October 18, 2018

Fabienne's Diary - Mozart all alone on the street, and barely one month old ...

The little thing could barely walk ... Weighing roughly 1 kg and barely one month old. Yet he was already tough and sure of himself ... Luckily he let himself be picked up and he was brought to us. It turned out that this sweetheart was very sick, ... Which immediately revealed why the poor thing was dumped. He had distemper and was taken into our clinic. He received the necessary care and treatments, and is recovering miraculously well! This little character it is a tough, small, bright, courageous little four-legged friend! So thankful to be saved !!

For more information about Mozart, please click here


Bobette was a regular patient in the clinic for a long time. This week she was finally allowed to go home! But first she was completely checked by the vet.


Our little Pinscher Cuko has been suffering from his knee for a while. This week he was taken to the specialist for an X-ray. However, the X-ray showed up another problem. There were 2 small stones in his urethra. These can cause major problems, and so Cuko had to be operated as quickly as possible. After a 2-hour operation, both stones were successfully removed!

Snapshots of the Refugio

Messi on student Lotte's lap ..... totally Zen!!!

 Crocky helps with washing the dishes😉

  Our Hulk - totally happy with the attention!

Masjoefel thinks that Lotte is a sofa and she herself is a lap dog !!

  How do you do that? Asks Snow?


Are you flying from Malaga to Rotterdam, Eindhoven or Amsterdam and would you like to help?
Then you could fly a few of our dogs to their forever home.
You would really help our dogs.
For more information you can mail to:


On behalf of our dogs, thank you very much!

Fabienne's Diary: Biffy - from owner to owner then the death station, and for no reason.

Biffy was another dog who had belonged to the Protectora that was closed, and so he ended up at the killing station. When he was checked, it turned out that Biffy had a chip, so it was scanned to find out who owned him, that turned out to be an English family, who had already returned to England two years earlier.

When we informed them of their dog's situation, they were shocked. They had given Biffy to the neighbours when they left, because they thought he would have a happy life there ... But at around that time Biffy was thrown over the wall at that Protectora, by someone who drove away with shrieking tires. When contact was sought with their old neighbors, they let them know that they wanted nothing to do with the dog and that he would have to go to his English owners. But these did not want to undertake the costs involved to reunite them with their dear four-legged friend.

Biffy, always the victim of an irresponsible owner. He himself is a born optimist and his tail is working overtime every day. He's a grateful and good dog that deserves better than to be treated that way. He is a social and child-friendly cheerful sweetheart, a cozy gabber, with lots of cuddly toys for you, every day!

For more information about dear Biffy, click here

In memoriam Laika.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

At her favorite spot in front of the sofa.

8 years ago we picked you up from Belgium from Patrick and Nancy.

You had flown to Belgium as a puppy and you lived there for 4 years in a family that we could tell was good to you, you were not a fearful dog but just cozy and friendly and you understood us so well, half a word was enough. You had to leave because of family circumstances, I think your boss had tears in her eyes.

We were crazy about you, you were such a happy dog. You fit in with our Bono (ACE Blondie) and also you had no problem.with the dogs that came to us later  A few years ago you started to become skinny and after research at the vet and later the internist we found out that you had hepatitis. With medication we have been able to keep you on your feet for a long time but in the last six months you started eating less and even though you seemed to be fine from the outside because of your woolly coat, when you were touched we felt your ribs and so on. I prepared everything for you, to get you to eat but it became increasingly difficult.

Yesterday I made the difficult decision to put you to sleep. Our dear vet Ingrid was free so I made the appointment for so that she could put you to sleep at home and this afternoon at a quarter to 5 you let out your last sigh.

I will miss you and always keep a special place in my heart for you.

Rest softly sweetheart.

Ineke and the dogs Lizzy, Mafalda, Henkie, Byron, Ukkie, Tina, Rosali and Boy

October 04, 2018

World Animal Day

Hi everybody,

On this world animal day I want to put our kittens in the spotlight. In the 1st place our black and white ace-cat Cuddle and our 2 other kittens Vedette and Fiesta.
Wishing all the animals a great day.

Sandra & Marleen

Happy Animal Day!

Love from Guusje and Bobby

Would you like to share - World Animal Day 4th October

On World Animal Day all animals are spoiled a little extra, with a toy or a candy.
We would also like to pamper our dogs in Spain on this day with a delicious biscuit or candy.
Make this day extra special for them and make a small donation so that we can spoil them extra. Even if you can't do it on 4th October, our doggies will appreciate it at any time :)

You can donate to the following account:
Solbank Banco Sabadel Calahonda
Account number: ES74 0081 0619 5800 0145 7846
to Animal Care Espana Dogs In Need Animal day
On behalf of our dogs, thank you very much for your extra pampering, we are sure they will enjoy it very much.

October 03, 2018

Fabienne's diary: My Napoleon has gone .

I hoped that the day would never come, ...
My Napoleon, my delicious tubby frog, my strong and passionate character,
My absolute soul mate, but many will say, you still have so many,
yes, and each one is dear to me, but you were just a little more than that, ...
You turned 14, you were the first Bulldog that I encountered in my life,
13, 5 ago, ... in the killing station suddenly something jumped against the back of my knees, when I looked around, I looked into two big eyes, that was you.
It was love at first sight, how I have enjoyed you, my great love for bull dogs was created by you, you
A little man you were, with a delusional madness that you took to extremes - you just knew that you could behave that way because your humor and your personality, were limitless, exceptional.

My little sweetheart, today I had to see you go, my heart breaks,
together with Max and Mozart in less than a month, it is unreal ...
It is a pain that no man understands if they have not known their four-legged friend,
you go deeper than good for us, how I am going to miss you ...
My dear Napoleon, how we loved you ... never out of our hearts, but forever deep in our minds, always, and everywhere, ... my rascal, you were part of me, but I just loved that, ...

A real Napoleon !!

Fabienne's diary: Time for the Podencootjes! And here's another one: Meraki ...

The large dumping of 2018 has begun, ... The hunters rage and take out their frustrations in forest and field on any of their dogs that do not follow or can no longer follow, or who trail behind, and how?! With or without wounds, broken paws, in heat or not in heat, hungry or not, it will be of no concern to them, again Meraki is one of the many, ... When Meraki came in she was very scared at first ... And then she realized that people also have a heart, ... She starts to love this life, but it is all new to her, it is a world she does not know, ... Meraki is very social and sweet, affectionate and very grateful!

Freight from NL has arrived, thank you again very much !!!!!

Thank you to everyone who made sure that everything came to us !!
Our Transport team, who sacrifice their free hours and days for it, our people who donated all of this, thank you very much !!!

Kelly on the fork lift!

Masses of great goods for the dogs

Baskets, food, medicine and much more

Food for our doggies

Even more food. So grateful!

Thank you to everyone for all this.

Fabienne's dog of the week: Hulk, ...

We saved Hulk from a terrible situation ... He was rescued from the chain, young and strong as he is now, he had been so badly neglected. Hulk has a very strong character but is unconditionally sweet and obedient to people now. He is not good with other animals. Not at all. Hulk is best placed as an only dog. He puts on a very tough face to other dogs and a strong guy like him, just don't challenge him. He has to get an owner who knows what he is taking on. American bulls are great treasures if they are raised sincerely and correctly. We are looking for an owner for him who knows the breed and can handle it! Hulk can not live at all with other dogs, the best would be someone who has a large garden, where he does not meet other animals, someone who understands that he is dominant and that he needs discipline. We only have good experiences of Hulk with people, but unfortunately it is impossible for him to interact with other animals.

For information about handsome, please click on his name Hulk

Only three months in prison for starving a dog, in Almeria

A man in Almería has been given only three months in prison because of the death by hunger of his dog who, in addition, was forced to survive for some time by eating the remains of another dog. The convicted man will be imprisoned and may not come into contact with animals for 12 months.
The man in question has received the highest prison sentence available for animal abuse according to Spanish law, in this case three months. The decision to give the highest penalty was taken by the judge in Almería because the man had not given his two dogs food for a long time.

One of these Yorkshire terrier dogs died due to lack of food and general poor health while the other dog was forced to eat parts of the dead dog's body to survive. The second dog did not survive either.
For many, this punishment will not be enough for this animal trafficker, but the judge can only give the punishment as stated in Article 337 of the Spanish criminal record, namely three months and one day.

The dogs died in 2013 and it took no less than 5 years before the man could be sentenced. The dog who died last had symptoms of severe dehydration, cachexia and ataxia and was generally in a very bad condition.At that time the dog was taken alive from the apartment but died 48 hours later at a shelter.

Written by Remco Stoffer on behalf of SpainSites.nl.