DOGS URGENTLY IN NEED OF FOSTER OR ADOPTION
Bonita - this little girl does not fit our normal criteria, however, we are very keen to help her, please read why
Bonita is only a small dog weighing in at only 9 kilos - (about the weight of a mini schnauzer). She is only 2-3 years old and was abandoned in March 2013. What happened to her, we don’t know. Usually we concentrate to help the dogs that have been in the shelter for many years but with Bonita we are making an exception. This little girl never really settled in at the shelter, we thought at one point she would, but then she got attacked by some other dogs. Thankfully she got away with only had a few scratches, however, events like this can have a traumatic impact on smaller more vulnerable dogs. Ever since her bad experience she sits in her kennel and won’t come out, not even for a sausage. Day by day one of the volunteers try to make her feel more secure at the shelter, but still she won’t leave the kennel - if she is carried out she runs right back in. There is a fear that she won't ever settle in at the shelter and will get more and more depressed. We are desperately hoping that someone will fall in love with this very gentle little lady, she has such a good heart and never showed any aggression against human or other dogs. Please help us to find a home or a foster for Bonita.
Bertha - abandoned at the shelter at the age of 12 as her owner was returning to the UK :((
This is an URGENT case, we desperately want to help Bertha.
We have only this information on Bertha, she has been handed into one of the shelters we work with when her owner returned to the UK - at the age of 12. Can you imagine? Unfortunately this is not an uncommon occurrence. It is easy to judge and criticise, however, that does not help Bertha or the many dogs like her. We need to help to find her a what she now needs - a loving forever home.
Can you help? Bertha is currently in Fuengirola, Andalucia, however, she is able to travel (home checks etc as usual apply). She is a very easy going girl but would benefit from having another dog around of a similar size or a home as an only dog. Apparently she is also great with cats.
We will add further information as we receive it, however, if you think you can help Bertha please contact us.
Little Chipolita - a sorry tale indeed. This photo was taken the day of her rescue. Please help...
This little Yorkie was rescued on May 19th 2013 by a shelter volunteer who found her walking on a roundabout near a supermarket. Her hair was tangled and filthy, one of her eyes swollen and she had a large tumour on one of her nipples. At first it was thought that she may have been lost as she has a microchip - however this turned out not to be the case: Chipita was given to somebody when her owner had to go to an elderly care home. We don't know how long she had been neglected as the family was not very helpful, she just said the dog had been given away and was no longer any business of theirs!
Thankfully she was rescued, her coat was sorted and cleaned up and she has now had her operation and is doing well, all bandaged up. It will be some time before she will be fully recovered, however, it is very important that she does not have to go into a shelter. Small dogs of this size do not do well in shelters with so many other especially bigger dogs. For however long she has left, we would like this little old lady to have the best possible life. We are waiting for more photos of Chipolita.