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Alice a female of about 4 months old and Cooper a male of about 1 year old showed up outside someone's gate. No chip an no one knew them.
They are both in our shelter and seem inseparable. Alice the pup simply will not leave his side. They just adore each other. Asking the impossible but would be great if they both went to the same home. For adoption inquiry please private message me or tel me on (0034)626942427
alice & cooper abandoned

Anne Georgsson has just spent two weeks helping out at the A.I.D Dog Shelter and left today and will be returning to her home in Stockholm. Our thanks go to this kind lady.
These volunteers are of great help to our rescued dogs with socialising, walking, playing etc...
If you wish to stay in our caravan at our shelter and help for one to two weeks maximum, please CLICK HERE





ZEENA - Left us today and she will soon be with her new family in UK joining another little dog that this family adopted from me in 2017.
The Story:
Zeena (6 years old) is part of 6 old dogs that were left homeless because their human mum died.
Friends homed 3 very quickly and we at AID took on the other 3. We had nowhere for them and they had to be put somewhere and we had no room at our shelter, so we put them in boarding kennels with donations raised for the first month and then our charity paid for the remaining couple of months. Finally one went, then Jack (the jack Russell) was homed here and Zeena, which was previously reserved, finally left today. A happy ending for these 6 little old dogs.
A big thank you to Barbara & Lisa from Laguna Kennels for their very kind help And also to Paul from the pet transport company *For the love of dogs and cats*

The lovely and kind volunteer Yvonne Russell made some yummy doggy cupcakes for our rescues at the A.I.D. shelter and also banana bread for the humans.













This is Sara and this morning she flew to Belgium along with 2 more doggies. Many thanks to Kate Hayes for fostering Sara and to Christel Arca Noah for all their help with the flight and adoption x






I have had a plea today from *Suspiros de Cuatro Patas* association in Mijas. They trapped these two young male Shepherd cross and have nowhere suitable for them apart from this space in one of their homes and they need room to move about as well as socialising as they are very nervous. We have made room at our shelter for them and they are coming to us a.s.a.p. and my team will get to assess and work on them and hopefully and eventually make them suitable for homing, but could be a long road? fingers crossed.
We need to carry on maintaining a good quality of life for rescued dogs. Any donation small or large will be gratefully received. Thank you

Yvonne Russell comes all the way from Marbella to volunteer at our shelter at Pizarra during the week for as many days as she can and the other day she bought all these very useful items to help clean the pens, not only that but she also has a heart of gold with the doggies in our care.









Yet again the kind Birgit Bibi linssen anDMarcus Linssen have sent us a parcel containing Pipettes for our rescued dogs, also dog and cat food, and other things. Many thanks to the them and those that have contributed from the group Bibi & friends for paws



carmela carmela
Carmela is soooo friendly. Still cowards as you approach but tail never stops wagging. A little tug at the leash and she now willing to go for a walk and is getting on with my other dogs and is a delight. However it is going to take some time as I think she has been beaten, also looks like she had always been previously tied up judging by the bareness of her neck. The Elizabethan plastic collar is going back on in a minute as I am curing the wound and don't want her scratching and also taking off her stitches.
Carmela is now at my home in a kennel, not the ideal situation but at least she can rest and relax and she is being introduced to my dogs and will possible joing them in a few days inside the house. I have done a short video which you can see in the comments box as I cant seem to be able to do video and pics together?
I do mention in the video about stitching up a section on her head but apparently it will have to heal as it is. I am washing and using scar cream as given and prescribed by my vet.
She hid in her kennel bed when she came home this morning but this afternoon she got up and came to nose all my dogs and not a problem at all. It will be a slow recovery as everytime I go in there she cowards in her bed but her tail does not stop wagging.
Was supposed to pick her up from the vets today but her blood cells are now much better so they will open her up tomorrow to sort out her inside infection problems and sterilise at the same time. This video shows the difference after operating on the head injury and several days rest at the vet with antibiotics and wound cleaning. I attach a video from today (in the comments box)
The bill at the moment is 475€ and will be around 700€ after the sterilising. I if anyone can please top up the existing donations, it will very gratefully received. Thank you
Our specialist vet has opened the wound and made sure it was clear of any infection etc and stitched her up again although because the wound is old perhaps a couple of stitches might come apart, but majority would be ok. She he has been through a rough time, you cannot see how skinny she is until your rub your hand along her body and all you can feel is skin and ribs.
I asked for a blood test and to my surprise she was negative Leishmania and Erlichia but she has very bad Anaemia due to an infection inside her from her previous litter. The vet said that I could pick her up today if I wanted to, but needed to keep cleaning wound and give the antibiotics but I decided that she is better off quiet at the vet and I told them I would pick her up on Monday.
The photo attached is from when she was rescued and went straight to the horse vet. The wound looks round in shape with a lot of damage to the ear we still think someone caught her next to the ear and head with some sort of instrument.
*The photo is very graphic and it shows the wound alive with maggots*.
We could do with some help towards the possible high bill, because although we have the furniture shop bringing in funds, they are swallowed up with our dog shelter costs, so any euro you can spare towards these types of cases we will be truly grateful. Thank you.
I WENT AND GOT HER TODAY (Change of plans) and met with the girls that rescued Carmela.
Left home at 4pm and got her to my vets at 8pm. A long drive but worth it just so she could be down here. The horse vet in Seville did the best he could, cleaned the wound, stitched her head. Tomorrow my vet will re-open the wound and make sure that there is nothing damaged on the head and will proceed with whatever is necessary, I have told him to go ahead with whatever is best for her and not worry about phoning me with the cost, simply get her sorted.
I am picking her up Thursday (11 July) and taking her to a specialist vet that we use, who will most probably open up the wound to see and then operate if necessary, so she will stay at the vets over the weekend. Looks like someone tried to kill her by hitting her on the head with an axe or something similar and caught her on the side and she run off?. She is relaxing today and on antibiotics. Apparently she was taken to a horse vet and he has cleaned the wound and stitched her up and put a drainage, so that's good for now. Sorry for the graphic image. Carmela as we are calling her, will soon be with us and we can start the long process of curing her and getting her trust.
Help us to help cases like this, we cannot do it without your help. If anyone wishes to contribute towards this girl's operation, treatment, well being and long stay with us, please use the donate button. Any donation small or large will be of great help. Thank you
At first glance they think someone might have used a hatchet on her . Her wound is being cleaned up and given antibiotics and getting rid of all the maggots around her ear. We are making arrangements to pick her up as soon as possible so she can be seen by our specialist and decide what they can do. Don't know the extent of the damage and we hope it will not be serious enough to lose her ear?
It's a 3 hour drive there to where she is and 3 hours back so I am looking for someone that can collect her and bring her back. There is a possibility that someone from Seville might bring her or meet me half way, otherwise I will go and pick her up myself. I will update a.s.a.p. (new pic in the comments)
This little girl has not showed up for food but they are keeping an eye out for her and will call me if they manage to catch her
What a sad situation
Her ear is hanging off and full of maggots and looks like she might have lost his eye?. They are trying to catch this dog in Seville but no luck. They said what do they do if they catch it, they have no funds or where to put it. I have offered to take it from them and put in into under our care at A.I.D. and pay all me medical bills but I am waiting for an answer. So sad


A big smile on my face today
This morning Lenny (with George) from my shelter, finally went to Holland to meet his new family. It's been a long road but worth the work and the tears.









This is Graham and Emma Wickham, a lovely couple I had the pleasure of meeting the other day. They are here in Spain on just a few days visit and the main purpose was to come and see our shelter because they saw us on TV last January in the series Bargain Loving Britts in the Sun Costa del Sol and they were moved by our work. I agreed to meet them and show them the shelter and explain what we do, as I am a great believer in grabbing every single moment if it means the plight of the animals out here is seen by as many people as possible, so hopefully they will spread the word when they get back home. I want to thank them for their interest in what we do and the very kind donation they gave our charity to help the animals we rescue Graham / Emma Wickham
This is the kind Suzzane Turner holding Merlot who is now 6 weeks old. She is fostering 10 pups for our charity as they needed to be moved and we had no one else to turn to and she offered to help. Anyone that has fostered pups will know what a delight, headache and worry it can be and when you have 10 that will grow possibly big, then it is not an easy task.
Any donation small or large will be gratefully received. Thank you
Their story:
Merlot is part of a litter of 10 pups from an abandoned mum in the countryside. We don`t know the dad, but this is the mum and the pups will probably grow medium or possibly large. They are now safe in foster care, getting the best food and plenty of love and as soon as they have all vaccinations and paperwork ready then they will be ready to travel, usually at 15 to16 weeks old.
suzanne foster

Another stray
This is Pancho about 6 months old and the poor thing has Parvo. We put him in Hospital several days ago and no sign of inprovement apart from yesterday where he had a tiny bit of food, so fingers crossed. He will have to stay at the vets this weekend and we hope we have good news by Monday? Poor things they don't ask for these horrible things like Parvo and Distemper. His bill up to yesterday was probably about 200€
Please help us to help more cases like Pancho


A BIG THANK YOU to Sue Lang & David They have only just got back from the UK to their home in Marbella and straight away have offered to once again come up to our dog shelter in Pizarra and do some jobs, walk dogs etc. Well today the Annex play area was cleared of all the weeds. Good job it was cloudy, but even so very hard back braking job, so I am very grateful to these lovely couple shelter clean up

Tomaso & Alicia have been helping out at our shelter all week. They came from the UK, stayed in our caravan and were of great assistance walking the doggies, playing, feeding, cleaning etc... We thank them so much for their kindness.




tomaso and alicia
This is Duke - Only 50cm high. Probably 5 years old? duke
He was found laying on the ground dehydrated, full of Fleas and Tics, which have now been sorted. He has been tested and has very high level Leishmania and we need to start his treatment, which is expensive. Please help us to help cases like this one click here to doante, any amount large or small will be gratefully received and will go towards his vet bill and treatment. Thank you
This is Patrick Courtney who came from UK topatricck our shelter here in Spain as a volunteer for 7 days and has just left a couple of days ago. We and specially the dogs will miss him
Our thanks go to all these lovely people who come and give up their time with our dogs to walk, feed, play, clean, sponsor, adopt and more...
SALVADOR left & SARA right
A lady we know approached us about taking <salvador & saravacío>on two 16-week old Mastin cross pups that a Goat man says he found (I don't believe him) Anyways they were in a bad condition and are now in foster. They have been de-flead and wormed, had their 1st Parvo vaccs and a blood test has been done so let's keep fingers crossed.
If you can help towards the vet bills we will be very grateful. Thank you
For adoption inquiry please PM me or tel 626942427

We have been in contact with these lovely couplesalvador & sara over several weeks and yesterday they came and fell in love with Sam. They are back Monday to collect him, change of ownership etc...
2nd pic is Sam in Alicante, 3rd pic at our shelter.
Part of our story about Sam:
We don't normally get involved in rescuing dogs from Dog Pounds and when we have space it is for the ones in our surrounding villages, which are in the streets and to stop them from starving, or getting run over or ending up in the Pound but every now and then we break our policy and this is one of those times where we are going to help 2 dogs. Some women are looking for help with Sam, they took him out of the local Pound in Alicante and had nowhere for him as they have other dogs so he is at present in boarding kennels and they cannot afford this.
We do not know yet what they will need to have done at the vets so any small donation large or small will be gratefully received.

This is the information I have received about the local Pound from a Spanish lady:
In "perrera"Cereco kill station ,extermination camp. They kill without tell, without names, absolutely in needed. They will kill them in any moment without tell us, without names, absolutely in needed.

The “perrera”, kill station is in Crevillente, Cereco, extermination camp, I have read in the newspapers they have complaints about killing dogs by injecting them with bleach and other horrors, about they kill even before the days that the law establishes that we have to wait for if the owner to appear, they have complaints for many things. The dogs are in cage without going for a walk, they are not allowed to take them out, they are not published anywhere, they do not even name them because they do not want to find families, just kill them and leave a hole to take another and kill again ... They do not accept the option of leaving the shelter with a foster home either, a whole horror. They do business collecting from the town halls.


Nana & Lako with their own caravan.
These two oldies could be with us a long time so a special area was built for them. We need your help to maintain a decent life for our oldies at the shelter so please donate what you can towards their upkeep. Any amount wil be gratefully received Thank you

Nana's Story:
This old Mastin female, which we rescuednana long term in August 2018 was 9 years old and looks like she had been abandoned in an Olive Grove and in a bad condition. How long has been around, no water or food. What can we do we are full already with others waiting to come in, but could not ignore this poor dog. Luckily a friend of ours has taken her in till things are sorted out. What a state she was in , covered in sores, had tic fever, absolutely covered in fleas, *high level Leishmania* and in a starving condition as well as a very bad rope or collar burn marks on her neck from being tied up a long time and seems to have a hip problem? She is now one of our long term dogs. Please help towards her care

Lako's Story:
He came from a pound in Galicia. He was lako long termtaken there after he was hit by a car, which broke his leg. He received NO treatment and had to wait 21 days in case his owners turned up. A rescue group took him in as no one else would. They took him June/July 2016 with an untreated broken leg. It was then operated and pinned. The rescuers asked us for help and now is in our shelter. He currently has Leishmaniasis.
Unfortunately there are complications with his leg and have decided that to amputate would be the best option for Lako.

I collected Bonnie this morning and she bonneiis on her way to Malaga airport to meet her new family in Holland. Thank you christel arca noah verbist for your help Here is George saying goodbye to Bonnie, he has been doing a great job looking after lots of pups. So many abandoned pups needing help

Animals in Distress (A.I.D.) and Last Chance Animal Rescue (LCAR) are working towards merging.
Both rescues have been involved in in-depth discussions for many months now with respect to preventing A.I.D. from closing due to the concerns about Jan and I about our age and welfare, which has to be seriously considered... which leaves only 2 choices, either close the charity or ensure our life's work continues as it is our utmost desire.

With the devastating up and coming closure of some extremely well respected rescues in our area, Malaga can ill afford to lose another through ill health, or retirement or pressure of work load... therefore our 2 rescues will actively stride towards combining our resources this year with a view to Last Chance taking over A.I.D. in January 2020 and continuing all the great established works such as the dog shelter in Pizarra as well as the furniture warehouse and auctions, along with a team of volunteers from both rescues.

As from January 2020 and for as long as possible my role and Jan's will mainly be to carry on raising funds via the furniture warehouse, auctions and other events in order to help the animals that will come under the care and responsibility of Last Chance Animal Rescue at the dog shelter and in foster homes.

We hope and pray that everyone will support us in this new venture, for the sake of the animals and the future of the wonderful positive things hopefully yet to come where both sets of supporters will come together to allow the A.I.D. legacy to carry on under the umbrella of Last Chance Animal Rescue.

Together we are stronger, Teamwork makes the Dream work.


Today he came to see Jan & I at the Animal In Distress Furniture Warehouse and presented us with 770€ which was our part of the funds raised for the 4 chosen charities in this year's walk. I also want to thank all the people that helped on the day as well as the walkers, which include Harley Dave, he rallied up some support from The Usual Suspects - Malaga, which are helping our shelter by raising funds for our new acquired land and building, which has been called The Doghood Annex and these lads (some quite old, lol) are raising funds to make sure the rent at the Annex is covered.
Thank you and well done for the funds raised on this annual walk and all other walks that this wonderful walking group achive.

What a great Sunday afternoon at the joe & jan AIDAnimals In Distress (A.I.D.) event at Valparaiso Restaurant, Mijas. We had 85 guest including Pat from FAMA charity and Christel from Arca Noah charity. In total we raised 1498 euros to help the animals. This is a fantastic result. We thank Richard Seymour (Mad Rich) for being the D.J. for the whole afternoon and giving his time for free, also ABBA tribute for a great performance, also IBEX Insurance For sponsoring ABBA and also the restaurant and staff for a lovely meal and good service throught out the event. Thank you all for the great support
Bertie went yesterday to his new home BERTIE ADOPTEDin Belgium.
1st pic is George from our shelter saying goodbye
2nd pic volunteer at the Dutch airport with Bertie.
Wishing him a long and happy life and thank you to the AID volunteers for taking such good care of him.
Charlotte Abrahams and Julie Ansell charlotte and julie volunteerswere is Spain for a while and contacted me as they wanted to help at the shelter. They have been helping us out the last three days and whilst they were here, they also purchased some treats and toys for the doggies. They will be missed by all. Thank you ladies xx

Our charity does not normally get involved sam rescuedin rescuing dogs from Dog Pounds. When we have space in our dog shelter it is for the ones in our surrounding villages, which are abandoned in the streets and to stop them from starving, or getting run over or ending up in our local Dog Pound but every now and then we bend our rules and this is one of those times where we are going to help 1 or 2 dogs form this horrific Dog Pound.
These women were looking for help with SAM, they took him out of the local Pound in Alicante and had nowhere for him as they have other dogs so he is at present in boarding kennels and they cannot afford this, but they are looking for people in their area to take a dog so they can save another from this Dog Pound.
This is basically the same problem all over Spain and the rest of the World

We do not know yet what Sam will need to have done at the vets and transport from Alicant to Malaga is needed, so any small donation large or small will be gratefully received.

This is the information I have received about the local Pound from the Spanish lady:

In "perrera"Cereco kill station ,extermination camp. They kill without tell, without names, absolutely in needed. They will kill them in any moment without tell us, without names, absolutely in needed.

The “perrera”, kill station is in Crevillente, Cereco, extermination camp, I have read in the newspapers they have complaints about killing dogs by injecting them with bleach and other horrors, about they kill even before the days that the law establishes that we have to wait for if the owner to appear, they have complaints for many things. The dogs are in cage without going for a walk, they are not allowed to take them out, they are not published anywhere, they do not even name them because they do not want to find families, just kill them and leave a hole to take another and kill again ... They do not accept the option of leaving the shelter with a foster home either, a whole horror. They do business collecting from the town halls. They have contracts with many municipalities of many towns and provinces, collect many dogs and cats a year. Looking for information from “perrera” Cereco with people I know or on the Internet only very horror comments.
Cereco says in newspaper, the latest dates: of 555 dogs the y have killed 166, one every 5 days of average. Adults and not small dogs. Puppies and little dogs they don´t kill them.
The photos are about some years ago, a person no Spanish took them, he worked tryieng help animals.

Objetive data about complains:

*In one of the main newspapers in this country, Spain, and asociation who work to rights of dogs tell about this kill station of Crevillente, Mark Lewis said, "One day each week at the collection centre in Crevillente, they close all the heavy doors to the public, usually on a Friday, to kill dogs and cats collected during the previous week, to make space for the next week's consignment. The in-house incinerator is fired up to immediately destroy the corpses and any evidence of previous owners. The Cereco statistics (death toll) are never made public."

*A poor mastin 7 months in the kill station of Cereco in 2018 in this horrible condition,
they could not kill him because he was in a judicial process.

*Objetive data.
On one of the main newspaper of " provincia " area of Murcia, another "provincia" where Cereco has a lots of contracts with towns to take the dogs to its kill station: "the company in charge was Cereco, which has been denounced on many occasions, both by animal organizations and by individuals, among other things for violating the 15-20 day period of refuge of the animals and sacrificing them within a few days of their entry into its kill station, as well as cruel and inhuman, as with injections of bleach and all with the consent by inaction of the government team."....KIll station Cereco has a lot of contrats with the most towns and city in the "provincias" absolutely large areas of Alicante y Murcia. Then an really very large number of dogs that collect, under the conditions explained and demostrated in the publication .It is necessary no more to look the other way, no more silence, no more consent by inaction", this is equal to complicity...

* Data that Cereco gave to the newspaper,
"Cereco, between 2016 and 2017, 555 animals have been collected and 166 have been killed, one every five days according to the average". The headline totally contradicts the content. I only ask for help for the next 166, which are not small adult dogs, I do not look for confrontation with anyone, quite the contrary, collaboration for these dogs. And always immense gratitude to whoever helps, all the wonderful people who help. * Inspiring, wonderful people who work hard for the animal well-being

"Pilar de la Horadada, Alicante - The City Council of Pilar will fulfill its electoral promise that the abandoned animals collected in the municipality will not be killed, no more contrat with kill station Cereco, attending to the pressure of no-Spanish neighbors"

Data that Cereco gave to the press, "Cereco, between 2016 and 2017, 555 animals have been collected and 166 have been killed, one every five days according to the average".
The headline totally contradicts the content. I try to help for the all that possible save their lives from the next next 166, which are not small no puppies dogs

A couple of months ago a couple came marc is adoptedto our shelter and fell in love with Marc, but could not take him yet as they were going back home to Holland and said they would talke him in May when they would be back in Spain for good. Well today was the day and we went to the vet to register him with his new family.
1st pic is with with his new mum.
2nd pic with George from our sheelter saying goodbye.
3rd pic in foster as a pup, which after a few months we had to put him in our shelter.
An English construction worker who temporarily works here found Marc one early morning. Upon leaving his caravan, where he is temporarily staying, he saw Marc sitting alone underneath. Four weeks old and already smart enough to sit next to the toolbox so that he could be found. Because the worker was about to return to England, he asked us for help. Marc is named after him!.
Marc has a lot of energy and likes to learn, playful, good with other dogs and likes long walks.
Alfred - Caesar and Luther on their way to alfredthe airport this afternoon to join their families in Holland and Belgium.
ALFRED and another dog were found in the mountains.
CAESAR was part of litter of 6 pups found in a plastic bag.
LUTHER was part of 2 litters (10 pups) found down a water well.
Good luck to all of them and thank you to our shelter for doing a grand job on them and Arca Noah for all the help with the adoptions
caesar luther
Photo of George and Patch at the shelter this morning-
Patch finally departed today on his way to Eindhoven airport to meet his new family from Belgium.
His brother Panda flew 28th April to another home. All the best for these two lovely little dogs
Wwe were told that a male and a female Bodeguero were abandoned in the countryside by a family that went back to their country. A lady and her friend started to feeding them for a couple of months. The female was seen to be pregnant but would not come near. She had her pups 4.01.2019 and the ladies eventually got the pups when they were just over 7 weeks old. They are now under our care and will be ready to travel as soon as all vaccinations etc are done. These are two very lovely pups which will be small when they are older
This small Breton was starving when first bretton abandonedseen and covered in large tics. A kind couple have been feeding it whilst they were here on their holidays. The Farmer/hunter only used him once a year and the rest of the time he is chained to a tree surrounded by his own filth and getting food when the man felt like it. As you can see in the photo, the dog has a shelter for the weather *A CUT-OUT IN THE END OF A FRIDGE*. By the time the dog goes inside, the chain will just about be long enough and possibly pull at the neck with the weight. Makes my blood boil, pfff. This man has been persuaded to hand over the dog. I have taken him to the vet and all you can feel under his coat is his ribs. We have done a passport, chip, tic and worming treatment. Next week we will do a blood test and start his vaccs, then when he has put on weight we will castrate him. He is now under our care in one of our foster homes..
Please help us to help cases like this. Any donation large or small will be gratefully received.
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Lorrie & Lotta flew to their new home last night. Wishing them a long and happy life and thank you Arca Noah for your help.
Part of 2 litters of a total of 10 pups found inside a water well where the pump system was and they were all huddled up together. Unfortunately there were 11 but one fell into the uncovered well and drowned, you can see floating in the last pic.
I took them to my shelter, they were smelly, dirty and slightly frightened, but after a while, most started to show signs of friendliness. They are all being cleaned up and fed.
lorrie lotta
PANDA the Bodeguero pup (in the blanket) pandaand other doggies, met their new families yesterday at Amsterdam airport.
Wishing them all a long and happy life
Left of the pic is Jasmin, she came from the jasmin volunteerUK for 12 days to volunteer at our shelter and today she said goodbye to Panda who is flying to meet his new family this evening.
Good luck little one. Your brother Patch will also be flying soon to another family and thank you to Jasmin, the shelter and Arca Noah
We were told that a male and a female Bodeguero were abandoned in the countryside by a family that went back to their country. A lady and her friend started to feeding them for a couple of months. The female was seen to be pregnant but would not come near. She had her pups 4.01.2019 and the ladies eventually got the pups when they were just over 7 weeks old. They are now under our care and will be ready to travel as soon as all vaccinations etc are done. These are two very lovely pups which will be small when they are older
4 pups flying tomorrow morning very early to their new homes.Lando, Luna, Levi and Libby. Wishing you a long and happy life with your new families
Panda is also flying Sunday to his new home.
Thank you to all involved, specially christel arca noah verbist
levi libby
3 pups gone to new families in Belgium.
Calvin yesterday, Lilo this afternoon and Lucas tomorrow.
Photo of Lilo with George Fifield and Elena at our shelter. Have a good live little one------------------------------------------------------------------
Part of 2 litters of a total of 10 pups found inside a water well where the pump system was and they were all huddled up together. Unfortunately there were 11 but one fell into the uncovered well and drowned, you can see floating in the last pic.
I took them to my shelter, they were smelly, dirty and slightly frightened, but after a while, most started to show signs of friendliness. They are all being cleaned up and fed. I took them to my shelter, they were smelly, dirty and slightly frightened, but after a while, most started to show signs of friendliness. They are all being cleaned up and fed. Each pup will get a health check, followed by worming and when they have settled what will follow is: 3 lots of puppy vaccinations, rabies vaccinations, chip and passport
At Last Calvin went yesterday to his forever home calvinin Belgium. He was in our foster home as a pup and then went to our shelter when he was a few months old. All the best little one xx His brother Caesar will also be flying soon
Pic of Calvin leaving the shelter and George Fifield saying goodbye.
Calvin born 1.02.2017 was part of a litter of 6 pups abandoned inside a plastic bag and placed in a container when they were 5 weeks old.
Well I did say to George that no one wants the extrapool car tires, what shall we do with them?
So he went and put up the child pool that I took in the other day and this was the result for the doggies
Pic of George and Joey.
I Picked up Joey from our shelter this afternoon. george with Joey, who left for holland He is flying to Holland and I so pleased because he will be joining his previous kennel mate Jimmy, who was adopted by the same family last January.
Joey has been with AID since a pup. He eventually had to go to our shelter with the rest of his brothers & sisters.
He was born Nov 2015 and at last he has his own family. Good luck little one. Thank you George and volunteers and thank you Christel Arca Noah for all the help with the adoption and flight with both dogs
7 rescued pups coming into our shelter7 pups abandoned this Saturday, that is a total of 25 so far in our care. Simply cant take any more now . Pics show only 6 and the mum. Please help if you can, puppy milk is expensive, special puppy food is expensive, but our 24/7 love and care is free.
The AID play area for the dogs housed play area for the dogsin the Doghood Annexe is now completed thanks to the Usual Suspects crew.
Went to Malaga airport this morning and collected caroline and neil volunteersCaroline Winter & Neil Turner, our 4th set of volunteers for this year. They have come over from UK and are staying at our shelter for 1 week helping out. What a lovely surprise when they bought Jan and I some cookies an crackers as well as loads of much needed dog collars, which they have been collecting for quite a while. Thank you so much for your help in the coming week x
Do you want to come to my house on a marus and bibi on a visitrainy day and meet my long term dogs? This is Birgit Bibi Nielssen & Marcus Linssen after being greeted. Of course, having bags full of treats makes all the difference to synchronised jumping up, lol
Been to the vet. Her mouth andcat in a bad condtion tongue are white.and after investigation and blood tests, it turns out she has Leishmaniasis. Well even the vet was shocked as he has only ever heard of one case of a cat with Leishmania.
STORY: Was hoping for a peaceful Sunday morning, pfff (LIVE IN HOPE). Jan informs me I had a sofa to deliver, then a phone call from UK that a good friend of ours has passed away and then another call about this cat. WHAT NEXT?.
Someone we know has had a box left on their steps. There was a cat inside very thin and with a growth under the chin. We are not taking in any more cats at the moment but how could we say no to this poor little thing? We have made space in a separate section of cattery and will introduce to the other cats in a few weeks time.
This little soul will go to the vet next week to see what the growth is?.
If you can help with any donations, they will be gratefully received. Thank you
We were contacted last night by Michael Nicholls because this dog was found yesterday by the side of the road with bad skin condition, very thin and a piece of thin rope so tight around his neck that looks like he could have been strangled and perhaps the dog run away or simply left to die, his head was very swollen. I told Michael to take to vet to do a chip check but no chip found and the dog was put on a drip overnight. We shall never know the true facts but yet another sad case. We have no room at the moment but we said if they could foster the dog, we will pay all the vets bills including this large initial one and hopefully I can eventually find some room at the shelter by moving dogs around. He is at the vets at present having treatment for his skin condition, ears cleaned, blood test to see whether he has Leishmaniasis and what has been affected.
If you can manage to donate any amount towards his vet bills, it will be gratefully received.
We cannot help these cases without your help.
Thank you
Location: Coin, Malaga
The 6 Mastin cross pups arrived today. bath time for the rescued pupsThey are only about 7 weeks old and that makes it 18 in total at the shelter now, so please don't phone with more as we simply wont be able to take them. Our two volunteers Mel and Zoe who arrived last Saturday from Jersey were busy getting them bathed as they were very filthy and also full of fleas. Thank you ladies, a job well done. They are being wormed and will soon have their vaccs, chip passport etc... so that they are ready for adoption.
If you can help with their upkeep, e.g. towards the expensive puppy milk and quality puppy food to give them a good start in their little life then please use the donate button. Thank you
We helped out Adrianne Williamson we gave some food for her animals today with food for her dogs. So many people out here that have saved dogs but are now on harder times. We cannot help everyone as our shelter's needs must come first, but we help people when we can and if we can for the sake of the animals.
Our first volunteers for this year zoe and mel - volunteers from jerseyarrived at our shelter a couple of days ago. Zoe & Mel from the UK. They are here for a week helping out with all sorts of things at the shelter. We are are also very grateful for the fund raising they did back home. Today they presented me with an unexpected donation to our charity xx Our little Foxy is yet again in the pic. That boy simply loves everyone
Wowww!!! last few weeks getting desperate for kennel space. We are rearranging our adult dogs yet again to make room for more pups. A short while ago we had a litter of 10, then a litter of 2 and now Tuesday I am collecting a litter of 6 Mastin cross pups of about 7 weeks that have been dumped in a box outside my Spanish friends house and she cannot cope with or take any more.. They must have known she also rescues animals and just left the cardboard box outside her door. We will get a pen ready and buy some Puppy milk and quality puppy biscuits so they get a good start, as well as worm them and start vaccinations. Poor little things, just so many discarded once the mum has finished weaning them
I met up with Jose this morning. jose needs food for the dogsHe has just come out of hospital after a serious operation. Jose has 21 dogs and hardly any income, just the odd job to feed himself and his dogs. Last year we sterilised 15 of his dogs and every now and then we provide him with dog food, between 6-10 x 20Kg bags.
Please help us to help the animals, it is not always just about the ones in the streets.

These are the 5 new pens, which 5 new pensThe Usual Suspects helped to raise the funds to pay for the cost . At the moment they are being occupied by 5 new comers and hopefully we might be able to introduce a couple of them in one pen once they know each other better, so they can share company. Please support the fund raiser and help us to help the dogs that come into our care.
Click this link:

My lovely Bruno with his new family in Belgium. bruno adoptedFelt so sad when I took him to the airport the other day. He has been with me since a young pup and slept in my bed.
He now has all the attention and not sharing it with another 17 dogs at home. He is a gentle quiet dog and ideal for the situation he has gone into. A happy life to you my sweet xx
This morning I said goodbye to Adali, adali she is going to meet her new family in the UK. She is the last of 4 pups to be homed. They were all left in a cardbord box outside a pet shop.
Photo of George at the shelter saying goodbye to Adali.
A big thank you to everyone that has helped
She is going via Joanne Smart
These 10 pups are about 8-10 weeks10 abandoned pups old and look like from 2 different litters. They were found a just inside a water well where the pump system was and they were all huddled up together. Unfortunately there were 11 but one fell into the uncovered well and drowned, you can see floating in the last pic.
I took them to my shelter this morning. they were smelly, dirty and slightly frightened, but after a while, most started to show signs of friendliness. 1st pic is of them arriving in the cages. They are all being cleaned up and fed and you will see in picture 4 that they were already playing with toys.
Last 2 pics shows the wells.
Each pup will get a health check, followed by worming and when they have settled what will follow is: 3 lots of puppy vaccinations, rabies vaccinations, chip and passport and we hope we can eventually find them a forever home?
If you wish to contribute towards their upkeep we will be very grateful. Thank you x
For adoption inquiry please PM me or email me at
LOCATION: Pizarra, Malaga.
Sad reality is that the majority of people forgotten dogswant a pup or a perfect adult. So what hope do some of these dogs under our care have? There is nothing wrong with these dogs if placed in the right environment, but they get overlooked and will probably spend the rest of their lives in our shelter
Just sharing as I am so happy to see updatesjose finds a home at last of our rescued dogs with new families, specially Jose as he was very close to my heart. He went to Belgium of January and found himself in 10cm of snow, but he loved it. Jose has been with us since the beginning of 2017 when we took him in as a pup. We had him in foster but due to circumstances we had to place him in our shelter and has been there the last 18 months, but now all that is behind him and a new life ahead
Last year we helped a couple of men we donated dog food to 2 unemplyed men with 21 dogsthat were unemployed and were doing small jobs to pay for their dog food and some food for themselves. They have 21 dogs and we operated on the 15 that needed sterilising at the time, we also homed 4 pups they had and we also provided food for the dogs. Well th situation has not changed much this year and now one of the men is in hospital and the dogs re not getting much food. He told me they get through 1 x 20kg bag every 3 days. We have donated 10 x 20kg, which hopefully will last for one month. Please help us to carry on helping others. Any amount will be gratefully received. Please use the donate button. Thank you
Apart from Max the Mastin and Lola the black dog, we have also taken in 2 dogs that have been loose around the mountains and people were feeding. Meet Alfred (Grey) very friendly and Asser (Brown) a bit shy at the moment, but wants to be friendly, both being castrated next week. We have also taken in 3 dogs from another rescue so that is 6 adult dogs into the shelter and 1 into foster and today another into foster, all in just one week. Plus another 3 the week before. That's 10 adult dogs in 2 weeks.
alfred asser
I said no more dogs for now, yet 3 days ago lolawe took in MAX, the 12 year old the White Mastin left out to fend for himself for a long time and suffering from what we now know was 3 Hernias, two of which were dangerous, which have been operated on and we thank everyone for your kind donations. He also had Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis.
YESTERDAY WE TOOK IN LOLA (as we call her) She has been taken away from a very bad situation where she was hardly being fed and the lady owner was kicking her all the time. She is now in temporary foster and under Animals In Distress care. Here is a quick video from yesterday from the foster home. You will see she needs to put on weight and she is very wobbly on her back legs. We are putting her on a very good food and being fed 3 times per day and hopefully she will soon be on her feet. She will be having blood tests soon and we hope for good news?

This Mastin male has been fed by someone maxs abandoned at an old agewe know out in a field for the last two years and at the moment he is having problems eating.
We have been contacted to see if we could help him with the vet bill and we have agreed. He was checked for a chip a while ago but no response from the information in it. He is 12 years old and has to be operated on two hernias to the total of around 450 euros.
We have also been asked if we could take him in at the shelter for two weeks whilst he recovers, so we are making room for him. Then he will be collected and put out on the field again in a box that has been constructed?
Somehow I cannot see that happening!!!
Please if you can help us to help him, any amount donated will be gratefully received.


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Tonight I took Bob the Waterdog Malaga airport (1st pic)
He went to Amsterdam to meet his new family and his mate Elf was adopted today and will be going to UK 1st Feb.
This is their story:
This is BOB a Spanish Waterdog that had been by the road side for about 3 days with his friend Elf, a Spanish Bodeguero. We don’t know how long they had been abandoned, but both were very thin. They are both very friendly
bob elf and bob



ROY - He is a kind natured dog of about 2 years old and gets along with everyone.
Roy was found by a couple whilst walking their two dogs, there was no one around and Roy simpoly followed the couple.
Will soon be castrated and will have passport, vaccs etc....

Harley Dave got in touch with me a while ago because he wanted to see how *The Usual Suspects Crew* could help the AID shelter. Well he came along with Marc Van Steen Marc (who will be pushing to raise funds) both decided that the Crew will try to sponsor the new warehouse and land next to our shelter and today several of them came along to see our work with the animals. What a great morning with some kind people. The lads brought dog food, toys and a few also gave me a donation towards the shelter.
There was also another great surprise when I met them all this morning as Alan Nicholls from Rambling with Al was also there to present me with 255€ raised at their walk and would like it to go towards this new project, This rambling group has raised so much money for charities and we are very grateful, see it here:
Looks like quite a bit of money will eventually be raised by the Usual Suspects and will help towards the monthly rent for the new warehouse and land. Thank you all for a great and kind gesture.
By the way, loved all the Harley’s
DAVE JOE MARK the usual suspects crew
Alan Nichols presenting a check to AID

We have rented a warehouse and land next to the AID extra kennelsus so that the animals have more space as well as being able to help more dogs that come under our care.
The previous tenants cleared all their items before they left and the warehouse was left I good condition.
We then went in with a power washer and disinfected the walls and floors and gave everything a clean before we started to erect a storage area for our tools, dog blankets and all sorts of things as well as erecting 5 dog kennels of about 4m x 4m.
We have also had several loads of river gravel delivered, which we will spread on the land as it gets very muddy when it rains and I am sure the doggies will soon start digging holes, lol.
We need funds to help pay for the metal pens, which at the moment is 1300.00 euros and more gravel for the land will be required in the next few weeks so we guess the total will be about 1700.00euros to get the job finished.
In the last 3 weeks we have also started to do lots of work at our main shelter and play area to a total of about 4000 euros, which includes roof over a caravan, two very large play pens outside, Large drainage area alongside of the main dog kennels, roof to the entrance to the volunteer cabin for protection against heat and rain, 2 puppy pens with concrete floor, large drainage gutter in front of 4 outside pens and much more….
Please help if you can, I know money is tight but every little bit helps towards this large project.
You can donate via Paypal to and choose Friends & Family so that they do not charge us commission.

Or via bank transfer marked *New project*
ACCOUNT NAME: Animals In Distress (A.I.D.)
BANK NAME: Cajasur
LOCAL BRANCH ADDRESS: Ave. General Aranda, 29100 Coin, Malaga, Spain.
IBAN: ES40 0237 0629 60 9165261773
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0237 0629 60 9165261773
Thank you

the AID extra kennels the AID extra kennels
the AID extra kennels the AID extra kennels
the AID volunteer cabin 2 new floors
kennel gutter  
Our lovely Laura left for Malaga airport this morningLaura departs for Holland 1st pic and flew to meet her new family in Holland 2nd pic and 3rd pic, far right. Have a good life and hopefully your sister will be adopted one day xx
Her story:
Laura and her sister were found when very young abandoned in the countryside wit no food or water.

Skinny is just over 3 years old and this Skinny arrives in Hollandmorning he has gone to Holland this morning to where he will meet his new family. He has waited a long time but finally it has happened. Wishing you a long happy life.
Until recently, Skinny stayed in a foster family, but due to private circumstances, he went to our shelter. It took some time for him to get used to it but he does it very well. New environment, new dogs, new people, he doesn’t matter. He enjoys the walks and is happy in his night stay with Ariel. Yet this is not the real home for all dogs. Skinny deserves a real home, he is very loyal to the people and super with other dogs. Skinny runs neatly on leash, well with other dogs and well in the car.

His story:
Skinny walked, pretty confused, on the street between moving cars. A Spanish woman saw that he was almost hit and picked him up. She brought him to our store. After a night at the vet for observation, he is now safe in one of our foster homes. Unfortunately he had no chip so we do not know who his owner was. He must have lived on the streets for a while because he was covered with ticks and very thin. That he has had a home is certain because he is happy with the other dogs and cats with the foster family. He is a very sweet dog who deserves a chance. This breed is known to be very loyal to their boss. Who gives this sweetheart a chance, you get a super loyal dog!

Skinny is a very loyal dog, boss-oriented and certainly will be able to walk free after a good training. He is an active dog and loves to walk a lot.
Beni at last is homed and he met his new familybeni with his new family in Holland yesterday. His little face so worried when he arrived at the airport but will soon settle down as he is such a nice boy.
Good luck in your new life.
Part of a litter of 4 males and 2 females, that came to us at 6 weeks old. They are from a Spanish man that is barely making a living and a dog came to his land and made his female pregnant. She is now being sterilized. These pups are cute and very healthy and should grow at least to medium size
4 year old Ginger is finally homed. ginger finally in a new home
He is going to live in Alora with the nice couple in the photo.
Thank you Lorna Barford & Gary for bringing him to our attention 2 years ago when he was in need and thank you also for helping with his operation as well as sponsoring him xx
In November 2016, he appeared at someone's home hungry and with a bad eye. The lady took him to the vet to look at the eye and medication was given and later on an operation was done to the eye. He can now see a little from the bad eye and he seems to be happy. The main thing he is away from the street where he might have not survived? Problem is that because he does not get on with cats due to shortage of food etc, we had him in separate enclosure that is far too small for him and had no quality of life. However he has improved so much and now is in mixing well with all the cats in the cattery. He needs his own home and the freedom to come and go as he pleases. We simply cannot believe how extra friendly he is. He loves his cuddles and will follow you everywhere.
Yesterday we had a wonderful get togetherpre christmas lunch with the AID volunteers at Restaurante Los Candiles. Should have been 17 of us but 3 could not make it.
Jan and I treated them to a pre-Christmas lunch with drinks.
It is the least we could do for all their work at our Second Hand Furniture Warehouse and the AID Shelter.
Thank you all, it cannot be done without you xx
Staring from first lady at the front and going clockwise are:
Brenda - Warehouse
Margaret - Shelter
Janice - Warehouse
Ruby - Shelter
Michelle - Shelter
Peter – Foster home
Paul - Warehouse
Vince - Warehouse
George - Shelter
Martin -Shelter
Joe - Shelter
Sally - Shelter
Ann - Warehouse
Tracy – Warehouse & shelter
And the 3 missing were:
Ken - Warehouse
Ella - Shelter
Sonya - Shelter
VITO AND FOSTER DAD Peter Maters vito in holland
Vito flew to his new family this evening.
Here he is with foster home Peter Maters saying goodbye and also his arrival at Eindhoven airport along with other doggies.
Vito was found wandering along the countryside, with no food or water near by. Have a good long life little one xx
The other day I met up with Fede and I fede from AYDAPAAbrought him a few bags of cat food. He along with his wife Sensy Pericas run the charity ADAYPAA. These good hearted people had about 60 cats and last year and now I believe a possible 80? And are always looking for good homes for the cats, and also need help with food and vet bills. Here is Fede with the cat food and believe me when I say that it will not last very long. Last month I left 200€ at the shop so they could draw from it for cat food. If you can help in any way, please contact them
Met up with Alex Huber today, from donation of food to AlexArco Iris charity and gave him 10 x 20kg bags of dog food but he could only get 5 into his car as he was full of items from his stall at the market yesterday. I also paid off 200€ from his large vet bill. We also help him with 5 x 20kg bags of food every month.
Alex is another person that has suffered with the rains, his road is cut off and he cannot even put the food in a barrow and wheel it to the house so it is a long walk of nearly 800 meters carrying everything. If you can help him with his vet bill that will ease off the pressure as his animals always come first
In October 2015 we had a call from Angela mika finally homedOvenden about a mum and 6 pups that needed help. Angela kept the mum and after a while we homed the pups including Mika, but not long after she came back to us as things did not work out. Since then Mika had been overlook while in foster care and a few months ago her foster wanted us to take her back as the situation at home was changing so we put Mika in our kennels. We could not believe it when we had a call from the family that adopted her brother Marko when he went to Finland when he was a few months old. Mika was going to be joining her brother and this lovely family 2 years after she parted from the rest of the pups. Well after a couple of failed volunteer flights, the adoptee decided to come to Spain and fly he back. The lady flew in this morning at 10.00am and was leaving again today on another flight at 4pm. I met her at 2pm at the airport and I have to admit that even though I have not fostered Mika, I got so chocked up that she finally has a forever home with her brother and that the cycle with this mum and pups is finally concluded. I am sooooo over the moon.
Here we are at the airport with Mika’s new mum. Wishing her a long and happy life xx
Well after taking in the two dogs two days 2 abandoned pupsago that are in a bad condition, I had a call from Jill Stonehouse yesterday. She was doing a house clearance in Coin and saw these two pups under the shed. I am full at the shelter and other places, but after several phone calls I have managed a temporary foster for a few days until I can work out where to put them until a forever home can be found. Only 7 weeks old, full of fleas but quite friendly. Worming and then vaccs will follow
new pens
Any donation small or large will be gratefully received.
Due to lack of volunteers, we have had to get paid builders.
They are erecting fencing as we need extra holding/play areas for our adult dogs so we do not have so many dogs together in one pen when they are outside relaxing or waiting to be walked and this will also avoid any possible scuffles. They are also concreting two outside pens for our pups/young dogs so they can be out on a sunny day (see last pic). Plus they are doing other jobs for the benefit of the animals and the whole lot will probably be in the region of 2000euros. I have used this guys before at home and are highly recommened by us, good prices, fast workers and very professional. Coin Gardens do landscaping, gardening, swimming pools and more…
If you wish collaborate please click the donate button where there are set amounts to donate or simply press the button *Other* to enter any amount.
Thank you for your help
bob the waterdog elf the Bodeguero
We have collected these two dogs, a Waterdog and Bodeguero, no chip. The Water dog needs a good groom and could be very thin? the Bodeguero is for sure very thin. They are in our quarantine area at the moment as there are no free pens available. They both seem good friends.
Sad to think they have probably been lost or abandoned for a very long time. Hoping someone will recognise, but I doubt it?
These are the 4 Waterdog cross pups (8 weks old) that needed help and she was looking for foster homes.
I just happened to see the post and I had some pups leaving for new homes so I contact her and I offered to take them and find them homes, so now they are under our care at A.I.D.
Turns out a farmer left a box of 5 pups outside a man’s home that runs and exotic animal shop and the man took them to his shop and was giving them away free as he only stocks pure breed, by the time I got them, one had already been given away. So we have 4 girls but they are more like Mastin cross than anything else, must take after the dad?  
Unfortunately many people don’t realise that we all get so many calls and emails and that we simply cannot save them all, but do what we can and when we can xx
tammy tommy
One yesterday and two more today.
Tommy and Emma flew this evening to Holland to meet their new families.
Tommy is part of a litter of 4 pups found on the side of the road and they are all homed now. Emma was thrown over someone's garden fence
All these 5 pups have been fostered by Peter Maters
1st pic with Tommy going to Holland
2nd pic with Emma going to Belgium
Thank you to everyone involved and a happy on long live for these little ones
Trish flew this evening to Holland to meettrish adopted her new family.
She is part of a litter of 4 pups found on the side of the road.
Her sister Tammy and brother Timmy flew on the 24th October and the last pup Tommy will be flying tomorrow with little Emma who was thrown over someone's garden fence (pics of these two tomorrow)
All these 5 pups have been fostered by Peter Maters in the photo .
A big thank you to him and all that have helped..
We have been waiting a long time for LunaLuna (as she is now called) to find a forever home and 4 days ago we sent her to her new mum in Belgium.
Reason for this post is that her new mum noticed a limp when she gets up after sleeping but then seems to go away. We noticed a couple of times a limp but as young dogs play so rough and one minute they are limping and the next they are not, so we thought it was just the usual sprain in dogs. However she took her to the vet and the result is her kneecaps are loose. It’s called in vet terms Patella Luxation. She will need an operation which in Belgium will cost around 1200€ and if it is left untreated she will have problems as she gets older.
I feel so sorry for this lady because 6 years ago she adopted a little old dog from us and a short while ago he passed away at the age of 16, so we were hoping our little girl would fill that missing gap in the lady’s heart, which it has. We do not really want to bring Luna back and put her through the stress and she would still need the operation here in Spain before we find her a new home. The charity cannot afford 1200€ so we are asking for your help. I know it sounds a large quantity but just one euro from everyone on our friends list would pay for the operation. So please help, it is less than a cup of coffee. Help us to help Luna stay with her new loving family.
Please use the donate button where you will also find other options for less amounts than shown on the buttons .
Thank you xx
Has been a long day today and to finish it off my wife called me to say she met two holidaymakers that found two female pups of about 7-8 weeks old pups.
I went to collect them, then went to vets for a Parvo test, which was negative and then I saw they had several fleas, so the vet sprayed and rubbed some frontline and there must have been 50 fleas jumping out and dying on the table and the majority were around the face, usually we find them down their back near the tail. They are now in our shelter as I don’t have a foster home for them. They are nice and warm and having a good sleep with full bellies We have called them Maisy (the Brindle) & Misty (the cream) she has blue eyes

Tammy and Timmy went to Malaga airport yesterday and flew to Amsterdam with two other dogs to meet their new family.
Pics of Peter Maters who fostered these two lovely pups and also pic of arrival at Amsterdam. Thank you all that made this possible xx


Tight for room but just collected a litter of7 ABANDONED PUPS 7 x 8 week old pups from a lady, 1 boy and 6 girls. A stray dog got into her land and made her spaniel pregnant and she has been trying to find homes for them for ages but no luck. They are all under good care now. The mum is being sterilised and paid for by A.I.D.
The lovely and kind Birgit Bibi Linssen and bibi and marcus donation to AIDher husband Marcus came from Holland to Spain for a few days to meet and play with our dogs and the ones from another charity. I took them to our supplier to have a look around for items they needed and to my surprise, they left 500€ for us to take food out as required. These kind people as well as their group Bibi & friends for paws do some fantastic fund raising for the dogs we rescue and we are so grateful. While they were here 4 parcels weighing 40kg each arrived and we shall open them this weekend if the weather gets better as we are told they are full of goodies for the dogs and cats.
Thank you so much xx
Jools & Judith arrived last Thursday from volunteers at the AID shelterHolland and are going back on the 14th. They are staying in our cabin at the shelter and have come to volunteer in whichever way they can, walking the dogs, feeding and cleaning them etc.
They just told me they want to get to grips with the donated caravan that we collected this week. They are striping some of the inside, cleaning and making it habitable for some of our special case doggies and also for our dog walkers to stop of for a coffee in between walks. So kind of them. Thank you
We want to thank Pablo a lovely Spanish donated caravanman that loves his animals. He heard we were looking for a caravan and he offered his one, which we collected yesterday via Guzman’s tow trucks in Coin. We spent 45 minutes in his plot cutting branches etc so we could get it out and all went well in the end. The caravan will come in very handy for our dogs at the shelter that have problems and require a more comfortable accommodation to stay and sleep in (rather than a kennel). It will also be used by our dog walkers to have a rest and a coffee as the main cabin is used for our volunteers from abroad.
We had to pay for the transport and now we also have to pay for a metal corrugated roof and posts for over the caravan. This is a must for the heat in the summer and also for the winter as some water comes in. We are going to wash the outside and a good clean up inside as well as some minor repairs inside.
If anyone can help with a donation towards this, it will be gratefully received no matter what amount. Please click this link: Thank you
George Fifield our Shelter supervisor long term dogscame to see the 18 dogs we have at home (most are long term) and he brought with him the two shelter volunteers Nicole & Sophie, which are here until Saturday then return to the UK. Well, as you can see my doggies love new visitors and like to make them very welcomed

Do you live in Holland, UK, Germany, Finland or any other country and would like to volunteer at our shelter in Spain for 1-2 weeks in 2019?
Take a look at our video and also go to this link for information, as well as photos of some of the volunteers in 2018.

lpay area 1 play pens
`lay area 2 pens

1st & 2nd pics are of our daytime play areas where our rescued dogs can run around or relax until they are taken for a walk. 3rd pic is our other play are where different groups play together. All dogs from abut 1pm-4pm go back in their kennels for siesta, see 4th pic. They have a great life and are well taken care off by our fantastic volunteers, but you cannot beat having you own forever home so please if you want to adopt, take a look at all the lovely dogs in our website
We have a new and low adoption fee of 150 euros, which includes:
EU Passport.
Health check.
Vaccinations for Mediterranean diseases.
2 Vaccinations against Rabies.
Micro chip in your name.
Blood test for Leishmania & other diseases
Transport fee to another country is extra
If you wish to donate towards the upkeep of the shelter and all the dog's needs, then please use the donate button where you can make a donation from 1 euro or more... THANK YOU


Huge thank you to Jan and Aid Joe Safont Ruiz of Animals in Distress (AID) for the alfalfa and sugar beet for the horses. With all the rescue dogs to take care of things get a bit tight. This is a a big help and you can see from the photo it was very much appreciated. And thank you to the AID guys for delivering it too

Poppy left Peter Maters today, her poppy homeD in UKfoster home for the start of a new life in Wales, UK. Have a long and happy life with your new family xx
This is her story:
As my wife Jan was driving home just now on our dirt track, she saw movement and a brown thing in the bushes. Turned out to be a Podenco girl of perhaps 8 weeks old? Very thin, ribs showing and starving. At first she thought a wild pup? But managed to get her to come to her hand with a bit of fresh ham she had just bought. She was not expecting such a friendly little girl? So probably dumped? She is now save with us.
Yet again birgit bibi linssen, marcus linssen and the group bibi & friends for paws have gone to all the effort and gathered or collected all these lovely bibi donationitems and bagged them all up into 4 boxes and sent them to our charity here in Spain. So much effort goes into planning all this and we are very grateful to them, the people that donated the items and anyone else involved in putting this together xx
Thank you all xx
Sad world we live in. Had a call this morning about an abandoned Mastin dog in an Olive Grove in Coin and in a bad condition.nana found  starvng How long has been been around, no water or food. What can we do we are full already with others waiting to come in, but could not ignore this poor dog. Luckily a friend of ours has taken her in till things are sorted out. What a state she was in pfff. My wife collected the dog and half way to the vet the lady that originally called said there was another one, which Pat Waterhouse has now taken in. Not sure what condition hers is in but this one is covered in sores, has tic fever, absolutley covered in fleas, *high level Leishmania* and in a starving condition as well as a very bad rope or collar burn marks on her neck from being tied up a long time and seems to have a hip problem? The female we have has a chip and the owner has been contacted. Turns out that he gave the 2 sisters to a friend in Monda but the chip is still under his own name and not his friends. I have contacted him and asked him to sign the dogs over to us and Pat or I was going to denounce him for not reporting the dog lost and for not getting his friend to change chip over to his friends name. He has agreed to meet me in the morning to sign the dogs over.
They are about about 9 years old according to the chip on the one we have and with all her problems will be hard to home and will be costly to put her right. If you can donate any amount we be eternally grateful. Thank you

A SAD POST FOR US at Animals In Distress (A.I.D.)
After 8 years our Charity shop aid charity shop opposite Mercadona in Alhaurin el Grande will cease trading as A.I.D. on Thursday 30th August at 2.00pm.

This decision has been in the pipeline for quite a while now and has mainly come about due to our age, our health, the fact we also have the Second Hand Furniture Warehouse, we have the Rescue Shelter as well as 18 dogs at our home and the fact that we are always short of volunteers in most aspects of our work. Just simply too many things at hand.

We simply could not walk away and close the shop after all the effort that has been done over the years in order to help the animals, so it has been offered to the local animal charity Arca Noah and they have accepted. We ask you to carry on with your support at the shop so that they can also help more animals, a task which they have been doing for about 10 years.

The shop will be closed for 3 days:
Friday 31st of August, also Saturday 1st September and Sunday 2nd September.

Arca Noah will be pleased to see you at the shop as from Monday 3rd September.

Animals In Distress /A.I.D.), will still carry on trading to help the animals but only from the Second Hand Furniture Warehouse, which was set up to finance and support our dog shelter in Pizarra, which is where we keep most of our rescued dogs (others are in foster) and we hope to see your continued support by visiting our furniture warehouse.

Nothing else has changed, we will still be doing our regular monthly auctions at La Peña Asfahal and also other events now and then.

Thank you for all your support and thank you to all the people that have volunteered at the shop over these past 8 years.

I have a pup coming next week for 1 week due 4 abandoned pupsto an emergency, then on Monday I have another one that a lady has found and I said I did not have much room but would squeeze it in somewhere and with that, I get a call from my wife saying she heard some pups crying down a dip by the side of the road and she could not get down there, so me and Peter Maters went to investigate and in the bushes we found 3 pups. We could not hear anymore but kept searching and we found a 4th one. No mum on site and next to the 3 pups was a towel, so looks like they had been dumped
We gave them water and were really lapping it up poor little things, then we went and got puppy milk, puppy biscuits and starter pate.
The 2 on the left of the pic are males and the two on the right are females.

Leanne Posthuma and Chris Zwennis leanne & Chris donationare two lovely girls from The Netherlands that decided that rather than go on a beach holiday, they would volunteer at an animal shelter and after much searching and investigating they chose ours. The dates were agreed with them and they finally arrived at Malaga airport where we collected them last Wednesday.

Yesterday I had a lump on my throat and got a bit emotional when they gave me the most fantastic surprise.
Ever since it was agreed that they could come and volunteer, they had been creating a 29 page album with photos from how the two have been friends for 13 years and showing me the passion for animals and how they raised funds to help our charity by asking their friends to save bottle tops. They also made and sold cupcakes, clothes, made dog toys, etc all to raise funds. They also put a money tin at their local stables and at a grooming salon. Leanne also asked her parents about help if she reached a certain number grade in her studies, which she did and they gave her 3 times that , which was 77€. They also got donations at their school. Their initial goal was to reach 300€ but they actually raised 910€ but last minute donation made it 920€

These two have really gone all the way to help the dogs in our care. They are at the moment in our shelter walking dogs and other duties and we will miss their great help with the animals when they leave next Thursday.

The money raised will go towards paying off bills with the 4 vets we mainly use.

This is ANITA. She is about 9 weeks oldanita abandoned and today someone came into our shop with her, saying the found her in the street and the vet sent the person to us. She was full of fleas and ticks. We took her straight to the vets and was treated as well as de-wormed. Again we have her in temporary until she can go into foster next week with Karen Hayes. We think she will be middle to large?
For adoption inquiry please Private Message me.
Location: Malaga, Spain.
This is Lottie. She was found by the rubbish lottie abandonedbins with another pup. She is being fostered by Karen Hayes and Peter Hayes and will soon be having her vaccinations etc... For adoption inquiries please go to:

A desperate happy ending is needed urgently. lako needs helpFor this old boy was left to die twice, 1st in the road then the kill station. He was taken to a pound in the North of Spain and left untreated for 21 days which was the required time to see if his family came looking. No one came. A rescuer in the area saw his leg was broken and he was in agony and believed he deserved life. Many pleas for help failed for many reasons, space, money, time. He's had his leg pinned and is pain free. The rescuers have come to us and he will be taken care of by our volunteers at our shelter. He is taking treatment for Leishmaniosis. The main treatment will be expensive but after that it will be cheap and he may recover entirely. After all he's been through, help us fix his broken heart and put a song back into his soul. HELP US FIND A LOVING HOME.

This is a short video of him

For adoption inquiry please fill in the form in this link ,which will then be forwarded to the rescuer.


Joan Bookman contacted ICELANDS in Fuengirola and they allowed us to have a stand and ask people if we could help with filling their shopping bags at the check-out for a donation?
These 6 lovely ladies, Sally Seymour, Carmen, Joan Bookman, Ann Holloway, Tracy 1 & Tracy 2 (as we call them ) were there last Friday and split up into a morning and afternoon shift. By the end of the day, they had raised a fantastic total of 570.02 € Thank you all for giving up your day to help the charity xx
This morning I went to Malaga airport with Simone Jaspers and we said our goodbye to our lovely girl TOFFEE (1st pic, dog on the left). There we met with other organizations with dogs and all went to Holland via Podencoworld.
Good luck to all the doggies and have a happy and long live
Toffee was one of the six dogs from an owner who passed away. Four were placed by the owner's family, but Toffee and brother Sox couldn’t go anywhere. She threatened to put them out in the street or in a poor shelter. The first week they were with us they were very sad which was very understandable. Now they are happy and play with the other dogs.
Toffe on his way to Holland


we helped this man take his dog back to the UK


Yet another individual going back to UK as things are not working out over here. He approached me for help because a while ago he took in a young Mastin cross (called OSO) and simply cannot leave him behind but he does not know how to get him ready for travel and has no funds.
I told him that it will be one month before he can take the dog with him and he said he was prepared to wait because he was not leaving him behind. Last night I met him at the vet office and I got OSO his passport, cocktail with first rabies and registered the chip in his name. In four weeks time he will bring Oso back for his 2nd rabies, worming and health check and then he will be going to the UK. I wish more people would make the effort to take their animals rather than leave them behind. I know sometimes is impossible but some of the excuses I get are simply ridiculous and some people (not all) take the easy option.
Please note that we help with this sort of thing if and when we can and it can only be possible with your continued support at our shop and or donations. Please go to this link if you wish to donate and any amount large or small will be gratefully received in the page there are several options as well as our 2 Euro per month club if you wish to join?

He just wrote something he would like me to put on here:

Hi Joe

A little back story

I came here in December to take a break from the UK winter and increase my climbing ability and knowledge. Whilst here i saw an awful lot of dogs in need of some very basic attention and love, alongside some more serious cases of abhorrent neglect. It is clear to me that a lot of Spanish do not concern themselves with the basic heath requirements of their dogs. I feel they are simply there to bark at anyone approaching their properties. After some months i went to stay at a farm which had one stray dog in particular. A spanish mastiff who was abandoned and desperate for some hugs, as the area is quite rural i took to training him, walking him and generally just being there for him, he was incredibly receptive and beautiful in his character. I fell in love with him. I knew that if i left him here i would never forgive myself. One day i discovered the bones of another puppy in the garden and that was the end of the story for me, he was coming home to matter what. By this point i had run out of money, having only some cash for a flight home, i spent this on Oso's food, and arranging transport and travel to see Joe. I knew i was in the stink, but Oso was in the stink too and we were family now, so we we would be in the stink together....i took to the internet (free wifi at local cafe) and that's where i found Joe and his organisation. I explained the situation to him and he was nothing short of heroic in his response. He provided me with the opportunity to provide Oso with the necessary ingredients to get him home to England, his forever home. Where he will be free of ticks, fleas, and never sleep in the dirt outside ever again. There's a whole host of reasons to feel down about humanity when you see the state of some of these animals here in Spain, but individuals like Joe show us that there are real, genuine, honest to god heroes everywhere. I cannot thank him enough for all he's done for us, and countless other people like me who truly know what it means in this life to have a "Man's best friend" at his side. A thousand thanks from Oso and myself.


CHICA is leaving us today and will soon be with her new family in the UK.
Left, is Ramona the foster home and right is Joanne Smart of
BOY is the Chihuahua on the right on the floor, he is also looking for a forever home
This is Chica's story:
Chica came together with two other Chihuahuas from a family who could no longer take care of them because of the many journeys for their work. The first day she was a bit shy but that was soon over. Chica is in a foster family where other dogs are also cats are no problem. Chica runs neatly on the leash. This young lady likes to lie on your lap.
Romana the foster home saying goodbye to Chica
simone and nikita nikita and lisa
mnuffy and Peter muffy escort
Yesterday was a happy day, early in the morning I took the large and lovely Nikita to the airport and later on that morning Peter Maters took the very small Muffy to the airport. These two lucky doggies flew to Amsterdam to meet their new families.
1st pic Is Simone Jaspers who has been taking care of Nikita at our shelter and was saying goodbye.
2nd pic is Nikita meeting her new mum Lisa Hofman.
3rd pic is Peter Maters with Muffy, who was fostered by Sally Seymour.
4th pc is the kind flight volunteer for Muffy
Nikita's flight volunteer was the husband of one of our team at the shelter, Formy Groh.
Thank you all.
Together we make all this possible xx


Helping out at Animals in Distress for a couple of hours this morning.
Mr M below walking his namesake Gary (found abandoned by Mr M & my brother on Sierra Gorda last summer) & also Mischa. Gary the black & brown dog is very friendly & playful. Mischa is very sweet & good natured. Both were very well behaved on their leads. They would love a forever home of their own & are just 2 of the many dogs currently being housed & cared for by Animals in Distress.

The charity depends for its survival entirely on donations & the funds it manages to raise from its charity shop & second hand furniture warehouse in Alhaurin el Grande. It is one of 4 charities which will share in the monies raised by the Rambling with Al walkers at their sponsored walk on Saturday 12 May.

To find out more about this charity &/or to make a donation or to enquire about adopting a dog please see Their dogs are re-homed throughout Europe including to the UK.

There are so many abandoned dogs & cats here & others which have endured horrific cruelty & abuse. Any support you are able to give would be greatly appreciated.

gary dog walking
To Vanessa Maile & Graham and Catherine Bradley for putting last night’s fundraiser together and also for the great entertainment from all the lovely singers of Sound Bites, Ricky Leach (a lovely person), as well as D.J. Madrich for coming along to supply music for the rest of the evening. All giving their time for free.
Also, a special thank you to Anita Jordan for the use of her premises to hold this event and everyone else at Jordans Bar that kept the food and bar going during the evening and provided such good and efficient service. This lovely evening exceeded all our expectations with around 80 guests and a fantastic 800 Euros was raised for our charity.
On behalf of the animals that come under our care, Janice and I thank you from the bottom of or hearts
anita jordan

Met up with Angela Allsop last Saturday.
She has not been well due to her hip problem and difficult to get about. Angie has lots of dogs to feed and once in a while we donate food for them. This time I gave her 160Kg, which wont last long, but every little helps. Get well soon Angie

donated food
Today I said goodbye to two lovely dogs. Findley (the Yorkie) going to Scotland and fostered here by Alison Alway (van photo) and Ranger our big pup first fostered by Sally Seymour and then these last few weeks at our shelter with Simone Jaspers (see photo). He is going to Basildon. Good luck to them all and thank you to all that made this possible as well as Joanne of Smart Pets Transport
findley goes to new home Ranger goes to new home
Having a bad time this week. Had a ligament or something wrong with my shoulder for ages, which I will get over it, but have to watch what I lift etc. These past few days my friend has been bad and I have been running him to Malaga hospital, sorting his dogs etc and on top of that My wife Jan drops a piece of furniture on her foot and cracks her big toe. She has had toes bound up and has to keep bandage on for 4 weeks, so she is out of action (she says for two weeks) pfff. Anyone wanting to see her for any business, sorry but she will not be at the furniture warehouse or the charity shop until at least 2 weeks time jans cracked toe
joe & buddy - formy & pepe joe & heidi with buddy & pepe
buddy and new mum pepe & new mum
Went to Malaga airport last night with two more lucky dogs flying to Holland and meeting their new families. 1st pic is of me with Buddy, he had been fostered by Sally Seymour and next to me is Pepe with Foster home Formy. 2nd pic is of Heidy Wiegel, she kindly took the dogs to Holland for us.
They got to Rotterdam safe and met their new families (see pic 3 & 4) . 3rd pic is Buddy and 4th pic is Pepe. Wishing them all a long and happy life and a big tank you to all that made this possible xx
This Wednesday we were notified by Karen McPhee that while she was walking along a country lane she came upon a plastic crate, the type they use to carry oranges and had a cardboard cover on it that was wedged tight. Upon inspection they found inside a white dog all screwed up. How cruel can people be, especially in this hot weather, no food or water and pretty obvious she had been starved where she came from, thankfully she was found in time. Karen contacted us and although we are full, we simply had to help this dog. We asked them to go to the vet and have her checked over and yesterday we collected her. Her skin is quite bad due to flea infestation or something else and she is very thin. She is only 42cm high. This video is of her arrival at our shelter
Please help us to help these poor abandoned badly treated animals, if you can spare a donation it will be very gratefully received.
Go to this link:
bella abandoned in crate
bella starving bella with haircut and people that found her
sita then & 6 weeks later

Two different dogs? NO!!
She was found starving and came to our shelter end of Oct 2017 and after SIX WEEKS of food and love this is the result.
This is her story:
Born 2010
Dear Sita, when you were brought in to us the tears jumped into our eyes. You were more dead than alive by neglect. With a height of 70 cm your weight was only 14 kg, your fur was falling out and your eyes looked dull. You were tested for different diseases but they were negative. We didn’t believe the outcome of the tests and you were tested again, cause where people are there can be made mistakes. The blood tests did not surprise us, you were very ill and it was a miracle that you were still alive. At the same time we started with medication and special feed.

You didn’t have lost the courage yet - you are shining again and your fur was growing again. We took you on a leash for walk and knew some time ago someone must have loved you because you knew the basic commands and there was still trust in people.
Unfortunately you didn’t have a chip and searches made along long-missed dogs didn’t yield anything.
Now we are more than 5 months later and your weight has more than doubled.

This already older lady deserves to finally get a home again where she will be loved and may grow old.

Sita is still waiting for adoption.
Please PM me for adoption inquiry

Location: Malaga, Spain.
If you cannot adopt, perhaps you can sponsor Sita?

On the left is Emma Browne, she has come from UK to stay at our shelter for a few days and also brought a donation raised by her and her work colleagues at EY, which she raised back home.
In the middle is Formy, one of our regular and very helpful volunteer dog walker and on the right is Jane, she also walks our dogs as well as groom them if and when needed. Her husband David was cutting the grass at the shelter when this photo was taken. We are so grateful to all of them xx
shelter volunteers
We have been helping animals in Spain sincAID helping  abused abandoned animalse 2002 and on the 27th December 2007 we became an official charity as Animals in Distress (A.I.D.).
So many animals have been rescued and gone to forever homes as well as helping other people with their animals be it food or medical assistance. It has been hard work and it’s getting harder, but can only be done with your support via donations, purchases from our charity shops, fostering, sharing our news, volunteering at our shops, the volunteers that fly over and stay at our shelter helping the dogs... And not forgetting the hard work that our regular volunteers do at our dog shelter to make sure that the dogs have a good life while they are with us.
We also want to thank our sponsors here and in other countries as well as *our main sponsors*: Bibi & friends for paws, Lorna Barford, Emma Browne and just recently Claire Fennelly. You all make such a big difference!
Merlin & Milo (left & right) set off this morning for their journey to meet their new families in the UK. A big thank you for the wonderful job that Will Davis and Karen have done with them and to Joanne Smart who is delivering them. merlin & Milo getting ready to go to forever homes
Suzy left & Sergio right are from a female Chihuahua mum (4kg) and from an 11 year old Yorkshire Terrier male (3kg) that was rescued from a bad gypsy situation. The mum will soon be sterilized.
The pups were born 6.02.2018 (only 7 weeks old this week).
These are real cute pups and will be very small.
suzy and sergio were abandoned
Jane went to TRACES kennels this morning for a couple of days before her journey to Lincolnshire, UK to meet her new family
A big thank you to our shelter volunteers for all the commitment with our rescued dogs.
This is Jane. A young shepherd girl who lost and aimlessly walked along the way. A few times she was seen in the nearby village of 8 km from the shelter. A few days later she walked near the shelter and we were able to catch her. She wandered a long time in the countryside in search of food and water. We are relieved that we have her now safe and sound in our shelter. There was the danger of being hit by a car if she had to cross the road ... you don’t want think about it! Because they drive with high speed on highways in Spain ...
Now she walks neatly on the leash and knows the basic commands.
jane goes to a new home
The lovely Panda.
Part of a litter of six pups fostered by Peter Maters and she is the last one to go. Today she went to TRACES kennels for a couple of days and then she will go to her new family in Jersey (Channel Islands). Good luck little one xx
panda going to a new home
Jacqui Ross: "Thank you to Aid Joe Safont Ruiz Animals in Distress Charity Shop, Joe and Jan answered Last Chance Animal Rescue plea for furniture for our Hospital House. The generosity of my friends is unbelievable, they donated beds and sofas and bedside tables. My post is late but I had to say a massive thanks to them.
Please donate furniture and bric-a-brac to this most wonderful Charity."
AID helping out
Re help with food for 70 cats.
A message from my friend Sency Pericas who between her and her husband run the cat charity Adaypaa and have over 70 cats in their care.
Thank you to all the people that donated: V.Pickering, Clare Watson, Julie Shone, Academia de salsa, Clare Watson, Vicky stone and Pat Myers specially when you don’t know us, so we are very grateful for the 300 euros raised, which will pay for 12 large bags of cat food and thank you also to Aid Joe Safont Ruiz of Animals In Distress (A.I.D.) for their continued support with 2 more bags of cat food and to Becky Sweetman’s support with her group. I attach photo of my husband, he collected 2 bags today. Also a bill from the shop made out to AID who paid in the collected funds raised so we could get their discount. Thank you all
MAYA has gone to her new home in Holland today.
I left our shelter this morning at 07.15 with Simone Jaspers and Maya the Mastin Español and here she is at Malaga airport waiting to go through. She is a very lucky girl, we found her a home in just a few weeks.
2nd and 3rd photo is of Claire Fennelly our UK shelter volunteer with Maya at Fuengirola beach giving them both a nice relaxing and sunny break away from the shelter. Good luck with your new family big girl xx
maya has been homed
Our doggies at the shelter enjoying playtime with Claire Fennelly. Her two weeks as a volunteer finish next Monday. She has been a great help and she also collected funds for the charity before she arrived from the UK. We hope she will come back again soon.
Helping our rescued dogs at the shelter is a rewarding job and for most an experience they will always remember.
If you are in the UK, Holland or any other country and want to stay in our shelter for 1 to 2 weeks helping us with the dogs then please go to this link for information:
clair volunteer
ana saved anacoming to AID
This is ANA. Born approx 22.01.2018 (7 weeks old).
She was found by two people on holidays in Granada by the side of the road and they were going back to the UK 2 days later. They tried several charities but no luck. How could we say no to this little girl. Tested for Parvo and negative and is now with another of our pups for comfort. They came yesterday with her all the way from Granada and drove straight back. I thank them for going to all the effort to help this pup.
Feeling good today.
I went to Malaga airport again with 3 more lucky doggies going to forever homes in Holland.
1st pic is Peter Maters, he fostered Patty.
2nd pic is Peter with Macho, he has been fostered by Sally Seymor and spent his last night with Peter.
3rd pic is of Rabecca in foster with Will Davis these last few weeks.
4th pic is Simone Jaspers. She is flying with them as well as a pussycat that we are also flying from a cat lady called Maren Fuhrberg. Good luck little ones and thank you all for all the help. Cannot be done without you
peter and patty
peter and macho will and rabecca
simone volunteer cat
pandora and peter pandora is homed
Pandora is the last one to be adopted and was collected today. One of her sisters is going Saturday to Holland and another sister at the end of the month to UK.
1st pic is foster home Peter Maters saying goodbye.
2nd pic is her new mum. Thank you all.
Her story:
Part of a litter of 1 male and 5 female pups rescued from a vagabond that lives on the street and were put into safety with our charity.
She came to us in October 2015
Her story:
Part of a litter of 3 pups that were brought into our charity shop by the Guardia Civil at about 1 week old and had to be bottle fed every few hours day and night by our foster mum Simone Jaspers and last year Fanta went to our shelter.
A great result after 2.5 years waiting. Good luck Fanta, a new life starts today and thank you Lida Arnold for adopting her.
Left to right - Simone & Linda
felix adopted felix
One of our lovely girls was homed yesterday here in Spain. So pleased for her. She spent such a long time in our small cattery after being used to a family home. Good luck little one xx
pearlThis evening we took 4 lucky doggies to Malaga airport, where Pablo, Pearl, Paris and Rolf will fly to Holland to meet their new families.
1st & 2nd Pic is foster home Peter Maters saying goodbye to 3 pups he has been fostering since they were 5 weeks old.
3rd pic is Anne Coyle who has been fostering little Rolf since he was just a few days old.
Thank you all for your help.
Fostering adult dogs or pups is a very important job in the lives of animals, please consider helping?
pablo and paris rolf
Today I said goodbye to a lovely boy gandhycalled Gandhy. He was in foster care with Peter Maters and he came with me and Peter this morning at 4.30am to take him to Malaga airport where his new mum Charlotte who was waiting for us. She flew specially from Sweden to collect him a couple of days ago.
GANDHY was part of two pups that were found cuddling each other in a recess of a concrete electric pylon. Very worried and afraid. Good luck little and thank you all.

A lovely surprise yesterday when a box arrived full of goodies for the animals. It was from Birgit Bibi Linssen Many thanks to all that help to make these donations possible xx



bibi donation
rescued dogs
Just about to settle down Saturday night when mayawe get a phone call from the police in Alhaurin el Grande. They have managed to get two loose dogs near our charity shop and we were the only ones they could get on the phone. One was a water dog and the other a Belgium Shepherd type. They were in a bit of a mess and very smelly. Some locals told the police that they had seen them near a builder’s yard and the police tried to chip read but could not find one. They wanted to see if we could take them until Sunday or Monday and then they were going to the Protectora in Malaga. We have other dogs coming in but had to make room for these ones as they had nowhere to go. I went and collected the dogs and took them to our shelter in Pizarra. We did a chip read and the Shepherd did have one in her. We contacted the police and they traced the owner and contacted him and after a long chat they decided he could collect the dog and they also called the Protectora to collect the Waterdog. We met them with both dogs Sunday at 5pm and handed over the dogs. Then today (Monday) two people found an 8 week old Mastin looking pup down a lane and he is now with us in foster care as well as the adult Mastin that was found on Saturday. What is waiting for us tomorrow, we never know? Never ends does it?
dolly neutron nala foing to forever homes

Yesterday morning we said goodbye to three more lucky doggies. They were being collected to go to TRACES kennels for two days before traveling to UK via Joanne Smart of
Left to right: Dolly the black Labrador found by Karoline Coster Barrett in the middle of the road and we placed her in our shelter. The middle one is Neutron, part of two pups found on the side of a river bed at 5 weeks old, which I fostered. His brother has been homed in Spain. Far right is Nala, she was found with another dog and had a problem with a hip and went through a lot of aftercare.

Dolly & Neutron are both going to a family in Kent and Nala to a family in Southend on Sea.
Thank you all for all the help xx

Thank you once again for the two donations we received a few weeks ago to build two new play pens and securing the previous ones in our 2nd play area.
750€ was donated by Bibi&friends for paws by (Anja Kunze-Vetter) and 500€ donated by Molino Property ( via Jeffrey Rijkhoff.
Total 1250.00€ The bills wee a total of 1571.49€ and we still have some more square mesh to buy but the work is 90% done. Thank you once again for the two great donations and thank you Birgit Bibi Linssen for your support in this
2 play areas
secred top secured base
This was just Wednesday pffff
No sooner I send a pup to UK yesterday, that I get three calls for help, one a dog with broken leg but apparently the dog went off somewhere so they could not catch it, another is a mum and 9 pups in a villa, waiting to hear on this one but cant take them in., then a mum and two 11 day pups and on top of that we find and abandoned pup, here she is:
HEIDI, she is 5 weeks old and will be looking for a forever home as soon as she is ready. When we found her, we did the usal routine,which is Parvo test and treatment for fleas and worms.
She is now in foster care with Sally Seymour.
This is Sally who has been fostering Monty and here she is saying her goodbyes yesterday. He is going to UK to his new family via Joanne Smart of Smart Pets. Thank you all xx Monty & Sally
We received 3 heavy parcels today from Birgit Bibi Linssen, & Marcus Lissen. We thank them for all the effort that has gone into getting this ready and sending it to Spain and also thanks to bibi & friends for paws and everyone else that has helped xxx Birgit Bibbi Linsen
I just got back from taking 3 little angels to Malaga airport.
Saying goodbye are Sam and Mango with foster mum Sally Seymour and Lucky from our shelter with Simone Jaspers who is flying them to their new families in Holland. Good luck to them all and a big thank you to everyone involved.
mango lucky
This skinny little soul was found by the rubbish containers near our shelter in Pizarra, Malaga, Spain by one of our volunteers. Yet another Podenco probably discarded like trash by hunters. he is in temporary foster until next Monday, then we will have to squeeze him into our shelter somehow pfff. Please share, adopt, donate, what ever you can do? STARVING PODENCO

A BIG THANK YOU to Molino Propertyfor their wonderful donation of 500€. This will go towards our next project at our shelter which is to make escape proof the outside play pens as well as building new play pens. Visit their website:



fencing repairs

I just want to say A BIG THANK YOU and share the pic with you because a few days ago we had a lovely surprise. A parcel arrived (part of two) and full of items for the doggies donated by the people that came to our first dog walk in Belgium. Thank you all, you are so very kind xx



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