The ACE/Shin English Blog

July 25, 2017

Four beagles saved from the university laboratories ...

Four animals used for testing, all Beagles, came into our hands after they had been used for experiments for many years ... Something every animal friend abhors, the things that these poor wretches have had to undergo, year by year, day by day, hour by hour, for their entire lives. Thanks to the help of an acquaintance, we were able to save 4 of them, for which reason, even if it's a drop in the ocean, we're glad they got the chance ... None of us understand why testing has to be done on animals. They could do it another way, in my opinion animals must have animals, there Could, in my opinion, serve others ... But we are not going to talk about it here, we're keeping it clean.

Xantos, 6 years old
Zander, 6 years old
Remy, 6 years old
Denise, 8 years old

Every one of them has dull eyes with little spark. They have never known a real life - their feet are full of wounds from countlless paintful injections that hurt , their fur is dull and lifeless. Their power and desire to live increases every day,  now that they can walk and run around their cage, or even on the meadow, for a while, as long as the heat permits (it is very hot right now). Their first walks on the meadow were tentative, as they put their paws on grass - their first taste of freedom hit us all ... Tears bring tears to your eyes, thinking of the suffering that these beasts went through, but ... Even though they are now in a shelter, they are free ... Denise, a female, looks the most weakened and exhausted, but they are all sweet and friendly ... Our commitment is to make these 4 happy and give them a chance to recover happy, that's our goal, ... Together with all of you, that's what we're going to do!!

July 23, 2017

Vagebond is wonderfully happy in his golden basket!!

Darling Vagebond was rescued from the street with his friend Senior and then found another special friend in his kennelmate McIvfor. Senior and McIvfor both found their golden baskets and now here's great news about Vagebond.

Vagebond is great with the kids, walks well on the lead, listens very well and cuddles a lot. His boss can not imagine life without him anymore! In short, it's a match made in heaven

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

SN Brussels Airlines lets us down again - always problems with our flights on Brussels Airlines ...

Sundy 23rd July

We are regularly here at the airport with our dogs who are booked on a flight with SN Brussels Airlines. But always problems.

This time all was in order, the official export documents, Traces, were in order. Above all our in order Traces, but above all our lucky little darlings who were about to fly home. At first everything was fine .... then it wasn't ... then again they said it was OK. And then it changed again - not OK. You keep calm and you hope ... then finally you get the positive confirmation ... so the dogs are checked by Security.

Fortunately, after all that, they are allowed to join the flight -10 min later. Sorry they are not allowed ... The reason? Not enough oxygen on board for the dogs .... despite their having been booked and confirmed ....

And this is where we stand ...

The yo yo's of Spain led by SN Brussels Airlines ... please people book NO more flights with SN Brussels Airlines ... we can not count on them ... it's so frustrating ...
We drive back home with our dogs who could have been on their way home ....
We do not have another flight ... we are too short of flights and so we cannot now get all our dogs home ...

Enfin .... we have no choice.

We drive back to the refugio and have to put them back in their cage for the second time ...
This is always happening when we have flights with SN Brussels Airlines ... incomprehensible ... !!!

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

July 22, 2017

Our black beauties: Brody

How could anyone resist that smiley face!

In a big group you wouldn't notice him. Brody is an inconspicuous, young black doggie...but that's just when you don't know him. He's a simple chap who clearly has inherited the good Labrador gens. He's sweet and playful and gets along well with the other dogs. 

We noticed Brody in the killingstation and we know by experience that black dogs are not very much in demand here ... We took this young dog out of there as quickly as possible because his life was in danger. Brody wil surely become a loyal, inquisitive and affectionate mate for his new owner. 

This dear chap has a lot of potential. For the fans of black dogs and labradors - who wants to give Brody a new chance to find happiness? You can visit him at his foster home in Belgium. For more information - click here. And for information about adopting please email, quoting his number 8531, 


Lito: what a difference a year makes!

2017-07-17 / 2016-07-17 Lito

Yesterday it was 366 days since I had the good fortune to pick up Lito from Schiphol - an unimaginable trip, certainly for a sick dog, but the emergency was great, very great. Any risk would have been more than worth it, because otherwise this dog, in his condition, would have only six weeks to live.

Every effort had been made to get this nice four-legged to Belgium in time, which was absolutely unclear given the Spanish legislation on animal welfare.

But on 17/07/2016 it happened - that's how he had spent a lot of the summer, waiting, but with a some freak chances, landed at Schiphol - to the amazement all the locals on the spot, including the Dutch volunteers. The attached pictures are obvious.

But we achieved it, with huge thanks to Dr. Tom Hendrickx who discovered the correct diagnosis  after Lito's arrival, and started treatment. Tom = My Forever Hero!

Despite the cost tag, I have not regretted that I have chosen for the LITO option: he is and will remain until his last breath of life, "mon petit prince"

I would like to tell you more about our coming walks / activities at SHIN - so watch this space.


Before - such a sick doggie

Skin and bone!

What a difference - loving care, excellent treatment makes a transformation

Happy and healthy

Homer (now Jochie) - so happy

I would like to let you know that Homer (now called Jochie) is doing very well. On November 19th I picked him up at Schiphol and got a warm welcome. (we had chosen him before before when I was in Spain for three days).

He's a lovely huggy bear and you can't get enough of it ... ..

It's going very well with the other dogs (also from ACE), and he already has a girlfriend.
From left to right; With ACE Jim (now Flo), Dodge (now Knor), girlfriend Janssen and Homer (now Jochie). This is what my little pack looks like on an average weekday 😃

A walk on the beach with his sweetheart.

On a visit.

And his own pack, his great friends and family ... .. family ACE.
My BIG LOVES Flo, Jochie and Knor.

It is going well with everyone and they and we are very happy with each other. What a happiness to have such a full and harmonous love.

Thank you to all the lovely people of ACE that you have made this possible and of course Fabienne.

Love from us.


Would you like to see and follow our dogs in fostercare in Belguim and the Netherlands?

foto van Rita Lageveen.

Take a quick look at this group:

This way you could meet your future soulmate - have a look and see if theres a match between you and your pack! Really recommended!