I haven't posted much last weekend or this one. When I am away I don't always have access to the technology I need for the blog i.e. my computer :)
Also, I am preparing a feature on our beautiful and very dear oldies and it's taking some time to put together. I may just do a few at a time so there aren't too many gaps in the posts.
I will certainly be posting again at the latest mid week.
So once again, I am really sorry but will make it up by doing lots more posts shortly.
October 15, 2017
I just saw the pictures of IRMA and ISAMAR, on the blog. They arrived at Schiphol on 13th October. We have had their third sister ISIA (now renamed IZZY) with us since 16th September. She is clever, obediant and occasionally a joker. She had already adjusted after just a month. I thought it might be nice for the other owners to know how she's doing. Here are some pictures.
When our volunteers were searching for a mother in distress after we'd ad a call about her, they suddenly came across Loulou, who was in a very advanced state of neglect. This oldie had a huge bump on her body, her skin was in a terrible state, she was not making a fuss about it. This weak dog came to them for a hug and didn't want to leave their side.
Suddenly, her owner showed up. He told them that a horse had stamped on her and she had been walking with this lump ever since. He hadn't done anything about it. Even though she looked so bad, he had nothing to say for himself. " What did they expect him to do about it" he said? He shrugged his shoulders and said, "Take her with you, I don't need her any more, I have no more use for him."
Loulou did not look back once, she jumped straight into the car and became one of ours ... Finally she is getting the care she needs. Loulou has a warm and sweet character, even though she has never known love.
Milka Puffy was probably dumped at a very young age. She lived in a cat colony that gets food everyday. We try to be in time and sterilize as many as possible, but unfortunately there are sometimes cats when we are not in time.
This sweetheart with a gentle character and focussed on people, was found in the stem of an old tree, together with her kittens. When we wanted to take them, we saw that none of the kittens was alive.... the mother kept licking them like she was hoping that they would come back to life... but help came too late.
We took Milka Puffy with us, all confused and fighting for her kittens. She was rushed into surgery... the circumstances she had to live in were inhumane... Milka Puffy is slowly doing better, is being taken good care of and is now an affectionate cat. Click here for more information.
We all know how these innocent, defenseless dogs, and so many other animals, come into the hands of laboratories.
We were able to save a few from the university of Cordoba - 4 of them were lucky enough to come into our hands, thanks to a vet who wanted to give them a bit of hope after years of being used for testing.
Xantos, Denise, Remy and Zander are saved. In the beginning they were in shock but we are all so surprised at how well they have adjusted.
How they come up to us for a nice cuddle and are immensely thankful for every cuddle, every pet on the head... they are beginning to play, are going to the play field with the other dogs... it was a surprise how happy they still can be.
Denise, the female is the most timid one, but she is happy to cling onto you, the tail wags so hard once she knows you.
The boys were more assertive - happy characters. It will be really worth it to give one of them a warm basket. Beagles are lovely dogs, always in a good mood and they will make you smile everyday. Whatever happens in your life, they will always be there with their funny ways. They have good characters, are ocassionally a bit stubborn but even that can be discussed...
Also Einstein, Tango and Yerik are still waiting for their golden baskets... everyone a true sweetheart. Give one of them a chance... they are the most thankful sweethearts...
October 08, 2017
Our merry active little Snowball was washed and trimmed today by our students. Now we need a nice home for this sweetheart ...
For more information about Snowball, please click here.
Our beautiful oldie Kimba has also received some extra attention from our students today, walked, washed and brushed! She loves it. And this older lady also needs a loving home.
For more information about sweet Kimba, please click here.
For more information about sweet Kimba, please click here.
Mich and Micheline were found in the cats colony, just up the hill from the Refugio. They have a good time with the cats ... they are clever puppies who kept going on their funny short legs, still loving humans despite being mercilessly dumped. Mich, is the black fellow, and Micheline, the brown girl, both are about 4 months old and real babes.
Last night there were 2 flights. On the first flight Dolcita arrived, a little black lady. She was picked up by her new bosses, who had already enjoyed a week in Spain.
On the 2nd flight, Elisa, Willem and the 2 pussycats, Joana and Bau arrived. Willem is going into fostercare, so he is still looking for his own owner. He's a cute dog very happy and very sweet. The 2 pussies went to the same owner. Bau was wearing a collar so they could tell them apart. Elisa was already sitting on her new owner's lap.
The owner of the kitties and Willem's foster mum had each brought a bag of treatss for the rest of the Refugio.
October 07, 2017
The season of horror has begun again, ... The hunters are driving around and everywhere you look you can see neglected Podencos, Galgos and other types of hunting dogs.
Some are in a worse state than others. Nathan is one of those. We do not know how ol he is yet, and we know even les if he will make it. But he is in our hands now and there is hope at least.