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April 22, 2018

Our Directrice .....

Our Mafalda, .... little by little she's beginning to relax

She was so very scared. Really terrified. It was all so strange and no, she did not want to be picked up and put in a cage. She could not know, and she would not understand if we'd told her, that scary though it seemed, this was her first step to her new life. To a new loving forever home.

And now ... now it's all worth it little dog. You are home. You may not understand the words but you will understand the love as little by little you begin to relax.

Home - and with a friend to play with.

April 21, 2018

Lucio at home - safe and sound.

Lucio at home !! Hopefully it has not traumatised him too much! Thanks so much to everyone for giving him his chance and lets hope the airport's security will think a little bit, and understand that we cats are just a bit more anxious even than humans when we fly on the big bird.


Welcome cuddles!


Home safe at last.

Miracles exist : Lucio the cat

I've just got back to the UK from a wonderful, but not uneventful week at El Refugio. More impressions to follow. But for now, one of the most eventful of the events ... Fabienne tells the story ...

Miracles exist .... Lucio the cat.

We started our day this morning at 6 o'clock, everything went as normal, busy and without stopping but good. When we went for the flight of the afternoon everything went well ... until ...

Sarah and Joke escorted puppies, and one cat, our Lucio. It was the good soul's turn to go home; he was brought by his foster daddy and ev. But that did not happen, because the stupid man from the Seguridad was full of abuse of power - a jobsworth we call them in the UK. He said that the cat had to go through security without the help of the foster dad. They explained how dangerous it could be and the real possibility that the cat could escape as it was frightened. The arguments went round ad round but the power hungry man stuck to his point of view. He insisted that we 'rescue people' were exaggerating the danger. And so Lucio had to be processed as he insisted and ....
I had just about finished getting our dogs to the plane when the phone rang ... "Fabienne, the cat has escaped, ..."My heart went awry, ... my God! we ran to the Seguridad, and there we heard that he might have escaped through the glass door... we were all suddenly looking around like madmen, ... looking around, asking, ... this could not be true ...

Until suddenly Dianeke walked to the info desk and saw Pascal from Tui running with ...
Yes, with Lucio, ... she had seen him flee and with all her courage and strength she had run after the cat until he crawled into the bottom of something and remained there afraid and then she picked him up and just caressed him, because Lucio is actually a good soul; he had just panicked when he suddenly found himself without his foster daddy ...all those people, all those sounds and .... then it happened. Brave Sarah and Joke tried to stop him but he slipped out of their hands, that's normal with a frightened cat. It means nothing to them at security. But we do this all the time and we know what we are doing. Only today Mister Powerful decided that it was not possible to do it the way we always do it anymore, with all the consequences that resulted from that, ...

There we stood with Lucio in our arms and ... .what now, had he missed his flight?
We thought so until suddenly Joke turned up like a whirlwind, "I am taking this Lucio with me"she said 'And I dare them to ask me to take him out of the basket ..."   and she was gone !!!
And so Lucio flew to his new owners ... thanks to Joke and Sarah, to our hero today Pascal of Jet Air and to everyone who helped, ..

This is the first time in 18 years that we have had this happen ... it was a heart stopping moment ... pfffff ... It is incredible but true, .. miracles exist, ...!

For some pictures of dear Lucio in his new home, please see the next post.

April 10, 2018

Update Antigoon

Our Antigoon feels great in his foster family! Finally soft beds for my already older bones ....

Response to our appeal for Eboli ...

Thank you to Myriam and the events team for the help of 807 Euros for the operation for our little Eboli!

Thanks also to Casa Aesaert for the donation of 230 Euros and to all the other people who helped us, details will follow this week!

There are no words enough to thank you all for the support .... we who all feel the same about the cruelty of the wretches who inflict such pain ...these perpetrators who 'very luckily' we cannot identify ... what a world ...
Little Eboli is doing well ... he wants to live and is a fighter ... so incredibly brave .... once again to all πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

You couldn't ask for a better week :)

Isabelleke on a Sunday ...

A little lady with an enormous heart for dogs.... our foster mum Isabelleke on a Sunday.

Click here for a lovely video from the Dutch Blog.

Manon on her way back to the Netherlands

Manon is proud of her daughter Kelly, and is going back today with some lucky rascals !! Thanks again !!

My old Pasha came along too!

And Kelly with Heli ...

Viviane and her best friend Seja, on the way back again

Thank you very much and good luck with Otello now Wimpie!

Wimpie - on his way home :)

Nouky Beauty and Lily enjoy the sun in WilrijkπŸ–’πŸ˜‰

Fabienne's Dog of the week - Yayo

Yayo is a handsome fellow and also a very nice dog who came to us from the killing station of Torremolinos, which closed its doors. He is nice with people and good with other dogs, but if there is food around, he's best kept apart. Yayo has always had to defend his food in the past, so he does not know anything else, but after a while this will definitely improve. He is an ideal dog for sporting and strong owners who like to walk because Yayo can use some movement and is a strong bear.

He is a loyal and sweet bear who would love to have a warm home.Will you open your home for this sweetheart? For more information, please click here There is also a little video on the Dutch Blog - click here.

Thank you for our new friend

He has found his place - Nino now Dino!

Our beautiful Nacho is finally happy :)

Yay! Proof!!!!

April 07, 2018

Lidl is donating a sack of animal food to a rescue organisation ...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

I have already nominated SHIN, but the more, the better πŸ˜ƒ Click on Lidl and that will bring you to their Facebook page where you can vote.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

April 01, 2018

Zebedeus is doing wonderfully well.

Zebedeus has found his basket !!

All the dogs were saved .....

Film recorded and made by Veerle, also some images from the killing station itself.
There are no dogs left behind in the killing station, all dogs that were there are saved!!!! To see the film, please click here. This will take you to the film on the Dutch version of the blog.

From Fabienne's Diary: Georgia ... raised on a chain!

That's how he was delivered to the killing station ... A disposable object. And then we were concerned about how we could help this poor chap. Of course we brought him directly to the clinic and there Giorgio was operated on urgently. He got his iron necklace as a puppy and as the years passed he grew, with the chain still there. His operation has been successful and his chain has been removed completely ... Can you imagine how this bloke has suffered ... indescribable. Giorgio is so grateful, ... What a world! We are so glad we saved him because he is a sweetheart!

Today we received a "special" dog !!

A foster home or better yet a diamond basket wanted for this sweetheart !!!!

foto van Denise van der Net.

Dear Brandon! Now more than 2 months in foster care, where he stays in a pack. A fun, playful, dog, actually a puppy. Jumping, biting (very softly) and going crazy. He was never allowed to be a puppy, because just a few months old he found himself in the killing station. The only thing he knows is fear, especially fear of man.

What happened to him? We will never know. What I do know is that he is very capable of trusting one person. It takes a while, but then it is also okay. Strangers remain scary for him. Dogs are his friends. Clean? No, but he pees and pees nicely on the towel that is in the room here. He just does not dare to do it outside. Walking is great fun, but also very exciting, so he can sometimes pull. Fortunately he does not jump from left to right. He only has one gear: straight ahead!

Brandon, there's probably a boss somewhere for you who understands you and accepts you the way you are. You deserve someone like that !!! You are so sweet and handsome !!!

Original text: Three brothers and two sisters who were rescued from a killing station at the tender age of just four months old ... Brandon, Qiwi, Rufino, Brenda and Almendra have stayed with us ever since with Isabelleke, a Spanish foster mum. They play with the other dogs to their heart's content and are very curious. Brandon is very sweet with people, but also a bit timid, quiet and shy. He does not dare to ask for attention because he believes that is not allowed, but he quickly thaws once he feels that you mean well with him. This beautiful hunter is a real play bird, smart and eager to learn. He would do best with children because they would be good playmates for him. Another friendly dog in his new home would be appropriate, because he can learn from him or her. Who wants to give this beautiful boy a permanent home where he can still learn a lot and become very happy?

foto van Denise van der Net.

Thanks Gert and Christel !!

Brenda and her husband are visiting the Refugio.

A lot of hugs again from Brenda and her husband !!