Fabienne's Diary

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... 

Rubii, almost deaf, almost out of this world, all used up and now?

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...

The inheritage of Margarita

The story of Margarita is a sad one.. her owner died a few months ago, and in her testament she wrote that it was her wish that Margarita would be taken care of and loved in her own home... her wish for Margarita was that she could stay there until she would die, that she could be happy there and in company of the children, who inherited the home, the money and the dog... The children however thought it was a big burden... Margarita barely weighs 5kg.... The money, the furniture and the home, that was welcome... but Margarita.. not. 
To meet the conditions, Margarita was kept... but on a lonely patio at the back side of the house... 

The story of Thys,

Thys was the family dog of a Spanish family that lived not far away from a gipsy camp... when the father of the family lost his job, they wanted to sell their dog... all ways of getting money were welcome and so Thys was  for sale. When the owners stood on the market with him with a for sale sign, the neighbors of the family looked at this and saw the father negotiating with some gipsies. Thys was taken away and had to go with the gipsies who were known for their dog fight activities in the village. Thys was going to be used as bate, that was for sure. 
Luckily, the neighbors were able to take Thys from them, with the help of a friend who a police officer. They were just in time... they took him into their home and kept him on their small apartment. The landlord found out and asked them to immediately get rid of the dog. They were desperate. Thys had to go through so much already and now this threat... 
Since these poeple didn't have the financial possibilities to move, they asked for our help and save Thys from this bad neighborhood. 

Xiomara, what is happening to me?

I am Xiomara, I was put on the street, with my beautiful harness, with my perfumed coat and my whole existence... The world came up to me, zo big and impressive... The fear in my eyes said more than so many words... I can't tell what happened, but my owner left me somehow... Didn't come to look for me, didn't come to pick me up, didn't come to save me from this great danger...
Cars went by so fast, children kicked and yelled, others tried to catch me, but I didn't trust anyone... I ran and ran and ran... Until I could no longer run... shivering of the cold and of fear I gave up... 

Olivia, left behind in a hotel by a friend, of a friend, of a friend...

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....

Dartel, an unwanted hotel guest..

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!

Licia, Liva and Lisbeth, saved from the most marginal neighbourhood in Sevilla

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,...only his leg,...

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?

Albertito, waiting at the Mercadona...

Albertito was a dog that was apparently allowed to come almost everywhere, on a day he got to come to the Mercadona, where he is owner did her grocery shopping everyday. 

Adopt a cat without a chance...

If people want to take a cat into their home, please think the ones without a chance... 
Kittens are born everywhere, do not buy one... we have so many with a life without a purpose and are really in need of a warm basket, an owner, a home...
We are confronted with it daily, the harsh reality of neglect, unwanted litters and horrible crimes even that thousands of cat are victims of. 

Two poodles brought in, inseperable

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...

Nemo, his life in the campo...

Nemo was bought as puppy by a young couple, and as always everything was well in the beginning.. he was a beautiful puppy, really handsome, very cute... The couple were proudly showing of the beautiful puppy to everybody. The owner thought he was cool and important...

The story of Bro... no extra hotel charges...

Bro was the dog of a Spanish family, when they got tired of him, we received a message... if we didn't find a home for him within 24 hours, he was going to get euthanized. 

Black beauty,... Joana,...

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!!

Dudu was still optimistic, all the way through hell...

Dudu is one of the many puppy mill dogs we have saved, she was sitting up front, without a chain or leash, silently waiting what was going to happen. 
She jumped in the car, spontanious, like she knew it was ok... since them she lives in the refugio, all proud and happy to have a basket and somebody who takes care of her. 
Her ears are deformed, her eyes blurry due to neglect, she was never taken care of, that's for sure. 
She is a funny doggy, little, bit big at heart! Dudu is a good and affectionate bull doggy... 
She will steel your heart, make you happy, her positive and and happy character are a good example for all of us, because this doggy went through hell and is now all happy and cheerful. 
She left her past for what is was and now looks at the future with lots of courage... our happy Dudu, a special bull doggy!

Luna, big and strong, but soft at heart

One of the killing stations closeby will close soon and all the dogs were supposed to be destroyed... they had to leave urgently, people came into action. As always we would take part of the population that was sentenced to death, but an hour after we came back to the refugio, we received a phone call.. 1 dog was left behind, nobody wanted to save her.. who was that dog? Well, bring her over, we are not going to leave her there.. 

Mateia and the little cat from the street

Mateia had a little injury on a leg and to make sure it wouldn't get infected, we decided to keep her in the clinic for now..
She is such a special dog... so sympatic and affectionate
In our clinic there is also an little kitten, the only survivor of a litter that somebody put in a plastic bag in the garbage can.. All her brothers and sisters died, but she survived, what a sad story. 
While Mateia was recovering in the clinic, a special friendship started there between the little kitten and podenco Mateia.. 

The down side of the summer holidays...

The summer holiday is here in full glory, it is busier than ever on the airport, the beaches full with happy people celebrating their holiday. 
Of course we are happy for those people, everybody needs a break every now and then, no worries and think about nothing...
But my thoughts these days go out to the thousands of puppies who are being destroyed in the holiday months, all litters that come into this world, unwanted....
Help support our sterilization projects, help us sterilize the dogs in Spain, or in any place, where these life are not so much worth... we can make a difference... we have to make a difference. 

Diana, Denisa and Duende, saved from hell...

The heat these days is unbearable for humans and animals, but if you are left behind it is extra hard, very hard.
3 helpless puppies, podenco's, were in a campo in the immense heat, where no one wants to come. 
The temperature there is between 40 and 45 degrees... water cannot be found, food also not.. they were left behind to be never seen again. Because in this heat, death is never far away, no protection, no food, no water... no matter how hard they were screaming, nobody could hear them. Like a gift from heaven, somebody came along and brought them to us. 

Conchita left behind on a doggy playground...

She walked up to everybody and wanted to play with everybody... all people who were there walking their dogs, thought she must also be there with her owner... It was when everybody had left and there was one dog left.... Our Conchita... 
The lady who brought her to us, couldn't understand it.. How can you do that? Then we checked if she had a chip but she didn't have one.. The lady asked what we could do for her and we told her, we will take her future in our hands.. it is a real sweetheart, a warm personality and a good character. 

Ava was saved from a well...

Ava has a special guardian angel, it must be!