bringing her food and water everyday, which she thankfully ate, from a distance.. and then feed her babies. After a few weeks she didn't only come to eat, but also brought her puppies, who she taught not to trust us... 
Since we wanted to domesticate these dogs, and wanted them to learn to trust people, there was no time to lose.. That is why we set up a catch cage on the spot where they always ate, at a moment that they didn't see what was built and prepared. And yes, Eureka, there they came... but from that whole family only Conchitta and Conchito were left, the others unfortunately didn't survive.. Mama was very unhappy the first few days and wanted nothing to do with us.. 
But now her puppies come up to us, almost like they are dancing, mama slowly changes, and it gets a little bit better everyday.. It is not always easy to chose between freedom in nature and our rescue, but in this heat and without the daily help of the lady bringing them food and water, none of them would have survived.. In this case it was a responsible rescue, and we are happy that they are with us...

Bambini has a blind eye and was in a lot of pain...

When I saw her eyes, I immediately thought: I feel bad, how sad is this.. She is 7 years old and is positive.. Even for that one owner that didn't want her anymore.. She sits and accepts her destiny, it is not in her hands, her destiny is in the hands of people, ever since she was born. 
She is a wretch, didn't have a nice past, she is scared and doesn't come up to you. What happened, we will never know... But our Bambini went through hell. She is now in our clinic and will probably loose her eye, we won't we able to save it anymore.. She has a sweet character, but she is very shy. She still has to come out of her shell and find out that everything is ok.. then a really sweet builldog will come out.. Bambini is yet another victim of a puppy mill... 

Trufa, black, with short legs.. dumped, in her heats and ended up pregnant, of course..

Trufa was dumped in a litlle village Jimena de la Frontera.. She is black, short legged no one to many... but she is so much more than that.... A girl that followed her for a while taught her to eat at the same place... She went to bring her food on a daily base in the hope of getting closer to her... But Trufa's trust was so damaged that she held back... On a day the girl saw that she was in her heats and that every male dog was after her... The unavoidable happened: a pregnancy... Then she saw no other way than to inform the killing station where she volunteered for. These men, with loads of experiences in catching street dogs, were able to catch her. That is how she came into the killing station... 
Then we came into the picture to get her out of this situation quickly.. The legal 10 days as described by law, we had to wait before we could get her to us.. even though it was urgent.
She gave birth quickly thereafter, to 5 puppies, which could have been avoided, but now they are here and of course we are touched by mama and her pups.. Mama Trufa is and excellent last time mother.. It is now up to us to bring this family HOME , with a family where happiness and safety are important... May our little no one Trufa find the happiness that she longs for... 

Kelly, a Yorkie of the street..

Kelly, a little York, who wandered around on the streets in horrible circumstances, was brought to the killing station by the people who found her... They were completely unaware of things happening there.. When they later found out, they asked for our help. Another one of many, little ones who are cute and pretty when they are taken from a shop window but they are just a bit more than a pretty thing.. 

Abadesa, left alone and tried to survive in 50 degrees celsius..

This Podenco, like there are thousands of in Andalusia, has a story like so many of these thousand others, has a sad story.. often with a bad ending...  This is the story of Abadesa,, She lived in a small village, close to Cordoba, Pedro Abad to be exact... She wandered around, wothout a goal, without hope, in the tremendous heat, looking for some water to keep going,, she didn't anybody cath her, was afraid and only had negative experiences wih us human beings... 
A lady went back every weekend and tried to cath her, but without success, Until she used sleeping pills and she managed to save Abadese from these circumstances,,, From a life, that is not a life,, where she had to survive everyday, in a country where dogs are not loved and not helped... 
Abasdesa is now safe with us,,, she is always happy and thankful, quiet and noble.. once she knows you, it is nothing but love.. but in the beginning she will hold back an be insecure.. but with some patience and friendship that will disappear fast!

3 little ones in a box.. Ley, Morita and Mico....

There they were.. in a box, in the tremendous heat... not even ready for solid food... bottle babies.. It was a tough time, because who can take care of them? We already had 6 who had to be fed day and night.., It is a heavy task but a luckily a volunteer took this task and today they all 3 are saved... Mely, Morita and Mico are wunderful puppies, grown up in a home, and really good with children and other dogs... They are great puppies where, if you bring them up rightm you can make great companionsof... they were dumped liek garbage.. with little chances to survive.. what what good news is it, that all 3 have  survived  and are healthy!

Our projects in the clinic...

Our refugio often gets dogs in a severly neglected state.. We get dogs from the kiling station, of the streets, found in the carbage bins, or dumped by a family who changed their minds, and puppies who are no longer good enough for breeding in the puppy mills

Jess, the laggard of the litter..

Jess is a laggard... Since she didn't receive sufficient nutrients when she was a puppy, she got pano (steitis), a condition where the legd grow crooked, not like it should go... It unfortuntaley is inoperable, but she now gets treatment which helps her. The most important thing is that Jess is not in pain, and lives a pretty normal life, but it can't be cured. She will never walk perfectly... But she is a little pup and she doesn't realize  it at all and is very happy. She is a fighter but knows how to cope, despite beging the laggard,,, Jess is good and courageous dog, but a dog that will need someone who understands and accepts her problem, and who is willing, despite of her handicap, to make her happy. Her enormous willpower and sweet face will make you smile, and she will be very thankful., for the rest of her life...

Kalinka and her little ones made it!

It is a true miracle that mama Galgo Kalinka and her children made it.. A mama with the courage of a true mother, who despite of her desperate situation, the neglect, her hunger and thirst, her insecurity and fears, gave birth to all these puppies.. she was pregnant over and over again.. This family came to us and there our battle began to start saving their lives.. With thanks to our team, who all worked together, cry together when we lost one, but so proud when we can save them... And all together we had a good laugh, because they are wunderful creatures of nature.. No Galgo pups as we expected... but more like Dachshounds with a Galgo face... so great to see. They all have a wunderful character, they are social and sweet with the whole world.. Just look at the evolution. from a mother who had to fight to survive, now together with her growing puppies... She, Kenzi, Kiran, Kyana, Kian, Kyto, Kaila and Kaito say hello... 

Triana and Willi, what is going on?

Two Dachshounds, one a rough haired boy, the other one a black and tan girl, both with golden characters... 
They were rescued from their home, after he died from the heat that came over all over Europe.. The heat takes many lives every year, just like the owner of these extreme sweet dogs, so affectionate, so sweet.  Their owner must have been a big darling, you can tell by the dogs... they were very upset... Luckily they can stay in foster care and they don't have to go in a cage at their age... we luckily could avoid that... 

Our beloved Helga is no longer amongst us...

You could say that Helga was my mentor and my Refugio mother.. But she is no longer amongst us.. This week, after a hard battle of several week, we lost her.. She was the one that brought me for the first time, to, what then was a killing station... And pointed out the problems to me. Showed what problems there were with animals in the South of Spain, behind the facade of the tourist industry. Once I saw that, it changed my life to what it is at the present day: we were able to save 19.000 dog lives... 

Kalesi, dumped by her hunter..

Little Kalesi was born in one of the worst places possible, where hunters keep their animals in the worst ways you can imagine... Our Kalesi was one of the many who was tied to a chain, ever since she was a little young puppy... For some reason the little pup was attacked by other dogs and got injured.. one of her legs was in a terrible state,, but before her owner realized that and came to have a look, she was already unconsiousness and her wounds severly infected. Kill her, he said to the vet. But the vet thought different about this... he looked into the eyes of this sweet dog, in so much pain, but with the right to life with dignity.. So young and left to die on his table... 
The vet didn't put her to sleep and asked for our help, if we, if she would make it, would take care of a finding a warm home for her.. And of course we did.. It a true miracle, but this puppy survived but her leg will never be as it should be again... It hardly doesn't bother her and she is now a happy puppy, just like all others...  A little sweet and affectionate girl that is so thankful to be alive still.. She is now looking for an owner who has a big heart, who will spoil and love her... 

Nubbe, Nilo and Nacho were brought to the kiling station...

Nubbe, Nilo and Nacho were brought to the kiling station... something that happens here every week and that nobody is surprised at it anymore.. 
The mama of these little ones is a brown Perro de Agua of barely 8 months old... Her owner did go to her vet to have her young dog sterilized, but the vet thought that that would be like a rape of nature... and talked her out of it. What you can expect indeed happened, her beautiful Perro de Agua got pregnant, unwanted and got no less than 14 puppies.. 
Her owner was getting crazy of this big family and they were all given away to everybody as gifts, only these 3 remained out of the 14... And they were brought to the kiling station... Can you imagine that a vet who works and lives here, and knows what happens to them in a killing station, would give such an advice? 
The whole family was given away, just to get rid of the problem, the last 3, they were lucky and they are safe now, in our hands...

Kiky, a bit too much in the home..

Kiky, a young and adorable little doggy was bought as a toy article about a year ago... and what became clear now? 
How annoying to have that in the home, it is not new and cute anymore... the cute puppy stage is over... And so she became one of so many who got tied at the gate in summer... Paws in the air when she saw one of us... full of disbelief and amaze she had to go in a cage... what did I do wrong??? 

Dabos, suddenly appeared at the refugio

Dabos was suddenly noticed at our refeugio, nobody knew who he was.. he sat in a corner, shivering.. when we wanted to take him in, out of nowhere a woman showed up en demanded the dog back, stating she was the owner... Dabos actually crawled away from her, he was in total panic because of that woman, which told us more than anything... We were lucky that Dabos didn't have a chip and therefore legally didn;t belong to anybody... to handle things in the way they should go, we did a house visit... no way, he is not going there.. Dabos deserves a warm home, surrounded by love and care, with people who give him some time to get back to himself.. he needs some time but he will be allright, because after a couple of days with is, he is already doing a lot better... 

Gepetto, he got some bad luck, but what a guy he is!

Everybody remembers our mama Toosje, who was poured over with paint... and she will always be remembered, with her 11 puppies... 
All puppies were pretty and beautiful, just like our Gepetto.. but he has a twisted back leg. It doesn't bother him until now. but because of it, he is a bit different. He is the most gentle of all, full of cuddles and so gentle.. Gepetto is now in foster with us and you can only melt... those gentle eyes, the sweet look on his face... he got it all from his mamam... He plays along with our cats and all other dogs... He is always happy, but quiet as a Mastin can be. 

Bonieta and now what?

She was left behind by a family who were evicted from their home and had to get back to Columbia as as consequence of that... The situation had turned for the worse: no job, no more futurs... They were people that must have loved her very much but she couldn't come with them.. they left and left Bonieta behind.. 

Hercule, so many years ago... that is why we do what we do, that is rescue!

Hercule, a long time ago, was found on the street when he was still a little puppy. He was severely neglected and rescued by us. When he went to his owners, his life really began.. He got the right upbringing, the right guidance, and love and development... 
Christmas was a normal Christmas to him, days went by, no worrries because he was taken good care of... long walks.. and before you know it, our Hercule is a very happy and stable dog today! He is a part of his family and cannot be missed anymore... 

Danone, it was his dumping day!

Danone, his day to get dumped, was about to come. They brought him to us, opened the door of the refugio and threw him in. We quickly went to the gate, but they already drove of with squicky tires... One of our volunteers lifted him up and tried to comfort him, but he was shaking out of fear.. he  couldn'believe what just happened to him. All of a sudden he had lost his family, where were they? Why did they throw him in the refugio like that? What is going to happen to him now? His indignation was big and his little head just couldn't understand... We are trying to show him that he is in a good place now, but he is still in shock... This is such a terrible thing for a dog, they too have feelings, what if this was your world?

Danela and Dunah, brought in by their hunter..

Danela and Dunah have lived in a hell together, in the hands of a hunter... he was quiting now, so the dogs had to go of his terrain.. where they had lived in horrible circumstances on a sad heavy chain of barely a  meter long. Their shelter was a rusted ton, the heavy chain attached to it barely a meter long. Danelo had to live like this for 9 years, Dunah 2 years, years that were stolen from their lives.. and having to live in a hell.. The man just told all of this to us, as it is normal to him... he quits hunting, so the dogs have to go, get rid of it an be gone. 
Both of them are thankful and sweet Podenco's, who enjoy their cuddles and can't stop looking around in our shelter, like this is already heaven to them
They are so incredibly thankful and eat their dry food with so much taste.. never before they got to enjoy an ordinary meal and a bowl off fresh water... 

Fiona, rescued from a heartless life...

She was seen in a small village since a few months... They called her Fregona, because her coat was just a giant birds nest covered in tangles... You could barely see her eyes anymore.. She was afraid of people, used to crawl away somewhere so people couldn't reach her. What she had to go through, or who has dumped her, we will never know.. Her fear has gotten so big after having to survive on the streets for so long... People often stamped or chased her away... She was nowhere welcome.... and slowly she alienated from humans, who once to took her in their home. This little roughhair is now with us, she had to be tranquillized to be caught, once she was with us she got her care, her years old filthy tangles were removed, inch by inch.. slowly this heavily neglected sweety get her will to live back, she has a name again and her life means something again... 

Gordo, 6kg, no more claws and a severe injury on a paw

My name is Gordo, I am cat of 6kg.. My claws were removed by my owners so I can't defend myself anymore...This week I feel of the terrace... Ik have a paw that is in a bad state... My owner brought me, with all my injuries to the killing station... He didn't want me anymore... At this moment I am in the killing station and waiting to be released... Meanwhile I am stuck here with a paw that is severely injured, I am in a lot of pain and afraid to die... My paw urgently needs care and help.. I am just an ordinary cat, big though... Who can help me get my operation? Who will take me out of here?

Carambuca came in as as abandoned dog..

Carambuca saw his end approaching in the killing station... but we were able to rescue him from that hell. If this dog could tell, we would be surprised... because he hasn't been very lucky and that has left its marks. But Carambuca is a very special dog... he probably didn't have a lot of human contacts, he needs a lot of time to trust somebody.. a dog with bagage... But he slowly changes day by day and now enjoys to be around the people who love him.. He is very much on his own and prefers to hold back, but he can surely steal your heart... what a charming dog..  He wants to, but is still afraid.. Carambuca is good with other dogs, he will quietly sit in the back of his cage and just looks around at everything around him... He is not a ready to go dog and he is special... But time, patience and love will work their miracles to open up dogs like these. Looking at how much he has changed already, an owner will get a best friend, I can assure you that. He has those sweet, gentle eyes and lovely look in his eyes... Who will invest his time and patience in him, can look forward to a wonderful time, together with him.. 

Rumba, a big girl with a good name..

Rumba, a giant dog, all friendly, all companionship, social with other dogs, as it is supposed to be. She is and always be a stafford, so for her we are looking for an owner who knows the breed, appreciates the breed and knows how to handle them. At this moment Rumba lives between a lot of other dogs, she plays and romps with them, with big and small dogs, there are no bad words between them, they all get along. In her temporary foster family she is a good example for many others.. Even with cats and birds she is fine! She was bought as a small puppy, by a tough guy who could no longer take care of her after a year... She took too much time and that was not possible... Rumba was dumped... Rumba deserves something better, an owner who understands her breed and who can handle her, she obeys good and is noble, so hopefully we will find the appropriate match for this strong lady! 
Rumba, beautiful to look at and strong like a bear, who will stand up for her and will be her owner?

Alma, a sequestered and forgotten soul...

Alma, you can't find a more noble dog, a worthy and gentle character, who walked around Alora like a skeleton... Who she was and where she came from.. she couldn't tell us obviously... Fact is that she tried to hold on to life like a bag of bones... went from garbage can to garbage can, and then scared sneaking away, to not fall into the wrong hands... She doesn't have a good past, we can see that. She has a gentle personality who quietly acts in a group of around 30 dogs, unnoticed but friendly with the other dogs, all waiting for the day that they finally can be happy somewhere... She will quietly rests her head in your hand, looks at you and knows that it is good.. that we are good to her. Although she is very young herself still, she was pregnant already.. but she lost all of her puppies because she was so skinny.. Now she likes to take care of the puppies in the group... In the beginning, when she doesn't know you yet, she is a bit afraid, holds back but she will observe you from the door opening.. But once the ice is broken, she is a wunderful dog!

Who helps us with Ronny?

Ronny is a wonderful mix from mother nature... It is big guess which breeds house within him, but he is so handsome and tough! He has been living with Isabelleke since a few months now and we need help for him... he is so sweet but also a bit impetuous. He lives between around 30 dogs, big and small, which is all ok to him. They are all friends, but when visitors come in, he gets a bit wild and he will play bite in their bums, he can't get enough of that game. People don't like it that much but Ronny only does that for attention and only wants to be your friend... that's all... He needs an owner who will give him a good education, he is not even 10 months old, a beautiful dog but he needs a suitable owner.. He will be a beautiful dog that's for sure, from the inside and out, but we need to guide him in his education. At Isabellekes house he is free all day and happy and playful with as many friends as he wants, but a proper education is lacking.. he walks into Isabelles arms and plays with her feet a bit and he thinks that is so nice.. When you give him a little bit of attention and talk to him, you can actually see the change in his face... so happy. Finally somebody who understands me.. Who helps Ronny to a good suitable owner and family?

Rubie, left behind in a big villla..

Since a few days the big villa on the corner of a fancy neighborhood was left by an English family who had lived there for years... A lot of people were happy because the family was not the best neighbor you could wish for and the whole neighborhood had to 'enjoy' that. 

Manchitas, big sweet bear...

Our Manchitas, one of our many dogs, lives with Isabelleke, between so many other dogs. She is an unnoted good soul.. She deserves to be in the spotlights for once! Manchitas is super social with people and animals, she comes up to visitors for a cuddle, wants to belong to you and quietly walks alongside you. Manchitas is a caring sweet lady and always happy and in a good mood. She will always be close to you, such a good dog! 
She will make the lives of a good and sweet family even better, and be their best friend. Today, Manchitas is in the spotlights, who knows.. it might help her find a safe home... 

Virta, mama with puppies in a village near Sevilla....

Virta went all over Facebook, a mama who just gave birth, somewhere in an abandoned shed.. People had seen her wandering around for weeks and saw that she was about to give birth and followed her into the old shed... It apparently belonged to a a man who appeared to be her owner. But he had sold the shed and the terrain around it and the new owners didn't want Virta and also not her puppies.. The new owner want to put her to sleep and her old owner? He thought that was normal, was not interested at all: What do you want me to do? Would like to take her then? That is how mama and her children came to us... Innocent and not aware of how lucky they are.... Now they are safe with us... 

Tutie, on a chain in garage, day and night...

We were able to rescue Tutie from a Gipsy neighborhood where not too many people would like to go to.. She was kept in a garage day and night, where the poor thing was put away and had no life.. After hours of deliberation she was handed over to us, but what a situation it was... The doggy shivered and was terrified for all the new things that happened to her. She is now with us since a few days and slowly starts to look around her... Slowly she starts to look at us, she will carefully take a sneak peak to the surrounding cages where dogs are happy and cheerful when they get to go out and for a walk with us, all this plumps upon her... 
We can now carefully touch her but she remains hesitant, as everything is so new for her still... We will see how the little thing evolves and than let's hope for somebody who want to be her owner and make a project out of her.. because she is not an all set to go, ready doggy... I am sure however that with some work, and lots of patience she will be ok...  

Moussy needs surgery on her eyes... who can help?

Moussy was dumped because she had a problem with her eyes.. She is very sensitive, an affectionate and happy cuddle, but she needs and operation that can possible turn her life around. The eyes specialist has diagnosed her: part of the edge of her eye lid is missing on both eyes.. a very rare genetic malformation. An operation is needed to save her eyes. The eye surgeons will transplant a piece of her lip to her eyelid. It is a complex and special operation, but eye specialists Goedele Storms and Gerlinde Janssens really want to help Moussy and will perform the operations for a special price for us. It would cost us 300 euro per eye, so in total 600 euro. 
We really want to do that for Moussy and hope that we can realize that so her life will be totally different... For the rest, Moussy is a healthy cat, full of life and energy...

Copine, an energetic wagging tail!

Copine, a saved soul from the killing station, is a wagging tail from top to bottom! A lovely boxer, but.. she is deaf.. She doesn't let it affect her heart.. She walked on the street and was brought to the killing staition, what a luck that she survived all this all. 
Copine got her name thanks to her lovely and friendly character, so much happiness, social with everybody, everybody is her friend... She keeps the spirit high to keep going, hanging in there, a true good dog.. She would be happiest with people who have another dog, so she has somebody to look up to, dead dogs are most happy in the companionship of other dogs.. Copine is now with is and is looking for a happy owner, where she will get her heaven on earth!

Metje and her daughter Lori are saved... Now we first have to peform surgery on Metje and make her healthy again...

Metje sat there, in the killing station with her daughter Lori... with a sad look, she had no chance on an adoption, because of her problem that this chanceless Bodeguero showed.. She just sat there with her daughter, without a goal and no dreams, just staring.. If you see that, you want to make the difference... The hearts of Marijke and Rita, 2 volunteers who came along, broke, and so were ours, as always... She they went with us, to a place where there is hope again... As their answer to us, we received their kisses, a thankful look and their confidence, we think they knew...
Our Metje is in a bad condition, the too thick iron collar was of course removed, the filthy traces of years of being locked up, being abused and a food shortage will slowly go away in the next months... but first she has to undergo surgery. She a hernia and tumors in her mammary glands, so bad that they bursted open... We of course will get this project on track, we will make sure that this mama and daughter will get their heaven on earths for as long as they will be around... Two Bodegueros, the breed that so often gets forgotten here... they are lije the Podenco's and Galgo's like objects who are used without any respect, and abused by hunters, or they have to live as rat catchers in terrible circumstances... 

Arcos, our 11 year old senior, close to despair...

My name is Arcos... I am an 11 year old sweetheart who had some bad luck and is in despair... who can save me? 
My foster family asks me to go live somewhere else, before the end of the months... so we are desparately looking for a solution. My owners couldn't have me in their lives anymore because of personal circumstances.. not because I am a bad dog... I am quiet and super affectionate, social and I like everybody... I bring no trouble, am relaxed and I like to be surrounded by people and animals, I am also used to cats. I won't be a danger to them. 

Eboli, left for dead...

This little dog was found when a garbage bin was opened... She was beaten and hit and then left for dead... To make things worse, she was just brought to the killing station after being found... Luckly she was saved by volunteers who brought her to us...She is now in the clinic... 1 eye she will loose probably, her jaw is broken.. The pain and fear that this little body had to go through must have been undescribable... It is barbarian, who will remain unpunished... God, how can this be possible.. it just happens here... like it's normal... We called the little thing Eboli... let's start on this life... hopefully we can save it... 

Hevaily pregnant, poured over with paint, left alone... now our Toosje!!

It is unbelievable again.... we certainly do not understand it, but in this area of Spain, nothing seems to surprise us anymore... after so many years of having looked at animal abuse daily.... Yesterday we were informed that this Mastin, heavily pregnant, was poured over with a bottle of paint.... she was seen in an industrial area where she went from garbage can to garbage can to find some food to keep herself and her unborn puppies alive.. 
She was so scared when we took her with us, but went along like she knew it was good... She is such a good girl.. 
Today she was brought to the clinic and an ultra sound was performed. We cannot perfom an abortion anymore, she is too far in her pregnancy. We will also start on the paint, what kind of people were that? She is now being checked fully and gets the care she deserves. 
We called her Toosje, she is so sweet and gentle, what a darling! She has been with us only a day but she is in our hearts already... How can anybody let this happen??? In what kind of world are we living in.... 

You don't take my Frakske away from me...

My life began as a fluffy white ball, like a friend of everybody. Children took me in a childrens stroller, I was their beautiful toy in tyhe weekends. My owner was an older lady, she loved me and did everything for me. When she died, I stood there and people looked down on me. With they, I mean the family, who didn't want to take care of me, or didn't want to love me. So I was given away to a friend who had a little house in the countryside on a big terrain... Here I lived with other dogs who underwent the same destiny as I ... During the week we were left alone and they only came to visit us in the weekends. Until they had enough... thought the care for me was too much and brought me to the killing station. There I came in the hands of an older volunteer who heard my story, of my owner who died... She took me into a safe cage and took me to Ace-Shin where I was welcomed by other sweet people. 

Pablito and his life on the streets

On a day I was adopted, far awat from my mother who loved me so much, away from my brothers and sisters... The warmth of my mamas body against, the love and protection, I missed that so much... 

Acute surgery, Snotterke...

He was dumped in a killing station, and if that was not enough, we discoved an gigantic hernia on his anus... so big that it was going to be very difficult to operate... 
The poor thing was in such pain that we had to start operating immediately. It was a long and very difficult operation... for now Snotterke is doing ok, he is a sweet touching doggy, with a sad look in his eyes and you can feel that he was never appreaciated. 
He is still in the clinic as an other surgery is necessary... the hernia was that big... but he first has to recover from the last procedure. The little guy is so thankful, has courage and undergoes everything well... such pain he must have had... But without a voice and defenseless he got dumped...

Brandon

Brandon, a cross water hound, that had a difficult start in life... What happened, we will never know, but he is afraid... he is in foster now but can't stay here.... his foster mom has made great progress but he will never be a normal dog that spontaneously walks besides you and jumps into a car. He is afraid, needs an owner that will give him a quiet life, somebody with a lot of time.... 
Brandon will probably be most happy in a house with a big garden where he can just can be at home, can go on a walk, but controlled... 
His foster family has gotten far with him but is very careful... Brandon is almost trained to pee and woo in the garden, he is sweet and friendly to the people he knows... who will give this scared dog a home??

Aveno, from one hell to another...

Aveno was adopted as a puppy by a man who took him out of the killing station... A year later he is back in the killing station, with an ingrown collar and so skinny he couldn't stand anymore... The reason why he was dumped again was not told...but the man could tell us that he had picked him up here and now brought him back because he didn't want him anymore... 
His neck looks seriously damaged and the wound is infected, this dog wasn't very lucky... Because of his helplessness and sweet character he just sits and waits... We took him and since them he so thankful for being saved, so sweet and happy, what a simple but lovely soul!

Two Galgo's, saved just in time... Shana and Sean...

Two of so many again, we could save them from death... The inlands are filled with dumped hunting dogs, dumped, killed or heavily neglected... 
Galgo's, Podenco's, Setters and Bretons, there are no bounderies here, and no matters how hard we fight against it, it doesn't seem to stop those sick people... And all because they can... 
As long as the government doesn't put a stop on this, and doesn't stop these cruelties, there will be no end to it... 
These two were lucky, they will be between our other Galgo's and will see a better future.. For them we could make a difference, but many others will die or disappear and nobody who cares about them... it is sad but the truth...

Alua, surrounded by her own feces and tied to a big chain, barely 4kg..

Alua, not even a year old, already had to experience life from a sad side... Two alcoholics bought her, when one of them died, the police came by for investigation and came to the conclusion that in the back a small doggy of a few kilo's had to live on a chain, and surrounded by her own feces, in the dark. No food or fresh water, a stinky coat and covered with fleas... It was sad to look at... 
We were only allowed to take pictures once the feces were removed... at first he didn't want to hand over the dog to us, she was his only grip... but after a good conversation he gave the doggy to us... the little thing is a lovely doggy that receives all care now, now that she is with us, all the care that she is entitled to, a big wash, a health check, an experienced groomer, and a vet that checks this poor little thing...

Sandra,...I no longer can hold on... very pregnant and tired...

Sandra, a dumped Podenco who was wandering on the streets, pregnant... tired of walking around, tired of the life she had to live... We got notified but Sandra was so scared of getting abused again, or being locked up again in a hopeless stinking slum... 
In the end she came and surrendered, she couldn't hold on anymore, at the end of her pregnancy, tired and weak... The little Maneta is now with us and slowly discovers that hands can love, pet and cuddle... She starts to enjoy it and thankfully lays her head in your hand. Sandra is a sweetheart... she finally enjoys people who are people...

And more oldies in the cold, in all meaning of the word cold...

A classic case, grandma dies.. grandpa already had passed previously and now the children have dilemma... The doggies of their mother, her big loves, her support, they have to go... The one is not able, the other has allergiies and another turns his head away, not showing any interest...  And there they are: Rientje and Rosita, mama and daughter, 12 and 13 years old.. Little and elegant, but old and without any value... 

Mare, and then I am old and have to go somewhere?

We are overflooded with older dogs and the winter is making it worse... it is freezing cold here and the days in a cage are long...

Lukita, older guy in the picture..

Lukita is a dog of almost 13 years old, with a funny face and crooked legs... he has always lived on a patio but never knew love and gentle touches.  He is pleasantly surprised when you give him that special attention!
Lukita is the ideal dog to bring everywhere, he will settle himself next to you when you go for dinner and he will look at you for some confirmation... he wants to do everything right...
He likes a good walk and will sniff and smell everywhere.  At night he lays close against you and really enjoys this contact with humans. 

Moussy, who wants to help me?

Moussy was given to the little daughter of the neighbors... a little red ball, beautiful looks, fluffy here, and fluffy there... But after six months Moussy appeared to have an eye problem... And so Moussy had to go..
They stood at our door, told that the daughter had allergies, either we took her in or she had to go to the killing station.. 
That is how Moussy came into our lives. 

Frank and Christel Galan came to cuddle with our dogs and cats...

Frank and Christel Galan are loyal and lovely friends, proud godmother- and father of Ace - Shin since years!

Roma, old and used up, no longer welcome..

Roma, an English setter of almost 12 years old, was adopted more than 8 years by a German family, who lived in Spain. Everything went well, she was part of the family, they shared their lives and Roma adored her owners... The young playful dog from before had become a older lady who started to forget some things, but nevertheless a sweetheart! Her owners left for a holiday and brought her, as always, to the dog hotel. But... the day that they were supposed to pick her up, they didn't show up... And the same for the next day and the next.... A week later they still didn't come for her... we couldn't reach anybody, no response to our phone calls, no response to mails, and Roma kept waiting and waiting... We are a month further now and Roma still waits for her owners..  Noboday came to ask for her, nobody cared about her... Her owners seem to have disappeared from this earth... This oldie has a right to a peaceful rest of her life, not in a cold cage, but in a soft and warm bed, with owners who do lover her...

Anka, after 1 years an allergy....

Anka, a little dog that lived in a family for 11 years, 11 years she shared pain and happiness with her owners, and then she suddenly heard that she had to go to a shelter because there was an ´allergy´ in the family. And there she was... unaware of what and how, here she is... The cause was the allergy, the classic excuse... Their problem is now solved but Anka´s life is broken into pieces.... How could you love a dog, your own dog, for 11 years and them dump her, because she is getting old.... the years that they need our love and and care the most... well, little Anka doesn´t understand, it is now up to us to find a solution for this 11 year old lady...

Pelusa, in the garbage bin with 1 eye...

A little doggy, barely 2kg, looked at a man when he wanted to put his garbage in the container... The little one jumped against the sides of the container to go with him... That is what the shocked man told us.. As if that was not enough, the little Bodeguero only has 1 eye.. What happened... we will never know, but the little one already must have some bagage...
Despite the sad start of her young life, she is so sweet and happy, affectionate and thankful.. She obviously doesn`t have complexes left and evolves positive and with a lot of flair for life. She is little, a Bodeguero a heart, funny and happy, but unfortunately with only 1 eye, a handicap that she will have to live with... Who will give this little puppy a happy life??

Elfo, here am I... Epiphany is over... no more pluche teddy bears...

When we drove by the garbage cans yesterday, we saw this funny guy sitting there... Possibly left behind as a small puppy, trusting on life, it would turn out alright... he sat there, just waiting for a solution to come... 
He shivered all over hod body but jumped in our arms really happy, like he wanted to say: what took you so long, it is cold here!
Probably he is another Epiphany gift that had to be dumped already...                                                            Epiphany is over and the toy in the garbage...where he waited, like a toy dog, just patience and quiet, for his next happiness...

Fernan and Federic, thrown away in a box with just some rock hard bread....

They sat in a box, together, with a lot of old and rock hard bread as their company... sort of a survival ration... 

Huerta, tied to a tree...

She was tied to a palm tree... a young man saw her hanging but was afraid to take her.. it was in a well known bad neighborhood in Algeciras, where a normal citizen better not comes...  The inhabitants were afraid of the dog, who had a cord around his neck, so tight, that a painful open wound was visible and that scared them away.. 
The dog stayed like that tied to the palm tree for a couple of days until the killing station was called. They called us to hear if we could do something... That is how the poor thing came to us..
The nylon cord had grown into her neck and it was infected... she was in terrible pain and that for quite some time...
It became an emergency surgery, she had to be helped immediately, not time to waste...  The infection was dangerous but the surgery was successful, the nylon cord was removed from her neck and the deep wound were cleaned out and taken care of while she was under anesthesia. The pain she must have gone through is undescribably and she had to experience all that. 
Thanks to the volunteers and the staff she now gets the care and love that she deserves... she is still afraid and needs time to get back to her normal self... her hell was long and cruel.. Huerta needs time and love to become happy again.. she is still afraid and insecure... you would be scared of less...

Perdigon, his owner took him from the clinic and dumped him around the corner....

Perdigon had a home, but nobody paid any attention to him... he could walk on the street, or not,,, the owners didn't care... Until one day he was hit by a car on a roundabout and was taken to a killing station. His owner was notified that his dog was waiting in the clinic for some necessary care.... his owner went to the clinic but thought that surgery was not necessary... he didn't want to spend a euro on the dog and took him home. The pain, the open wound, that all remained without any care... the clinic let them go, no money, no help....
And the next hell was litterally around the corner for the defenseless dog because the owner threw him out of the car behind the next corner, his was problem was now solved. 

Chiquito, the black little ball full of life..

Here is the story of Chiquito, the doggy that really wanted to live.. Chiquito was found in a industrial area in Casabermeja, He had been walking around there for quite some time, looking in all garbage bins to find some food to survive...
He barely is a year old, had difficulties walking, his eyes were closed due to pus... but he still had his will to live... he kept stumbling, from one garbage bin to another... thankful with a piece of dry bread or whatever he could find. 

Noela, mama Podenco 'on the run' with 3 puppies....

Noela, a mama Podenco, and her 3 puppies on the run, to nothing... probably dumped for another stupid reason... but today safe in our hands.. 
She gave birth on a terrain of a construction area, where she brought her puppies into this world under a staircase, on the concrete... She has has enough cold weathers and misery... her puppies are all 3 still alive, and that is, looking at their circumstances, really a miracle... But she did the best she could... we admire such a brave mother... In the beginning she is a bit scared and suspicious but the longer she is with us, the better it gets, step by step. 
She is looking forward again, her puppies are growing and eat well... They no longer have to fight for their existence... 
All 3 puppies are so differentm but healthy and doing wel... Their names are Nino, Noel and Nicholas, Christmas names... Let's hope that next Christmas they will know what it is like to be happy, to just be at home, a warm and soft bed, food and water and a family that loves them... That is our wish for this family...

Rubia needed surgery, but it was not possible....

Rubia was the Mastin of a Spanish couple... she just turned two when she got into an accident on the road where she used to walk around... as her owners were not too concerned about the safety of this sweet dog. The people who had hit her with their car, brought her to the closed clinic and via the chip the owners were informed. When they heard that Rubia was in need of a surgery, they just told the them that they didn't want the dog anymore, because they didn't have money for that. 

Mama on a chain and her puppies a bit further on the highway...

Lida, Laina, Lucho and Leonor were seen at the side of a highway, unaware of the huge danger.... When we went to have a look, we could just save the 4 puppies from this horrifying situation.... their mama was on chain a bit further at a farmer and he wouldn't give her to us... Legally he is the owner and as she had water and bread, and a dog house for shelter, she is fine according to the law, and therefore doomed to live her life like this. The puppies were gifted to us, as he would get other ones.. so he told us. These 4 legged children of the chained mama will have a different life, surrounded with dignity and love... Their mama will never know another life... the laws are an important factor of our society and without them, we couldn't function, but they are not always fair when it comes to animal cruelty....

Kika and the chicken coop adventures

Barely a year old and it is Christmas... time for a change... 
When Kika was a little puppy, the little dog laid in the crib with the children, the little dog sat on a lap, or laid in arms, she was the little doll and so much more... but then came the house training, take a nice bite out of the table or a cell phone, or the new couch.... 

Our smallest Papa Noel

The Christmas days are around the corner, each look forwards to these beautiful holidays in his own way... Lots of us with happiness but others with sadness or setback, but it will be Christmas no matter what. Today, people have found this little puppy in the river, he walked into the big world like a tough guy, as if he would make it. These people were send to go to the killing station with the little thing and he was saved by us just in time. 

Tonina, shivering of fear, tied at the gate

Tonina is a little Bodeguero of barely a year old, small and elegant, When we were at work, the dogs that were on the side on the street, started to bark all of a sudden, it didn't stop.

Jemie, Justi, Jelo, Juma and Jalon all made it!

They were born somewhere under the bushes... totally left on her own, their mama, a Mastin had to defense them with everything she had. Mama Mastin is a dog that had lived at the end of a village since years.. very shy towards people and therefore the people of the village decided to leave food at certain places. They also took away the puppies whenever she would have a litter and gave them to people of the village. This time there were no candidates and the puppies, with their eyes still closed, were delivered to us. 
Mama Mastin meanwhile still had to continue her sad life at the end of the village, how sad... So many times it was tried to catch her, but she doesn't let anybody catch her. She is stubborn and streetwise... Her little ones made it at least and were are now searching warm baskets for them before Christmas...
They will be big girls and boys, please take them into consideration when you would like a big dog, you will also receive a big love! All are socialized with us and they love their caretakers very much... who will give them the chance of a (dog)lifetime long?

2 mothers and their kids safe with us, Rory and Lorelai

They are 2 quiet characters, good mamas, they live together in a big cabin and they take care of each others doggy children. Beautiful to see... they are still very afraid, they went through hell... 
Slowly they will be ok, bit it will take some time. The puppies are not afraid of us anymore, they think it is all fun and play, sweet little things. 
They walk from 1 mama to another and receive so much love from the both of them. We people can learn so much from the animal world. In their world it is normal to support each other and make their puppies happy, together, now that they can. The get food and drinks, a warm basket, for these street dogs that is a already a nice start...

Rafaa, a podenco that wanted to live, he did not give up...

Rafaa, a cross podenco, was found dumped in a killing station, in a condition as can be seen in the picture.... His whole body was covered with painful wounds and his skin was in a bad condition... To say the least, Rafaa had lived in terrible circumstances... the pain that must have had is hard to describe...Since recently he is with us and we try to get him better... thanks to the right medical care and follow up he is already doing better. A little guy with lots of courage that never gave up and found a new spirit to keep going. On top of that the love of the people who take care of him and his daily cuddles... it gives him the strength to forget what once was his life, something we will never know... you don't hear his voice, but his eyes speak....

Enzo, the beautiful, expensive bull terrier pup,...

Since a long time the young couple wanted a tough and strong Bull Terrier, preferably a tricoloured one. And... it couldn't be expensive enough and it couldn't be pure enough, so the puppy came with them with a genealogy and paperwork... and guess what? The puppy is rough, the puppy poos in the house, the puppy pees in the house, the puppy cries in the house, the puppy doesn't listen, the puppy can't stay alone, the puppy steals food from the table, the puppy jumps on the table, the puppy bites the furniture, having a puppy is heavy, the puppy destroys the garden, takes out the flowers.... And so the puppy does too many things to change their lifes, and that is disrupts their lifes. Now matter how expensive and beautiful he may be, he has to go. That is how this bulldozer came to us... we ripped apart his genealogy papers, our only concern is to see him happy! Enzo is a true bull terrier, his happiness will be in a family that knows the breed and who will give him the proper upbringing. A family that will give him a long, happy and healthy life. 

Gema, a hunting dog, female, property of a hunter...

Gema is a shy Podenco, around 7 years old, a dog that had to produce and serve her hunter all her life... since she was a puppy she different... she didn't want to hunt, so she had to produce... Lonely and without any care or love she was the Podenco of a hunter... She had a chip and so the owner was notified.... When he came he was furious that the dog was in a killing station, and he woud get a fine and had to get paperwork done now... and on top of that Gema was ill and needed to go to a vet. He said that they were crazy and that he didn't want that dog anymore... He wasn't going to spend money on that... A good decision actually, especially for Gema, who doesn't deserve to get treated like a piece of garbage, who doesn't need having to produce litters over and over again, who doesn't deserve having to live in such terruble circumstances...Her ears had several hematomas and are now all curled up... she must have had such pain.... and then to be dumped like that...Gema is cream of a Podenco, so sweet and thankful. Now she is with us and we got to learn that she is a true sweetheart, after years of so much misery, but gives us licks and cuddles everyday... She left her past behind... Noble and with an open heart she now starts a new life...

Auris ears and tail brutally cut off...

He was walking around with it, on a market place, a man,  heavily under influence of drugs, he was not really there... There are no words for this abuse... In his hands, this little guy, the doggy was heavily bleeding at his ears... Omg, what is this? And it became clear that he himself has cut of the ears and tail with a knife..... the dog barely weighs a kilo... what a barbarian!

Luckily we were able to take the dog, but it the pain goes deep in your system when you look at that innocent life... The ears are all gone... his tail was treated with urgency because it was so severely infected..... so painful to see...
 The pain and incomprehension that this little one had to go through, now have to make room for a family that will love and cherish him, more that life itself. God, in what kind of world are we living in?

Castello, thrown out of a driving car...

Castello, barely a few months old, but already thrown out of the car by his 'owners', in front of a full crowd, on a market square in the center of a village close to Cadiz. 
The doggy kept rolling and just layed there without moving... bystanders walked up to him... he was totally in shock and covered in bruises... but luckily nothing was broken. What a bad start of a young life! Despite of it all, Castello is a lovely puppy, affectionate and sweet and thenk god not afraid, even after this experience. His lovely shiny eyes make your heart melt... and he knows...

Russel, from bad to worse...

Russel has a sad life story, many of these Podenco's would like to write their story, if they could.  But they are unseen, many die as if they never existed... We were able to find out Russels story through his chip. 

Xion, his days were almost over...

Xion was found in a portal in Fuengirola on a certain night, the people thought he was dirty.... The police came to pick him up and brought him to the killing station, where he would be euthanized after 10 days... he was indeed really ill bit if you don't try, you will never know...so we started to work on his possibility for recovery. The poor thing responded very positive on the medication and is now doing better! He eats well and is is happy. He has a sweet character, social and good with everybody. A good dog that deserves something much better!

Lune doesn't fit in our lives anymore...

For 6 years I was a heavy dog, what I had was my life, wheter it was good or bad, I didn't know better. You, my owners, were my life, your children my soulmates, your house my safe haven... until yesterday. You called and asked if they could take me in, I had no clue... What? I heard my owner explain what a sweetheart I was, but she had no time for me anymore. Then I heard her ask what sterilization meant....I didn't realize what was about to happen.  Until yesterday, when we went to a place where it was so noisy, of the barking of hundreds of dogs... 
My owner dragged me in, she was not very patient today, pushed me into a cage. There I had to sit... I heard voices, me owners quickly looked at me and walked away...
I stood with my paws against the bars of the cage, I screamed and cried, please, I am still here, hey, hello!! But the car started, that familiar sound that I knew so well, and made me happy, because that meant that my owners were coming home... but now that car drove away... and I was still in tha cage... 

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