August 06, 2022


Saturday 6 august 2022

Hey all,

As you all know, I have been the coordinator of transport and collections for ACE Shin (Spanish dogs in need) for a number of years now and, together with my family, I like to do my bit for the welfare of cats and dogs in Spain.

Covid19 has left a heavy impact on the refugio in Spain, many people took an "outside excuse" dog, which, once the lockdowns were reduced, were dumped on our organisation and others.

In addition, the current economic climate in combination with a multitude of dumped dogs is having a severe impact on our financial ability to continue to provide all animals with food and medication. Also, the forest fires that have been ravaging the area where we are located for the past few weeks have caused sky-high water bills.

Therefore, I would like to make an appeal for massive support and donations to alleviate the distress and suffering of the animals.

I don't want to do this just like that, I would like to offer something in return, because just asking for money is not my thing. In return, I have registered for the famous Bornem "Death March", which starts on Friday 12 August at 21:00, during which we cover 100 kilometres on foot within 24 hours. 

Supporters along the way or at the finish line are of course welcome!

So herewith a warm call to sponsors to support us. The collected money goes 100% to Ace Shin and of course I would be extremely happy if this would result in a nice amount of money. From the 11th till the 25th of September I will be in the refugio in Mijas myself and together with Fabienne and the team I will try to figure out how and on what we can best spend the collected money.

Feel free to take a look at our website or on our facebook pages Shin Fabienne Paques or ACE-Charity Fabienne Paques for more information about our organisation.

Deposits can be made on BE26 7755 9229 2529 with the reference ACE SHIN - Death March 2022.

Whether I will succeed or not I cannot say in advance, but you can be sure that I will do my utmost to reach the finish and earn every euro I have been paid.

I will also post my tracking number and the tracking link on social media so you can follow "live" how it's going.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Christophe Eulaerts

My name is Do and I have been an intern at Ace-charity in Spain for 6 weeks

Friday 5 august 2022

My very first day at the company was quite overwhelming, I had heard that there were many dogs but I had not seen this coming.

Every dog with its own character and golden heart, and every cat just like every dog looking for its golden basket.

So many dogs that have been there too long and see a puppy or another dog leave, because they somehow seemed more attractive .

What would those long-suffering dogs think when they saw their neighbour leave and they were left behind?

Therefore I would like a few minutes of your time to tell you about the little dog that stole my heart in the past 6 weeks.

Seppe is the name of the almost 2 year old podenco mix that stole my heart on my first day.

Seppe has been in the adoption circuit since 10/8/2021 and is almost seen as a long sitter.

I was wondering why Seppe is still here, is he overlooked or not liked?

With Seppe you can really see that he is a cheerful positive little fellow who has his love all ready for his future owner(s).

During my internship, Seppe was called the "tapdancer" by many students because when he saw you coming, he always stood up on his hind legs and sort of danced.

Seppe is a dog that still has a lot to learn but is certainly open to it.

Seppe is really a perfect family dog, he loves the presence of people and would never run away from a good cuddle.

The nice thing about Seppe is that when you call him he comes running to you laughing.

All in all, this dog is a fantastic addition to our family life and I hope that someone can show (and give) Seppe the whole world because he does not know so much of the world that to us feels familiar.

Of course Seppe is not the only dog that is put in the spotlight, but he is the one I hope someone will see and welcome with open arms in his future family.

Of course I want, just like everybody, that all dogs get a nice and loving place so please take a look at the long sitters or the older dogs because they can surely give enough love in life.  

For more information about Seppe, please click on his name.

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Our Jesse is getting better every day ...

 Saturday 6th August, 2022

Fabienne's Diary: My "animales" are 'flown' " ...

 Saturday 6th August ( from diary of Thursday 4 August) 2022

We are allowed to laugh, even if it is not always a laughing matter ... This morning I got a phone call, a heavy strange voice asked me:

"Are you the one who has a protectora de animales" Animales, animales ... Yes, I answered, what can I help you with? And all this in Andalusian.

"Well, I must have my animales, and quickly, because my animales have disappeared, can you imagine, they are gone. Where have they gone? Are they with you? I have been away because I had to go to war and now I am back and everything is gone, goddamn the bastards, everything is gone..."

With me sir, which animales are you talking about perhaps? "My animales hey, my animales hey, they are all gone ..." And there we go again ...

He had birds, dogs and cats and rabbits and,... All left behind,... And sir, how long were you away, that your "animales" disappeared? "Well hey, 3 years , because I am, and you certainly don't know that, I am Kapitan!!!" The Kapitan shouted and it went on and on.... He was a good captain with experience and standing,...

I called Veerle and she too could hear what 'special' people there are in this world. I politely told him that we still had a lot of work to do, and that his "animales" would certainly not have been waiting for him... And so we continue ...

What a dummy! 

(Our Pachon thinks so...)


Saturday 6th August, 2022

Our organisation in Belgium and the Netherlands runs entirely on volunteers ?

The adoption of the animals, from the pre-reservation through the home visits to the arrival and aftercare, the reception, the webshop, the Facebook pages, the collections, the events, the online advertisements, the PR-material, the website, the blog, the virtual adoptions, legal support, etc, etc... This all happens thanks to the unpaid efforts of our volunteers, who do all this purely out of love for animals, often in addition to their full-time 'real' jobs. Without them, the care and adoption of our sweethearts would not be possible, and they deserve all our respect! 

Would you like to be part of this top team or do you have any questions about it? 

If so, click on this link to find out more: 

August 01, 2022

Saturday 24 September - MINI ACE DAG - Ugchelen & Sunday 25 September - MINI SHIN DAG - Overijseleestenloseweg

 Monday 1st August, 2022

Finally it has come. After 2 years it is back. The ACE & SHIN day. Admittedly in a mini form with a dog walk as the main programme, but in the presence of Fabienne and some "Spanish" employees.

Translation below.

Mini ACE wet nose walk 
Hunderloseweg 191

Registration obligatory

Entry 6 euros per person.

Walks start at 11 hr, 13 hr, 15 hr

Food and drink available at  Bospaviljoen t' Leesten

Translation below.

Reunion with the Spanish team

Mapped out walks

Demonstrations with police dogs

All dogs welcome

Social gathering with snacks and drinks

Participation 6 euros per person

Please register in advance via

For the ACE day and how to register, go to:

Look for the SHIN day at:

We look forward to seeing everyone again!

Team ACE | SHIN 

July 29, 2022

On the way to a new beginning ...❤️❤️❤️❤️

 Friday 29th July 2022

Friday 29th July 2022

... We wish all these darlings and their new families a very very happy life together.