Fabienne's Diary

An urgent call, ... Who saves our Adelina?

Adelina, Noa after her adoption, was saved from a killing station and was adopted where she was very happy. Her owner got ill and could no longer care for her... Now we are urgently looking for a new home for this sweetie. 
Noa is a dog that wants to be around you and preferably without other dogs. She can be with other dogs but that is not a great success. She is most happy as a dog alone and when she gets to be her owners nr 1. 

Venus and Serena, with umbilical cord in the garbage, ...

Venus and Serena are two sisters who were found in a plastic bag, with the umbilical cord still attached to their bodies and with the fluids of their mother still on their fragile bodies.. The killing station was called to pick them up but luckily we were also informed and that is how they came to us. 

Our Sousan in the spotlight again, ... He is having a hard time in the shelter, ...

Sousan came with his owner from Marocco to Spain, with all the necessary Rabies vaccinations, but they couldn't find the chip at the border... The local authorities decided that the dog had to go into quarantine and the owner would have to pay for all costs. Which would be around 1500 euros. The owner didn't have to think for a second and he handed the dog over to the customs officers... it should not cost him a euro... And there Sousan was... left behind...
Sousan melted everybody's heart and the authorities asked us if we could save him and find him a good home after his time in quarantine and after all the blood works and checks for his health. 

Our Meunier, an unobtrusive beautiful friend !!

This gorgeous Sheperd mix was left behind at the killing station by his owners... without emotions they turned their backs at him, knowing that there was a big chance that he would not come out of there alive... Luckily we could make the difference for him in time!

Lidio and Lidia, their story, ...

Lidio en Lidia were saved after they were noticed at the back site of a parking of a big warehouse. An English family filmed them and put it all over the internet but they did nothing to bring them to safety... Only after a while, when we asked how the dogs were doing they answered that they were still there. They had just hoped that somebody would rescue them...
It happens so often that people film things and put in on their Facebook page, but really changing the situation.. then they pass... Luckily we were able to bring them to safety.. 

Alejandro and mama Christina, ... and another 8 little ones, ...

Christina and Alejandro were found in a Campo by two ladies.. they have been walking around for a longer time, didn't belong to anybody, we're looking for food in the fields daily... Mama Christina was heavily pregnant at the time... Alejandro was a son from a previous pregnancy... Where the others have remained unanswered...

Lía, a divine cross, ... Dumped because she was not pure, ...

Lia, a heavenly cross between a Galgo and a Shepard, was dumped with her whole family somewhere in Cadiz. A lady found them in the trash can and gave them a chance on survival by bringing them up with the bottle. When they got older, they knew why the owner must have dumped them... they were cross Galgo and Shepard mixes... Very unique combination, at least a lot of people thought so and they were all adopted. 

Camino, ... Looking for help for survival, ...

Camino thanks her name to the road, 'Camino', that she walked in her desperate search for help to survive... We made a food place where we put food and water daily and slowly we could place a catching cage.... that is what we did. 

Sissi, her owner became mentally ill...

In life you can never say never, that is for sure, you never know what will happen to you. that is what happened to Sissi's owner. She was a lady that took good care of her 3 dogs and surrounded them with the best possible care, but suddenly she became mentally ill... She didn't want to admit it, but slowly things turned for the worse and her sister promised her to find good and happy homes for her dogs... 

Mama Lena and her 12 little ones...

Another Mastin was dumped... and had 12 little ones with her.. 12 little puppies who will be big, but really gigantic.. they all made it, but it was hard work... 

Documentary of the harsh reality of the Spanish killing stations.

John Burgemeester of ABC dogs and Michel Tartaud of Mediamotivators will make a documentary together with us, about the Spanish killing stations, we are so thankful for this! We would like to give an insight into how things go there but we will also follow a rescued fog, his or her path from the moment we rescue him or her from the killing station until he or she finds the golden basket. 

Mama Agnetha and mama Frida and their puppies.. almost all made it...

These 2 mamas were found somewhere in the field, totally left alone, their puppies were spread everywhere, they were too cold... It is a miracle that only some of them died... Veerle and Kelly took the weakest ones under their wings, but despite all their efforts, they didn't survive... But at least they have gotten the necessary care and love, not too many people will do what Veerle and Kelly did, day and night they were alert and no effort was too much for the,,, It was so hard for them that the puppies died... 

Our bottle puppy Wietse, Wiwi for friends...

Found in the garbage, with his dead brother next to him, he survived after Paky bottle fed him, in so many sleepless nights... we know how that goes... Bottle puppies ask for a lot and intense work, but thanks to these efforts this little one survived... A true Podenco, the love of everybody, of his foster family, of cats and dogs, of all people around him...

Reinita was no longer welcome because she had a hernia...

Reinita was rescued from a killing station... She was on death row, with no more chances... We took our chance and rescued her, she needs a severe surgery... It will be the 4th one this month, it never stops... but these are the ones that need us the most... because nobody else wants to give them a chance... 
Reinita is very friendly, her thankfulness has no boundaries, she doesn't know where to go with her friendship... She had a big hernia, which makes movements difficult, but we will do everything to perform surgery on her. Unfortunately, we will have to try and collect money... we know it is hard, but we just could not leave her behind... 

Tiza, a wonderful creature of mother nature...

Tiza was fighting against nature for a few weeks, she walked from here to there... to survive... First on the street, then save in the forest.. but she came tired, and it made her weak and vulnerable... The dog catchers of the killing station, could catch her and put her on death row... A cage where she would have never gotten out of, being a Podenco with not much value here in Andalusia... or a lot of chance, and that is why she is even more special to us, knowing how sweet they can be... 

Turko, the life of a street dog...

The life of a street dog is so hard... Turko is a dog that lived on the street, who he is, or where he came from, we don't know, but he is homeless that is a fact. Vivian has been feeding him on the street for a while now, he lives, or better: he survives in the little village, with some other homeless dogs who once, long time ago, belonged in a home somewhere.. 

Noa (Ace Adelina) can no longer stay...

Our Adelina, now Noa, moved about a year ago to a sweet family... Her owner, however, got a disease and had to move to a small apartment, which was difficult for both owner and dog, and still is hard... The owner doesn't have the strength anymore to walk Noa and our girl suffers because of the lack of inactivity.. not being able to walk... She is used to playing and walking.. 
Noa needs an owner who walks with her again, it has been a while and you can notice that she is not used to it anymore, she is easy to correct, she follows and adores her family. She can get scared of sudden noises, but she will not panic. She obeys really well and she sits when you ask her to. 

The story of Mandala...

My name is Mandala... I was left behind at a venta somewhere in Casabermeja, a little village in the inland of Malaga, It was in the middle of summer, I was ill, had no more power and my owner let me go... He couldn't, so he said, do anything anymore for me... Because of the heat and dryness, I got worse quickly and became more and iller... I could no longer continue... Until a helping hand reached out... A lady lifted me up and brought me to a vet... 

Our forgotten Brugge, a difficult to rehome dog, but nothing is impossible...

We would like to put our Brugge in the spotlights.. this is her story:

Rockstar, I don't belong in a cage...

Thousands of dogs have to undergo the same destiny as Rockstar... Words are not necessary here... Eyes speak...

Matilda hung on a rope all her life...

This lively Beagle was kept on a heavy rope, somewhere in a field... Young and full of energy she was kept between lots of other dogs... Matilde had to hunt, but she didn't like that... She enjoyed cuddling, walking with her owner much more. The cord around her neck was so tightly knotted that we had troubles cutting it lose... What an awful feeling this must have been... the poor thing... like so many others who still have to experience this... 

Cleo had surgery...

A visit to the specialist made clear that our Cleo needed surgery on a luxation on the left back leg. Good as she is, she underwent all examinations, everybody praised her, the vets, the assistants, everybody... Such a good girl! Even now, during her recovery, she is a role model... even though she has to spend most of her day in a cage, and rest a lot, nothing is too much for her... 

Juul was no longer welcome...

He was about to be brought to the killing station because his owner had decided to no longer feed him... He became skinny and weak, but people cared about his destiny and they tried to find a solution for him. And that is how they came to us. They asked us if we could rescue him from the killing station... 

Sousan, an Arabic Galgo, his story...

Sousan came with his owner from Marocco to Spain, with all necessary Rabies vaccinations, but they couldn't find the chip at the border. The local authorities decided that he had to go to quarantine and the owner would have to pay for all the costs... Which would be around 1500 euro in total. The owner needed less than a second and decided to hand over the dog to customs, the dog should not cost him a euro... And there was Sousan, left behind... 

Nauru, the nobody of the killing station...

He was caught by one of the horrible people from the killing station... Without any emotion or any feeling, he was dumped in a cage with lots of others, coming from the street, all upset and now having to count the days in a killing station.. It is a hell for all dogs, to be dumped and not knowing why... Nauru was a nobody, scared and submissive, was not seen and not heard... He was saved by us after he survived over 150 days in the killing station... Normally a dog gets 10 days before he is put to sleep, but for some reason, Nauru survived over 150 days... Until the owner found it and the vet got the order to put him to sleep, but we could, just in time, make a difference. 

Basil and La Coco and their old owner...

Early in the morning, the bell rang and when we opened the gate, an old man stood there,,, over 80 years old, with his two dogs next to him... All 3 looked hopefull at us... The old man was removed from his home because of his small retirement income and he had to go to a nursing home, where his 2 dogs were not welcome.. They had told him to get rid of them as soon as possible... The tears rolled over his cheeks... they didn't have a chip or vaccinations, but they were his soul, his heart, his everything... he couldn't speak, his whole fragile body told history, what he had been through in his past life...

Charlie, 3 months old and already left behind in the hotel...

Our Charlie was barely 3 months old when he was brought to a hotel because his owners went on a holiday... The holiday still goes on, until today... He is now 8 months old and they never came back for him.. the hotel asked if we could take over this sweet Beagle...

Ultimatum for Frodo and Valiente...

Frodo and Valiente are 2 urgent cases.. The family that adopted them years ago, unfortunately, have divorced and this has made an end to their safe haven. Mama is now alone with 3 children and had decided that she can no longer have our dogs in her house.. It is not possible anymore financially and a lack of time made her come to this decision.... and they have to leave the latest at November 11th. This gives us enormous pressure as we are trying to do everything to keep both dogs happy... they don't deserve it to be back on the street... 

Our Pino, an urgent case...

Our Pino arrived last week with a road transport.. everybody from us was happy that he could start a new life... The little one went with his new owner but she had underestimated it and urgently asks us to rehome him... That is why do an urgent call to find our Pino a home who can give him what he needs.. a home where he gets to be a puppy, where he can grow up and be happy!

Father, mother and daughter Mastin, saved from a drug addict..

The Mastin family, mom, dad, and daughter lived with a drug addict, in an abandoned ruinous house... probably the daughter is the only survivor of the big litter of puppies that mama had a few months ago... All 3 are very friendly and sweet, the little one is a bit shy still but she will be ok... they are with us now and get all the necessary care! The family is saved, they are happy with all the attention they get and they will get a different perspective on life from now on.. 

Eli, an old Podenco lady,...

Eli, a Podenco, 13 years old and finally it ended...  13 years served and now a disposable... She escaped from her prison, or did they let her go? She was found on the street, malnourished en heavily neglected, old and used up... She could no longer go on... She has Filaria, and that with her old heart... She was pregnant, at her age... for yet another time... Her body is tired and weak, her eyes said it all... No further explanation needed, it is clear... 

Buba was left behind at a gas station...

Buba, a snow-white pearl, was dumped at a gas station close to Jerez de la Frontera...  a lady that was there for a cup of coffee, saw her wandering around and asked the owners if it was their dog, but they answered that it was a dumped dog which happened there regularly... Several days ago a car had stopped who had dumped her and drove of... The poor thing stayed there loyally, waiting for her owner, thinking that she would return.... which didn't happen... 

Pablo and Blanca, owners were seperating...

It is almost a classical story that not just regularly happens, but really often... When owners separate, their favorite on 4 legs all of a sudden belongs to neither of them... A reason to put them back for adoption, or leave them in a killing station, or leave them in the garden... that wouldn't be the first time... 

Just an ordinary dog... Dorit...

Dorit, an ordinary nothing special, born as a fluffy white ball... He was a toy for a while, with a family who lived close to a killing station... Just an ordinary dog, a fluffy white ball who grew up to be a friendly dog, who loved his family and the children, who waited for them after school, entertained them with a game with a ball or just be a little bit crazy... who always did everything to make the family happy when they were gone for a little while and when they returned home again.. He was always happy to be a part of them... 

Samson and Dilaila, both rescued from a killing station...

Samson and Dilaila were both in a killing station, counting their days... They are both fairly big dogs, but they really have sugar-sweet characters... Their big bodies will crawl up against you, but they are also guards and want to protect home and garden, which is typical for a Mastin... They defend their home and family and they prefer to be close to you... 

And there he was... our Ibico...

We were called, we received Whatsapp messages, people were asking for us...
And here he is, away from misery, away from hell... One look and it was love at first sight... Everybody in our refugio is in love with our Ibico, this Podenco Ibicenco... A handsome, skinny, big cuddle with a crazy character, who needs a lot of love, play and walk time... He doesn't know anything yet.. but he is so adorable, sweet, enthusiastic in his new life... 

Pitu is having a hard time...

Pitu is a little doggy that had lived for years with her owner, she was happy and would have never thought that she would be on the streets someday .... but unfortunately, that happened anyway... After her owner died, she went to a foster family for a while, but that was only for a little while... The foster family could no longer take care of her and she is with us for a few days... But she is not doing well this little defenseless doggy...

Jetje, a gift at the airport...

We were at the airport when we were handed over this skinny little Podenco... so skinny and miserable she was.. another dumped Podenco from some hunter... She is fragile and afraid of everything that is new,.... but in the couple of months that she had been with us, she has changed a lot. She still is skinny but she eats well and feels much better already. 

Milos, as if he didn't exist...

Milos is a happy, fragile little thing, that we rescued from a dark shaft where there was no daylight, not heard by people, nobody cared for him... One of the puppies who were bought and after the first little pee in the home, abandoned to a dark shaft... His cries and shouts for help were not heard by his family, they didn't care, they just didn't think about him anymore... Until a neighbor asked where the cute little puppy was.. When they heard he was left in the Campo, they found him and brought him to Isabelleke..

The story of scarface, some good luck after bad luck..

Scarface and her sister Fee were caught after a long and difficult catch in a special cage... We would have loved to give them their freedom, but the killing station and the government thought differently about that...They asked us to keep them, or they were to get shot... There is an easy choice... We started on this project, even though both of them were extremely wild dogs..

Kalma and her street rascals...

Kalma had lived on the streets, as a defenseless heavily pregnant dog... Ever pregnant since she got in her first heats... The day after she came to us. she gave birth to 12 puppies.. Hallelujah... All were very weak and a few did not survive... 8 of them, however, held on to life....

Pampa and her pups were rescued from a horrible neighborhood...

Thanks to the intervention of the police, we were able to save Pampa and her family from a horrible neighborhood... It was a true horror... so many dogs on short chains, without food or water, in their own feces, dirty, so disgusting... All dogs skinny and dehydrated, afraid of people, afraid to move.... getting hit and injuries were very normal there, that was all allowed, so they thought...

18 dogs rescued after their owner was murdered...

A man called me up, telling me that a family friend had died and they were looking for a solution for her 18 dogs... The woman was murdered by her boyfriend, several months earlier... She lived in a bog house, was a super owner for her dogs, they all slept in her bedroom, they were her everything... They were spoiled by her, but since her dead, they were banned to a big terrace where they had no baskets or blankets... they made their own beds between some bushes.. 

Huso has one blind eye...

Huso and his sister Hebilla and brother Hilo came to us, severely neglected, after they were rescued from the killing station... After their first vaccinations, they got sick and one of them died, unfortunately... Their bodies were so weak that they had a really difficult time to get the much-needed immunity... but after a fight on life and death, we got them through it.. Our Huso got a blind eye as a result, unfortunately... 

Yet another Podenco mama in the field...

She lay down in a field, unseen and unwanted... she became pregnant unwanted and nature did his work... Unwanted... so scared and insecure thanks to the person who left her alone... 

Bob, tied at the gate...

He hung tied up at the gate, his coat was all tangled up, his whole body malnourished, neglected, dirty... He was all misery, all over... Probably he once was a cute little fluffy thing as a puppy and today he is no fun anymore and dumped... 

Espiga, a spike of corn saved her life...

A big Espiga, which means spike of corn, actually saved the life of this little sweetie... The spike of corn gave her life a new turn... She was brought in on a castration day, together with 15 other cats... When the vet saw her eye he wanted to keep her for a few days because it would be fatal for her if we would bring her back... thinking that she was a wild cat. 

Pomelo, a puppy dumped from out of a car...

August, at the beach of Algeciras... so busy and lots of children were playing with their friends, parents, and families... Fun and happiness everywhere... All of a sudden a car comes up, opens the door, throws a little puppy on the street and drives of as it is a normal thing...Everybody was talking about it: poor thing, oh my god, But nobody took him home.. instead they called the police who would bring him to the killing station... case closed...

Our Achilles, put off and away with it...

There he was, at the gate, on a nylon rope and next to him his hunter... I don't want him anymore, he is useless for the hunt, will you take him? Otherwise I will have to bring him to the killing station, because he is not going home with me anymore.. That is how our Achilles came to our refugio... a good soul whou wouldn't hurt a fly, who is social and gets along with everybody... Who doesn't understand why he can't go back to his dirty cage... Who quietly and with pride walks next to you and rests his head in your hands.. A lovely Galgo as they can be so often... With his head high, sensitive and quiet, present but modest at your side... and not to forget, so incredibly sweet...

Our Antwan can't stay...

Our Antwan, adopted in 2014, was happy with his owner until recently.. His owner, he adored her, recently died and Antwans whole world collapsed, and even more so now that he is no longer welcome after so many years... The husband of the owner wanted to get rid of him as soon as possible. He has nothing with him, so Antwan is no longer welcome. It was his wifes dog, not his...He is a very sweet and gentle dog, his owner was only positive about him in the after care.. These were her words:

Bouleke lived at the edge of a gipsy camp....

Bouleke was noticed in a gypsy camp... he was given from hand to another until he was so weak and thrown away because he was covered in ticks and pests... The doggy became more and weaker because of the heat until someone called Isabelleke and she went to take him and started caring for him. 

Ces and our cat colonies...

The method CES (Captura, Esterrilizacion y Suelta, or: catch, sterilize and release) is a sterilization program, for the cat colonies of the streets. It is now being performed in many cities and villages and saves many lives. 
This approach has many advantages, e.g. it prevents in an ethically responsible way:
- the wild birth of cats and growth of colonies
- the fights between males over females in their heats
- the fights over territories
- the abuse of these animals by 'certain people'. 

Madeliefje, victim of a puppy mill...

They are so popular the flat faces... the flatter the better, the more pushed back, the better and the smaller the better... But people don't realize how these poor animals have to live their lives... They are walking vet bills and you will have worries about them... we know everything about that. Because so many of them come from a puppy mill to the rescue centers and from there to an adopter who knows what they start with or with someone who looks their looks... well the last one is not acceptable.. they really need extra care, attention, and veterinary help.
The breasts of our Madeliefje are almost on the ground, her skin is bad and neglected, her teeth are like a graveyard, her body all used up. But despite it all, she is so friendly... She can't get enough of the cuddles of the soft hands who love her since recently.. she can't understand that people think she is great... She lives life and us, a big pure chunk of love... 
Whoever wants to make Madeliefje happy, must go for it, but realize that she will need your help and not just stand by her side, but that she will require regular bills to be able to be happy... She comes from far and we are looking for an owner who can take over the care of this lovely lady, once we can trust it to let her go. 

Brigitte, a blind oldie, left alone in the killing station...

She was in the killing station, walking from one all to another... in full panic.... Between the loud noises and the screams of fear of death of others waiting for their death sentence... She didn't get peace, but nobody took her... 

Our Bellita would like to go home...

The story of poor Bellita is harrowing and heartbreaking at the same time... Every time we hope that we won't have to see experiences like that anymore and that we don't have to tell such things anymore... but unfortunately... Bellita was taken off the street and brought to a killing station, where she didn't have a chance to get out alive... But we thought differently about that. 

Our Gaston is waiting so long already...

Our Gaston... he is waiting so long already... our happy sweetie steals everybody's hearts, a strong bear, but with a gentle character... A macho man, who loves to be the boss... loves to get some attention alone, but outside the shelter, he transforms into a quiet guy.. He wagged and wagged his tail out of happiness when he got to go out... A day in a world where he never belonged... 

Corina and Cori, the story of a mother and her son...

We would like to put Corina and Cori in the spotlight today... Mama and son... Corina was dumped in a controlled colony, together with her son... Probably her family has left her there, knowing that we would check on the colony... How many they must have adopted meanwhile?  But they get pregnant within a few months because she never gets sterilized and then... the kittens were given away, but one stayed behind... and then what? We will just leave them at the colony.. and they were hone... Their problem was solved, but yet another life of a mother and her son on that hill... 

Our 22.222nd dog saved... Navajo!

Since a few months I have been asking my Dirk when we get to our 22.000th dog, but because of our workload and the busy life and schedule that we have, it didn't come to it... Until he said yesterday: Fabbeke: We are at our 22.222nd dog!

Pearl, not herself anymore after she was attacked by another dog...

Pearl was dumped at a dog field, together with her mama and 4 other puppies.. She was with us, a normal puppy who took everybody's heart... When she was adopted she grew into a great good lady, as she should. Sweet, affectionate, house trained, intelligent... just a great dog in and around the house... Until, on a certain day, she was attacked by another dog and everything changed for Pearl... 

Olivia and Oliver, 2 dumped cats with a right to be happy!

2 red cats, Romano as we call them here.. were found at a garbage dumpster, but they were actually very tame and cuddly...  Both stayed close together and you could tell that they are brother and sister by their beautiful red tiger linings. 

Arya, freed from the chain...

It was the Policia National who freed Arya from a terrain where she lived on a short chain, heavily neglected... The circumstances in which she had to survive were very inhumane...  The fear in her eyes when the police picked her up was heartbreaking... Never before had she known a friendly human hand... 

Swiefferke, Swiefferke, old and used up, but loves to be around still...

Little Swieffer was saved from a killing station, a little, tiny thing that was sentenced to death... She is old and doesn't see much anymore, her eyes were shut, full of pus and were painful, her coat was all tangled up, awful to see... Now, several weeks later, our Swiefferke is herself again, with her beloved foster family...

Gante lived at a car inspection...

Gante is a big and strong cat, who had lived unnoticed at a car inspection... He stood at the entrance daily next to the arriving cars and when the workers took their breakfast, he thankfully accepted some pieces of food from them... 

Hit by a care and left behind... the story of Taxi...

It was a Sunday morning, a week ago... Everybody was busy at work, I just arrived at the airport and my phone rang... Can you come to the refugio as soon as possible? A taxi driver had been caught in the act when he wanted to dump an old dog at the entrance of the refugio, hit by a car... 

Thank you to our colleagues from the Aeres Barneveld school!

Our colleagues, Onno, Yvonne and Remy, teachers and responsible paraveterian at Aeres Barnveld school in the Netherlands recently gave a presentation about our organisation Ace Shin. They spoke about the refugio and the policies in Spain about the killing stations and so on. 

Tigreton, His cry for help really chilled you to the bone...

When we were in the killing station, I went through the hallways by myself for a bit... I heard a dog cry, it really chilled you to the bone... Never before have I heard somebody make a sad sound like that.. It was obvious that the could no longer cope and that he was in horrible pain... he felt hopeless and lost like everybody had given up on him...

The oldest one from the killing station, Hachi...

When you go to a killing station, your heart breaks for every life... you want to take them all... That's is why we take as much as possible, or we don't go... But 150 at once was a bit too much... 47 got their chance... way too few, but for us already may be too much... 

Finn... he would never stand a chance...

Finn is one of the 47 dogs we have rescued from the Huelva killing station.. He was one of so many who would have never gotten out of there... He painfully blinked with his eyes and looked sad from his comfortless, dirty, filthy cage where he was surrounded by his own feces... Afraid of the loud voices and the death that was in the air... 

Our bottle fed puppies keep growing...

Our smallest ones.. our bottle fed puppies... once dumped, forgotten, unwanted, now loved by everybody, and even more by their foster mamas... They are getting big, our little ones!

The nightmare of many (hunting) dogs who are kept in Jarales...

It was a nightmare to see, what must it be like if you have to survive there?
When we were on our way to the killing station, we first ended up here... we thought it was the killing station.. but it was next to it... we made a mistake... what we saw there cannot be described with words... 
Hundreds of (hunting) dogs were on a chain, in closed and long hallways, one after another big and small... when we entered they all started to cry, bark and howl... Cries of misery, hundreds of dogs were here on a chain of 50cm... counting their days.... for them ours, minutes and seconds... to see the time crawl by, to a next day. all their lives... No matter how hard they cry, call, fight or bring puppies into this worlds... nobody who cares about them... nobody who stands up for them... 
Outside of the cage was a dog skull... coaled. next to the cages where the dogs were... ah well, one more or less, who cares.. that is how these though guys think... they don't change for anything... 
These installations are completely legal and supported by the city government... They offer this ground to the hunters, so they can keep their dogs there (for a payment), let them wait there until they feel like hunting again. 

The perrera of Huelva...

We left very early.. with pain in your heart you leave to go to the killing station... Once we arrived, one of their words was that we were not allowed to take any pictures... Why? They were others correct and professional... But later we understood why we were not allowed to take pictures... 

Pasha, you are no more...

Our sweet Pasha, yesterday he died... in all silence... a shock, a big loss, he was love in its purest form, always, but really always noble, proud, sweet and so affectionate... 

Tracy, a lost soul, who still has so much to offer...

Tracy has been with us for a while now, and she is still waiting for that one owner who will pick her out to start a life together... She was saved from a gypsy camp, where she wasn't seen and she was not important... Once she was no longer a puppy, she was put aside and no longer important to them... it was so hard for her.. Tracy is a good and sensitive dog... everybody who gets to know her here, doesn't understand why she has been with us for so long... a sweet and happy medium dog like her, loves her caregivers, always in for a cuddle and ball play... 

Maya, once a family dog, now dumped...

Maya had to go, preferably today...Now her owners had replaced the furniture and were a little step higher in society, their beloved Maya had to go... A lady called us, in panic, if we could please save her... She had known the family for years and nobody understood why such a good and sweet dog had to go... The family even had an appointment with the vet to put her to sleep... 

Julianne, broken by the people...

 Julianne is a dog that we took as a dog in his puberties, from the killing station, and she is one of the dogs that are not adoptable... she already shy of people when she came in, but we were hoping to change that... 
In the end, we don´t want to let her go, because of her fear for people. She feels at her best between the other dogs, she learns from them, but she remains shy with people... 
Julianne is happy in our offices, she knows and lives the life of the refugio... It may not be ideal, but she is happy... She will follow Pelayo with every step, will lay next to my feet when I am working, but when you try to make contact with her, she will panic... 

The lonely story of Anka...

Anka was adopted as a little pup by a promising family... A small sweet puppy, a fluffy little thing, the ideal toy for the children, at least that is what so many Spanish people think... And yes of course, as soon as she started her puberties, she went lonely and all alone to their home in the campo, where she was brought food once a week... A boy who passed there daily often heard the lonely cry of a once so beloved pup... 

Lila had her last litter...

Lila was caught, heavily pregnant, in the streets of Algeciras... she is an oldie and every time after she was in her heats, she produces another litter... How many, we will never know, but it must have been numerous times.. that is for sure. >

Zaida, another mother in the field...

Yet another one.... again mother with puppies left alone in the middle of nowhere, all covered in fleas and ticks.. dirt and other pests... If they will make it, it will be another miracle... But miracles do exist, I believe in it. They are now with us, and safe... Now try to survive and find happiness... All together we will start on this and fight together for this mother... 

Bamba, La Bamba...

A while ago, I was informed that a lady died... She had money left behind for her dogs, most of them were saved, but some of them were in a cage for quite a while now... They were well taken care of but didn't see anybody... They were lonely and the people who took care of them wanted to see them happy... 
The purebred dogs and the little have found a home some time ago already, but La Bamba stayed behind with several other ones... They lived in cages behind the killing station... Because meanwhile the villa was sold, the money divided and these poor things just lived there, lonely and forgotten... something their owner definitely wouldn't have wanted for them. The bot who took care of them. asked if we could save a few of them... Their existence was sad, lonely and without a future... 

Socrates, sat with a big chain around his neck in the killing station...

Socrates came into the killing station with a big chain around his neck... In circumstances, as you can see in the pictures, incredibly neglected... He is in a bad state... The poor thing is now with us and we have started to work on his recovery. 

The "N" family...

Another family taken in after they were abandoned on a piece of no mans land... How many more have to undergo this?

Chispa walked on the street, with a note around her neck...

A beautiful sweet think walked on the streets, with a message around her neck:

Nebo walked on the railway tracks...

He is a shy and gentle guy... he walked on the rail tracks for several days, close to the train station... Every time when a train approached, he looked at all passengers, in the hope of finding his owner... But that didn't happen.... and Nebo lied down on the rails... still and without courage... it was truly heartbreaking... People spoke about it but didn't do anything... 

Sienne, disapproved as a hunting dog...

The hunter thought he had a good hunting dog, but that was quite disappointing... Because Sienne just wanted to act funny, and play... wanted to play with the bunnies and definitely not hurt them... that was not for the hunter and there she went... 

Kikie, put on the street, 11 years old, with her basket...

There she was, 11 years old, an old Cocker lady, She also brought her basket, collar, and bowl along... She has always lived in a home.. always has been the favorite of her owner... The happy pictures of the previous were in her passport... Never in her life, this Cocker lady would have thought that she would have to live in a cage... She is very upset, looks scared and doesn't understand anything about this situation... 

Cacao, just a dog on the street..

Cacao, what can we tell about this darling? Not too much... just that he was already dumped on the street as a little guy, and he was wandering around... Already left alone at such a young age... Just one of so many who were given up so early in their lives... 

Sultan, from puppy age being a guard at a big construction site..

He barely was a few months old when he was put on a chain to guard a big terrain of a construction company. The little thing needed his mother still... Just beyond imagination... Luckily some of our volunteers found out about him a few months later and they started the conversation with some workers there. They gave him food and water but other than that he was left alone and lonely. 

Maxima, Narco, Bon Jovi, Ringo and Sol, their owner went bank rupt...

Narco, Maxima, Bon Jovi, Ringo, and Sol came together to us after their owner went bankrupt.... He lost everything, and came to us after he had left his dogs in the killing station, and begged to save them... I lost my wife, my house, my job, and my business and now my dogs are in the killing station... Just Bon Jovi was still with him and meanwhile is happily adopted, the only little dog... 

Deus, a blind Pitbull with a heart of gold!

Deus is a Pitbull who was born in Alora, somewhere in a field and he was blind... Being blind is a reason for being dumped, especially here in Spain. He was left alone... Isabelleke found him. very skinny, in the middle of the street... He was broken and couldn't keep on... But yet he licked her hand because his friendship for every living being came out of his little but weak heart... 
A heart that just tried to survive the day he was saved... In the dark, in the nothing... But always with the commitment to find happiness somewhere, to find an owner somewhere, that would love him, just as much as he would love him. 

Rescued from a deep well...

A Dutch man came from little Francois to the gate... He had found him in a deep well and rescued him... But he couldn't keep him himself... They were happy and relieved that we took him in. 

Chipo and Rufy, 2 old souls homeless after owner was admitted to the hospital...

Chipo and Rufy are 2 doggies of an older man..  He was now alone and they were not taken care of anymore they way it was supposed to be, but he loved his doggies and tried to do everything to give them a happy life... He ended up in the hospital and not could no longer care for his 8 year old and 12 year old... 

Wild dogs in La Cala have to go, or else they will be killed...

It goes on all the time, the threats that they will poison or shoot him, or, and or... Sometimes you can't and don't want to hear it anymore, only it is  fact that they actually will do it.. They don't mind, and pretend to not know anything afterwards... Anyhow, a pregnant mama of the group of wild Shepards, a few of them are with us already, caught the eye of some neighbors, together with a few others of this group.. 

Thay, the sadness is written in his eyes...

Thay was saved from the street by a young man, it was the 6th dog that he took into his home and he worked at night... he was good for his found rescue dogs and did everything to make them happy but because of an intervention by the police and and bullying by the neighbors, made everything worse... It became so bad that neighbors started to throw with stones and other items to the dogs.. the hate and bullying became so brutal that their lives were in danger and the boy didn't dare to keep his dogs with him anymore, he feared for their lives... 
When he left his dogs in the shelter, Thays life collapsed once again... he didn't understand it.. He was the only that was handed over to us, the others went to another place... Thay is so sad, down, he just sits there... He is social with everybody, just observes it all, he is afraid of having to go back to the streets again... 

Hades, how much bad luck can one dog have?

He was on the table at the vets to be euthanized.. his owners had him for a year and the costs were so high that they wanted to put him to sleep... The vet did not agree as he was still so young and so he asked for our help and we immediately went to get him. A beautiful little Bull, probably bought for a lot of money, but the result of too intensive breeding.. he has skin problems, continuous ear infections, is a heavy snorer because of his very short nose, has gastro intestinal problems and if that was not enough, he is Leismania positive... he was never treated for this and as a result he has some severe joint pains... and could not do long walks... He now get special food, which should help him get rid of the chronic diarrhea... He is in foster with us for a while and we started on his very long list of needed treatments...  
Hades is a true darling, none of this is his fault.. But he is not very happy in a big group of dogs, he would prefer an owner of its own and he sometimes has the guts to get at other dogs, people who want to put him into their hearts, should take this into consideration... 

Tayson, this boxer is urgently looking for a warm home...

Tayson was adopted in 2017 and the enthousiasm of the family was great.. a beautiful dog with a beautiful soul, at first he was not very good with other dogs but with the help of a behaviourist he made impressive big positive steps. The words of the former adopter were: Tayson is a very sensitive dog, who quickly feels the energy of his owner and adjusts to that. His reactions towards other dogs during the walks, still need to be corrected, but when you walk more and more and give the right instructions, it goes very well... 

Kyara and her pups made it... here they come!

The requests for help keep coming in.... All mothers with pups who are born into the wild... When they are little and cute, it is easy to find them a place to live, with people or with organizations... But when they become big ladies and gentlemen, then they are sentenced to living in the wild, with all the consequences... 
Kyara was also rescued from the street, just like Muze and her little ones.. All Mastins... Here they are, the little ones of Kyara.. They all made it, and now, we are looking for adopters who want a big bear, who know what they are starting with.. 

Gloriane, rescued from the chain...

Gloriane is a true sweetheart who unfortunately had to live on a chain.. Luckily she could be released of that quickly... She didn't have a chip or vaccinations, didn't get attention or love and obviously didn't have an owner who was worth her.. 

Our puppy quarantine in use...

Even though it is not completely finished yet, we decided to start using our puppy quarantine, because of the huge amounts of puppies that are being dumped with us.. We still miss the basins, the plumping is not what it is supposed to be yet, and the heat lamps still have to come.. but is already less cold compare to the other cages... 

Regards from Odile... but when can mama Tembo finally leave?

Odile is doing very well with her new family! All her brothers and sisters went home already but their mama is still here... She is such a sweetheart and a big peoples friend... always in for a cuddle or a play.. Who can help getting our Mama tembo her warm basket?

Tyson and Pepa, born to die...

Tysone and Pepa, brother and sister, were born in the wild, in a small village not far from Malaga... They were born under a tree, where their mama, yet again, brought 6 little ones into this world... A lady that passed by with her horse, discovered the family and her heart cried, because she knew they were not going to survive there.... She took mama an her kids to the stables, was able to find families for almost everybody, but the adoption of Tyson and Pepa was cancelled at the last moment... ever since she was not very lucky in finding a good home for them... 

Laya, the man who mistreated her, got away with it unpunished, again...

Laya is a warm, friendly and affectionate cat that we have found on the street, She obviously wasn't used to live on the street, the danger of the cars and the street surrounded her more and more, hour by hour... She panicked more and more and didn't understand what was happening and on top of that she was pregnant... in the last days... 

Nefertete, a dream dog, looking for an owner...

It is a beautiful dog, especially if you love Shepards.. But what's even more important: she a really good and sweet girl! She was left behind in the hotel after she came to stay for a few days, but the owners never came back.... Nefertete is well raised, very eager to learn, obedient, she accepts cats and other dogs.. She is a very social and sweet Shepard. She is still young and playful, wants to follow you, wants to learn and work with you, that is whats she loves to do.. She can sit, give paws, comes and waits.. In short: she knows it all. She adores her care giver, loyal like no other.... 

Pavarotti, no longer welcome, then to be dumped and get away...

A Beagle is an active and funny dog, who can play all day, make fun and make children more than tired, because they cannot get enough of playing and being active quickly... It is an ideal family dog, but one who cannot be alone all day, he is too energetic for that.. Pavarotti was bought just before Christmas by his family and was the favorite toy of the children, and Pavarotti did get used to that.. He adored the children... But how loyal and sweet he was, he had to go... 

Puppy boom in Malaga, the pups keep on coming....

The requests for saving puppies are almost impossible to keep up these days.. for all of us... Everyday dozens of shout outs for help and we cannot answer them all.... It does seem that finding help for the little and easy pups is easier than for mama Mastins, who have to give birth on the streets... they are left out, while for others there is a quick solution and there always be someone who can help them.. But Mastins, a beautiful breed, are so often neglected ans misused for the worst things... Often they turn into outside dogs who end up on a thick and long chain.. Nobody wants them, help can barely be found and in the end they come to us, like it has happened several times in the last days... 

A man, a baby and a bad landlord... The destiny of Simba...

Simba just turned two, a beautiful Sharpei.. He got a nice start, in a family with children, a family who loved him. But since there was a baby, the man was not so happy with him anymore and he had to go outside.. The excuse was that the landlord, all of a sudden after 2 years, made a so called decision that Simba could no longer stay... 

Our Fara, got to enjoy a day out...

This beautiful Podenco lady got to go on a trip with some of our volunteers... It was a day to remember for everyone! The report of the day was as follows:

Thelmo, dumped after years of living in a puppy mill....

This poor bobtail was rescued by us from a puppy mill, in terrible circumstances... He crawled up out of fear and was so miserable because he had never expierenced people who treated him in a normal way.... He is learning everything now. We had to remove his coat centimeter by centimeter, it was all tangled, full of dirt that has been there for years... Never before he was washed, never before he received any care... You wonder how this can be possible, how it can remain unnoticed and unpunished.. 

Yet another mama with puppies this year... Cereza and her 3 boys: Cerezo, Ciruelo and Cedro...

Cereza is a little street dog, without a breed, without a pedigree, but with a heart of gold.. She had to give birth to one litter after another, everytime she was in her heats, she got pregant. You can see it at her body, she is all used up... She was again noticed with some of her little ones behind her.. They followed mama with every footstep, in the hope of getting a full belly... Day in, day out, they walked in a bad and dirty neighborhood of Algeciras, where life is really bad and where a dog stays unnoticed... 

Foxy, a forgotten number in the killing station...

When we were in the killing station, we passed by an open door... Of course you look in, and two scary eyes looked at us from the dark... It was terrible and heartbreaking, this one had to come with us! When we went for information we were told that the owner was in prison and the dog could therefore not be release and had been there for months... and it even could take so much longer.. 

Arena, left behind in the dunes...

This Bodeguero is Arena, she had lived with Gypsies for a some time, but apparently was no longer welcome there...  A lday saw how a gypsie tied her to a little pole in the dunes, didn't look back and disappeared... She walked away and never looked back, while Arena stood there, in shock... The loyalty of Arena was unconditional, whatever happened... When the lady untied her, she was able to escape and quickly ran back to that terrible owner who just dumped her... The lady followed her, but was not able to catch her... Luckily there was a Guarda Civil, who could help and so this poor thing could be saved... 

Naya and Norris got to enjoy with our volunteers...

Naya and Norris got to enjoy with our volunteers... 

The price you have to pay for wanting to save 4 cats lives..

It was a day like no other... 31 cats were brought in for castration, as a part of a castration campaign of local cat colonies. 

Noa and Jacob, two young shepards, rescued from a little terrace...

Noa and Jacob, two young shepards, rescued from a little terrace... 

Mozart, a bully tied to a gate, in the middel of the night...

Mozart, a bully tied to a gate, in the middel of the night...

Mena, our little shy girl...

2 Volunteers saw Mena when she was wandering around a donkey who lived his life on a gigantic chain... She was shy and scared, was not comfortable around people, after she was chased away everywhere where she came.. 
One of the volunteers took her up and with her to her home, where she developed into a very sweet and affectionate doggy.. Once she knew the family, she surrendered... She has so much friendship to give, love and attention, it has totally changed her.. She now is best friends with everybody, also with the cats of the family, she plays with the other dogs in the house. Mena would fit best in a quiet family where she gets all quietness and calmness to become herself again.. gets to go on walks and just enjoy this life.. It would make this sweetie so happy!

Another cardboard box...

Another box... 9 little faces looking up to you, full of fear, insecurity, all with shivering bodies... When you see that, your heart stops for a moment and I still get quiet of things like that...You don't understand, you don't want to understand... You immediately take them into your heart, without thinking... They are entitled to our help, our support...  

Hermina, old and worn out, but she kept holding on to life...

This old Podenco was brought to us by a couple that found her, totally exhausted, somewhere in the campo. She could hardly walk anymore ans was weakened, her whole body was covered in wounds, she had an infected eye and was blind because of the neglect... 

The sad story of Moose, the dog of a goat farmer...

We are used to hearing strange and horrible life stories... but when it happens right in front of you, it even becomes more real... An English lady called us about a dog who had been stuck for 3 days in the middle of the mountains and couldn't get away... He was tied up by a goat farmer to die there... that is how they do that and it is normal here.. Without food, without water... The dog cried and cried, cried even more but wasn't heard... It was a pure coincidence that this English family walked by and thought it was strange that the dog was there, tied up, in the middel of nowhere.. On top of that, the goat farmer also passed by and ans screamed at the people that they should mind their own business and not interfere with his dogs.. 

Our volunteer day in Belgium...

Our volunteer day in Belgium was a heartwarming and positive get together of our teams and coordinators! It was fun, we met a lot of people who we only knew by name, so nice to meet each other and getting to know each other in person. Thanks to everybody! Thanks to the people who organized this! It was all good! Together strong and tomorrow a healthy new day!

Balto, story of a foster dog...

Our foster families will recognize this.... Every foster is always a little bit hard... They are in our hearts, they have to make it, we want to see them happy... 

Testarossa, little but brave...

Our little one, because that is what she is, is one out of a thousand... She is very active and alive, always on your lap and always happy and in a good mood! A little dog of about 5kg... 

The life story of Lana, barely 5 months old...

Lana was found, together with her sister, by a  Dutch lady, somewhere in a campo in the are of Alhaurin.. She took the 2 puppies in and was able to find them a home. Unfortunately a nasty Spanish man came to tell her that they were his dogs... The lady was devastated but the man kept pushing her so much that she gave the dogs back... Something that she shouldn't have done, but because she was so scared she didn't know what to do.... the puppies went back to him. The puppies are no longer puppies now, so the same man showed up 2 months later at the ladies house and informed her that he no longer could keep them. 
Lana's sister was adopted by the same family as before, but Lana is still looking for a warm and responsible basket... 

Blancito and Rubito lived together, lonely at a Campo...

Blancito and Rubito are two super affectionate and pleasant dogs... Very playful and focussed on people... social with humand and animals... But where they stayed... that was not so good... They lived in a dirty hutch, somewhere in the campo, where they were fed once a week and nobody ever looked after them... 

Yes, it is possible! Thera was impossible to touch... but got a chance...

There was a scared, but a really scared dog from Algeciras... It was difficult and it didn't change for the better... When somebody was interested to adopt her, we got scared... We are so nervous these days to send a scared dog for adoption.. Do the people really know what they are up for? Will it be ok? Are we doing the right thing?
But Charlene convinced us and we went for it.. And look now, she made it!!! What a little miracle... We would like to give them all this chance.... 

This was Thera with us: 
She is still very shy and hold back with people, despite our many tries to help her gain some trust.. She doesn't let anybody touch her... and definitely not by strangers, she walks away when it gets too much for her of when she thinks a situation is scary... Thera is a dog that still needs a lot of work and she has a long road ahead of her...

Our Ton, of Janny, is no longer amongst us...

Ton and Janny, you were volunteers since day 1, volunteers and so much more than that... Sunday our Ton passed away.... the demanding cancer has won from a strong and optimistic man... 

Lloron and Llano, two garbage can puppies...

On a rainy day Lloran and Llano were found in a dumpster and brough to the police.. They, at their turn, brought them to the killing station later that night, where they ended up in hell... The guard informed us and asked us if we could save these little ones... That is how they came to us.. 
They are special doggies.. at first we thought that they were a pointer cross, but as they got older they didn't turn out to get so big... They are still mini dogs of around 5kgs... they are so happy, gentle and good doggies who got a really good start in their foster family... 

Libre, a brave mother...

Libre is a mama that wandered around in the wild for 8 years.. Nobody ever tried to catch her until the city government gave out an order... So many people started the big mission to to try and catch this mama... a mama who had put humans aside so long ago, was happy in her free life... Many animal lovers from the neighborhood had been giving food and water since years, it was a normal thing that there were puppies every once and a while... 

Whole familiy of Sevilla (de dos Hermanas), Sevilla, Justa, Rufina, Rocio, Leandro came in...

What if you and your whole family ended up on the street? It happened to this family.. We got a call to help them... the walked on the street and were struggling to get some food every day... And that on the edge of the highway, in a horrible ghetto, in one of the worst neighborhoods of Sevilla, where they were in big danger.. 

Andyna, another mama with all of he ofspring at the gate of the refugio...

Andyna was left at the gate of the refugio, with a big plastic crate... In that crate were her puppies, that she had given birth to, just a few days earlier.. We heard a car drive of with a high speed, but before we got to the gate, we already saw that this mama was waiting for us, with 7 puppies in the crate... They had tied the mama and left... cowards... 

7 little dwarfs.. from nowhere...

With 7, they walked around in a field, in a dirty barrel... Mama was nowhere to be seen... Because the little ones were so hungry and thirsty, you could heat their fragile voices screaming for their only grip in this cruel world, where their lifes are worth nothing, their mama... The must not have been able to take care of them anymore somehow... to save them, feed them, take care of them... She didn't come back to them, but that probably was not her fault... 

Peter Koekebakker, a friend and the face of rescue, is our of order for a little while..

Today not a diary about one of our dogs, but about a good friend.. Peter Koekebakker, we have know him for years and years, even before Peter and Madeleine were in the rescue world, we already knew each other... He has his rescue organization and we have ours... For both fight in our own ways against something so big... 
Yesterday I drove to the little village La Linea, to our friend in his room... there he was... ever strong in his mind and proud as ever, but now I saw somebody who needed a boost... We never have time for anything as both Peter and I are always available for ours rescue day and night... Well, yesterday I visited a friend and sat with him.. I let the telephone for what it was and we just sat there, talking about everything and nothing... talked about memories of older times... He needed that....
Peter actually needs a pacemaker, but they will wait.. Because here in Spain, they might, just might maybe do that at the very last.. That is how the social security system works here.. It costs a lot of money and so they wait... That Peter is the face of rescue and father to more than 600 dogs, they didn't care at all.. I wish we could just help Pete right away, if only we could give him what he is entitled to... 
There we were... Peter was pale but brave as ever, he keeps fighting and never gives up... When Ana came in, we had a nice chat and we saw the twinkle in his eyes coming back... the rescue world is hard and it is lonely at the top because you can never let loose, you always have to keep going... Today Peter is out of business for a little while, but luckily everything keeps rolling and his dogs get everything they need... I want to ask everybody to send Peter a boost, to fill up the plane wall in his room with notes from his fans and saved dogs... That should be possible, right? A wall full of happiness and hope that turned into reality.. that always helps! 

The seven gifts of God of mama Helga...

Helga is a mama who, just all mama's, loves her little ones, and she wants to, just like all mama's, see her little ones grow up.. Habana, Hada, Handala, Harpa, Harpo, Homero and Hullk.... 7 gifts of God, seven funny Maneto's... They are just divine.. what a cuties... 
They all do well, walking through each other on their short legs, play and romp with each other, be crazy and then rest with their round bellies... and all 4 legs in the air... a bunch of mini piglets with so much allure... 

Valentino, no name, no value.. who can help him??

We received an alarming phone call of somebody who knew that a puppy mill was about to dump a few dogs again... Dogs, who no longer could be of service for the big puppy mill production... they were supposed to be brought to the killing station to be euthanized.. Here we go again.. 
He brought them to a hotel somewhere, so he was sure that we were not going to find out where these cruelties take place... Then you think in yourself: Do we do it? Or not? What is the right thing to do? They were dumped and had no chance at all anymore... If it means saving a life, then the choice is easy... That is how Valentino, together with some other poor things, came to us. 
We picked them up... My God, how these dogs looked..... there are now words, where to begin... Who will pay for this? How can we solve this? Sometimes you will sleepless nights, I can tell you that... 
Our valentino has a leg that sort of hangs.. The pain that this mini poodle, in a apricot coat, must have had.... and he had a coat... it had to be cut millimeter by millimeter ... so dirty, filthy and not taken care of... incredible... 

Because I am old?

Because I am old, I am no longer who I was.. 

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