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 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...
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!
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...
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!
There she is, a 13 year old Podeno, the hunter has passed away and all other dogs were divided among friends, hunters and so on.
This old one however, all used up, she had to produce all of her life, she had to go to the killing staion. She sat there in a corner..
Staring.. with a surreal look in her eyes... we saved her from here...
Rubii might be old, but it is a dog that should experience some luck and happiness in her life still. It might be for a short while, or maybe a little longer than expected, but we are determined to make sure that her life will be good at the end. Who gives her that chance? She really deserves it... If you pet her under her chin, she is so happy, a cuddle, a pet on her head, it already makes a difference.. Rubii our old podenco...
She is a very faithful and gentle doggy, a lady that's a bit older aldready, barely 40cm... she was once adopted through another organization by an English couple. That was the story, when her owners brought her to the hotel. They loved her so much... that is what they told when they left for a holiday. But after the 2 weeks were over, it was very quiet around Olivia.. Months went by, there were no answers to calls, apps, email or post. After some further investigation it turned out that the family had just left.. they went back to England to day, with no intention to pick their dog up again. And that's how Olivia was a homeless dog once again... Olivia is suffering, she is such a good and sweet dog that we also can't understand... she is now in our hands and we try to do our best to find her a good home... Hopefully before the winter comes, so her fragile body doesn't have to be in a cold cage....
A young couple that was on a holiday here, in one of the many hotels of the costa del sol, got a warm welcome every morning from Dartel. A young dog, who was trying to start himself a life there... She was left behind and hotel guests secretly brought some food to her... The owner of the hotel found out about it and wanted Dartel to be picked up by the killing station. The hotel guests stood at our gate and asked if we could save her. She had stolen their hearts with her friendly and sweet character, but they were unfortunately not able to adopt her themselves. Dartel is so friendly, she looks really happy, It is like she is always smiling and she will take a turn in her life towards a positive direction.
Here with us Dartel is very much loved, we only need to to find an owner who wants to bring the sun into their home, and give her a liefelong commitment... her new owner will not regret it, on the contrary!
A mother with a litter puppies were going through really tough times in a marginal neighbourhood in Sevilla.. some puppies were beaten to death with sticks... they were beaten to death because the puppies approached children. And their parents found that the puppies were dirty, they were disgusted by the flees and ticks they carried on their fragile bodies... unbelievable.. The mama and puppies that survived, now lived on the street, looking for food at the garbage cans, anything that was a bit edible.
Nobodly cared for them, except the children who trew stones at them.... they would try to find the most far away places to try and keep themselves safe from this horror. We were asked to help and that is what we did. It was heartbreaking to see this misery. The pain of the mother, the inhumane conditions of this neighboorhood, were nobody cares.... Licia, Liva and Lisbeth are adorable, shy but thankful doggies... we are happy that we were able to save the.
Hanos was saved from a killing station, he is a great, sweet and special dog, unbelievable the he was dumped in a killing station...He is very focussed on people and animals and always, but always happy. He will put his head on your lap, will give you kisses out of happines and steals everybodys heart...He came in and at first we didn't notice, because he had no pain, but recently we noticed that there was something with his leg. We saw that he was sometimes not using his leg and then we went to Carlos, our traumatologist. He found out that Hanos had on old fracture that was giving troubles now, he has Atrodesis Carpo and on top of that, Osteotomia Corectora. The examinations, x-ray and surgery will cost approximately €850 and we are asking for help, who can help Hanos?
The came into a killing station after their owner got ill, two sisters, they are inseperable... a life long together, went everywhere, everybody knew them whereever they went with their owner. Even now they will go with you, like they are used to it for years already...
They sat apathetically against each other in that cold sad cage.. they had no idea what was happening to them... when we took them, their bodies were moving from happiness, relief and thankfulness. In the car they sat on or lap and you could see that they started to relax again... Now they are with us, in a cage together, but they don't belong here... they are fragile princesses, quiet and sweet dogs... we would love for them to find a home where they can stay together, they are truely inseperable... If one of them has to go to the vet, they other will be in total panic, so sad to see.
It is obvious they belong together, Moetsjie and Poetsjie are their names... They are really hoping to find a real , true warm basket...
Deep- and deep black, with a character of gold...She was saved from a cat colony where she probably was dumped. She was pregnant, but gave birth to only stillborn kittens... she had been too heavily neglected to be able to give birth to healthy kittens. When we took in a box with newborn kittens without a mama that same day, we thought 'Shall we do it?' We were in doubt whether Joana was capable or not, but we were so desperate we decided to try and see if Joana was able to take care of them. And it was like a miracle, she accepted the kittens, acted like she was their mama, with nothing but love. How weak she still was didn't seem to bother her, she wanted to save them...and she did. We gave some extra nutritional food and everything extra that could help her survive... She is a perfect mama.... She is black, but black animals are so beautiful!! When you take good care of them, they will shine like stars and will be so thankful being saved.
We have noticed over the years that black and white dogs and cats have a smaller chance at being adopted and that is a shame... because no matter your colour, it is the character that should count. And this black pearl had a golden character... a really good and lovely cat!!
Belgian people found the poor thing on the corner of a street.. he had layed there for 2 days, after he had been walking around for days... Most people watched briefly, stopped the car and said Oh my god and poor thing but then drove on.. Leaving him behind. His sad eyes and the clear signs of neglect have no name, he just stood there and he literally dove into the water bowl when we gave him water. It was heartbreaking and he is not so young anymore. His whole body is covered with ticks, fleas and dirt. His ears have a lot of hard scurfs and crusts, they are all eaten up by insects, the poor thing....
Our Flippy, a bit older little guy, got dumped together with Ella when their owner died. .. the poor guy didn't come out of his corner for months and months, was so sad about the loss of his big love, his diseased owner.
Mama and her 5 kittens were found at an industrial area. They followed mama cat after they saw her wavering from trash can to trash can... She tried to find some food in the pooring rain, you could tell that she was exhausted, but since it was a mother, we followed her... There they were, underneath a filthy container, her precious little ones, her kittens. They were very weak, we rushed them into our clinic and there they got all the necessary care... One of the kittens didn't make it unfortunately... the other ones seem to survive, also mama cat is getting better...
She is a good, gentle and sweet cat, a survivor mama, who did everything to save her kittens, in the most inhumane circumstances, a brave mother.
They are all safe now with us, and we would really like to see them grow up happily....
Since recently he stays at our office and he feels a bit better there... but this doggy, small, beautifull and so loyal, still cannot understand what he did wrong, why he was left behind... It is incomprehensable..
Our mommy Felicita... she had no name, no existence, no protection, no welcome, nowhere... when she was on heat on the streets, all male dogs tried to get her pregnant... and so she was walking around on the streets, pregnant.. Her pregnancy was miserable and a struggle to survive, everywhere, like a dumped podenco, she was being kicked and chased away. When she went into labour, she had to give birth on the dirt on the ground, hiding behind a shed, but even there she was not safe.
Felicita couldn't stand on her legs anymore, could not provide for her 11 innocent puppies, she was way too weak... She did everything to try and protect them with her last strength..
Then we received a call en went to get her... it was so incredibly sad and not humane at all, she bended forward as deep as possible, to try and not get beaten again, trying not to give up on her skinny and malnourished puppies, her big family..
Now she is with us, starts to eat better slowly and can take better care of her puppies.. but we help her course, since there are 11.... We hope that she can make it, we will do everything we can for her... But first she still has to nurse her puppies... afterwards she deserves heaven on earth... she is a very good mom and a real sweetheart!
We try to take good care of him, as much as we can, but he doesn't want to eat or drink for 2 days now.. he doesn't understand what is happening to him, where is his family, where is his home?
This is a must read story.... told by the adoptants... how luck can be found in a small place sometimes...
Sorro is a funny guy.... he has a sense of humor and wants to be happy. He can be so cheerful over something small. He was noticed at a gaz station where he was waiting for weeks and kept hoping that his owner would come back to pick him up.
Our volunteer Peggy, ill since quite a while due to the dreadful cancer, came and visit our refugio with all her courage and support.... She gained strength and satisfaction our of her visit, to be part of our rescue projects... She went to all cages with all the love she had to give, gave cuddles to every dog that wanted a cuddle, straight from her heart! Peggy, even though you are so ill, you are an example to us, to persevere and not give up, just like what we stand for. We wish you all the best, from the bottom of our hearts we are hoping that the situation will change and that you can come back, with the same passion and persuasion, courage and strength, good luck and thank you!
Like a real sheperd, incredible loyal, Lilly couldn't understand why her owner was not coming back.. so she did not give up and kept waiting for him. A man from the village wanted to take her with him, to use a guardian dog, but Lilly kept going back to her corner on the street. Days and days she kept waiting... and waiting... and waiting. People from the neighbourhood kept looking at her with a sceptic look in their eyes. Some wanted to help and some wanted her gone. Lilly stopped eating, barely drank anymore and got more and more sad everyday. She kept her hope however and dit not give up, but is was not meant to be. Her owner has forgotten about her for a while now... but Lilly did not forget about him. To prevent her from being brought to a killing station, we took her in. She is a young sheperd that can be raised with somebody's own values... she is people oriented, but needs guidance... from someone who can give some discipline and understands what sheperds are like. She can become a great dog... Lilly likes to work, be active and stand besides her owner, like a real sheperd!
Around four years ago, Junior was left behind in a cardboard box, in front of a killing station... with fear in his eyes, together with his brothers and sisters, he looked at the man with the stonecold look on his face. The man who brought them in, into the horror of the killing station.
This morning I was mistaken with the time….I got up one hour too early and only realized this as I was driving to the refugio….No problem, there is always enough to do. I picked up Diane and we started to let the dogs out before we would leave….Matie, Joppie, Daisy and Kibo. In the background I heard a dog barking but I thought…One from the neighbors….
Dama had been wandering the streets since a long time. Once she was the dog of a Spanish family but when they moved the dog was dumped. Since then Dama was walking through the streets hoping that somewhere a door would open for her. Unfortunately this didn’t happen and the lonely Dama became skinnier and malnourished, her condition became worse and worse…..Until one day she couldn’t stand on her paws anymore….She was taken to a clinic and then it became clear how bad her condition was caused by many months wandering the streets……
These five sweethearts: Yanna, Voske, Tini, Zorro and Lara were saved from drowning at an old lady in Cartama. One of the dogs, Yanna, even had puppies….They have been very lucky!
I wouldn’t want to witness someone throwing a dog over the wall, how, for heaven’s sake can you do a thing like that? A hard smack followed by a heartbreaking cry was our first encounter with this little guy, Donovan……He had been thrown over the wall, his teeth and face were covered in blood because of the blow….At first we thought that he was badly hurt but luckily it wasn’t so bad, the worst is his terror…..During the first days Donovan had a hard time but now he is doing better, he is very grateful and good with animal and people, a real cuddly bear, overflowing with friendship…
Knorreke is 11 years old, he was the dog of a Spanish family. When they too k him for a walk last week, they discovered that Knorreke suddenly couldn’t walk…..
Priscilla was wandering the neighborhood around the killing station and heavily pregnant….She was brought in and it seemed like her puppies would be born there but we have taken her away and were able to give her an abortion in time…It was only after the operation that we noticed how skinny she was. She had probably been on the street since weeks, maybe months, who will tell…..
Gustje was born in a sad place where hunters keep their dogs……Between many Podenco’s in an overcrowded shed lived Gustje with his mama and the rest of the family…..
They had been everywhere with the heavily pregnant Farah. She was standing there with her big belly and her sad face……They wouldn’t take her anywhere being large and black and also pregnant..
The two of them were wandering the streets, looking for food and hungering for a bowl of fresh water…..Senor is the most sensitive of the two, he suffers terrible because of being dumped…..
Romana and Ramona were saved from a typical Podencoshed, which you would never enter as a human and when you are an animal it is a miracle when you survive in here…….
The neighbors were not happy for a long time, day and night they heard the small dog moan which was immediately followed by a heavy reaction from her boss. He didn’t accept any reaction nor complaints from the tiny thing that had been living in this horrible situation since she was a puppy….
I have said this often, the day will come that I write a book and the title will be: “1000 reasons to dump my pet”,…….People are very resourceful when it comes to dumping, dumping their problem with us or with other people….They have no limits……
Loucia lived with a family where she didn’t have a dignified life, she hardly received any food and she didn’t get any care. The dog was young and became pregnant, she had to give birth to her puppies in horrible circumstances…..
One year ago we already received this complaint and since yesterday it is in the hands of the police and the urbanization where the 3 dogs lived……