FOR THE LOVE OF MONA
29 December 2012
Posted at 14:53 Comments (12)
4th January 2013
My friend Angie Mccready, who lives inland from Alicante, saw Mona on the Costa Blanca Dog Homing page on Facebook. Angie, & her husband Phil, already had NINE rescue dogs & a rescued cat (not to mention a duck & some chickens) and had drawn a line at that, but these lines have a habit of being rubbed out in their lives and a new one being drawn!
Mona had touched Angie's heart. 12 years old, in a shelter in Alicante, and not likely to survive the bitterly cold winter. Angie could not bear Mona suffering in there & arranged to get her out and adopt her. What she didn't realize was that she has the most terrible skin condition. (It turned out to be mange contracted in the pound). Her little body was covered in sores and lesions. She had lost most of her fur around her rump, and had none on her belly. She scratched persistently all day and all night. Angie cut an old tshirt's sleeves off & put that on Mona to try to stop her scratching. Someone suggested babygros & Angie's local charity shop had some when she checked later.
Angie took Mona to the vets the following morning where she had skin scrapings, blood tests, etc.. No mites showed up on the scrapings, but Angie has learned since that this is not unusual. Mona was treated for sarcoptic mange but, after 2 weeks of treatment and daily baths, there didn't seem to be any improvement. The vet decided to keep her in their hospital for a week to try and control the scratching. She was tormented with it. After the week was up Angie went to collect her and she had improved massively. Her sores had healed, and, although she still did scratch a bit, it was nothing like before. Although her bloods had come back as negative for leishmania, the vet had decided to treat her for it, and it was this that marked her improvement.
Mona's vets bill is rocketing out of control for Angie to pay. The first week it came to over 160 euros, and they still have to wait for the bill for the weeks stay at the vets, and now the leishmania treatment! To top it all off, the other nine rescue dogs are now scratching like mad. Angie had to ferry them all to the vets 27th December so they could all be vaccinated against sarcoptic mange. It's a living nightmare.
Angie has rescued many dogs, new born puppies, she has bottle fed pups and kittens, but this is the first time she has rescued an old dog. It hasn't put Angie off. She says Mona is the sweetest little old lady you could ever wish to meet, and she doesn't regret a minute of it. Mona loves her & Phil, and they adore her.
They do, however, need help with the vets bills if anybody can find it in their hearts to donate. Of all the dogs, puppies and kittens Angie has rescued over the years she has NEVER asked for help before. Angie & Phil live on a bare pension, and it's a real struggle, but the dogs come first EVERY TIME.
Angie was one of those who helped look after the 40 Beagles who were rescued from a laboratory in Nov 2011 too. These Beagles were flown from Madrid to Los Angeles to Beagle Freedom Project. It was a MASSIVE operation. Here is the video I made of it ...
If anybody would like to make a small donation to help her with these vets bills, please send it to her paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
....thank you xx
IF THERE IS A PROBLEM DONATING KINDLY COMMENT.
Although Angie has fostered many dogs these ten had a very special place in her heart & she couldn't let them go & adopted them all. Here's seven with Angie.
Below: This is Charlie the day after Tina Wales Solera of Galgos del Sol, Murcia, found him.. he was on deaths door, chained to a metal drum, starved, and unseen by the general public. The vet had to put Charlie to sleep in order to shave off what was left of his fur & to treat all his sores. His ears were a right mess, full of maggots & fly eggs. He was castrated whilst he was under too.
Below: This is Charlie today.
Below: Billy was one of 5 new born pups found in a plastic bag, which had some kind of ammonia substance in it. Billy was the runt and the only survivor.
Below: Pickle was just 4 weeks old and was found dumped in a pine forest, Angie & Phil fell in love with him at first sight.
Below: Dolly found at the door of Angie's local pound, tied up in a plastic sack, traumatized, and in a right mess.
Below: Dolly now!
Below: Angie found Sara wandering in the campo, very heavily pregnant.
She took her home where she safely had 7 pups, all homed in Germany.
Below: Lucy was found in a petrol station on a motorway, around 3 months old, and skin and bones.
Below: Megan was born in the campo, she was a very unwanted and unloved puppy, she's now 8 years old.
Below: Lady was left tied up at a dog boarding kennel, she was heavily pregnant and with a very badly broken leg (now sorted). Her puppies were homed.
Below: Dino was tethered by a 3ft chain, he was just 4 months old & destined to spend his whole life there...till Angie saw him.
Below: A feral cat gave birth to 5 kittens in Angie's hen house and abandoned them, Angie hand reared them, but only Percy survived & she kept him.
New arrival in September 2013
BELOW: Luca had been a street dog from being a puppy, he was rescued and brought to Angie's for the purpose of being sent to a fosterer in UK, except he never quite got there! Angie fell in love AGAIN!
Bills since Mona arrived...
PLEASE NOTE: Angie has asked me to add this "UPDATED.. thanks to a facebook appeal, help has come in to almost pay for Mona's vet's bill up to a certain date - before the cost for her lengthy stay - but vets costs currently are ongoing for caring for Mona (& these other 9 dogs who have had to be vaccinated against mange that Mona gave them, costing 110€ with further jabs in 3 weeks then 6 weeks costing the same again each time) so, IF you do care to donate, please be certain it WILL be used for their unexpected vets bills"
To anyone sending a small donation it is extremely welcome & Angie thanks you. Angie is the most amazing lady who does without herself, her dogs ALWAYS come FIRST!
3rd January update: This is the result of taking in a dog with sarcoptic mange! Angie's got a terrible rash all over her body now, and it itches like crazy. All of her dogs have been affected and now so too has she & her husband.
She has to go to the doctors on Monday for a prescription, he wouldn't see her till then. The expense has been astronomical, and they haven't finished yet. Its been in total in excess of 500 euros for treatments for all 10 dogs!
Please be aware of the implications of taking a dog in that has this as it's very contagious to other dogs and humans. It's miserable, stressful, and expensive.
I made this video based on Mona's story.
Mungo & Midge
29 December 2012
Posted at 13:45 Comments (0)
Website http://www.sananimal.org/ San Animal Santuario is a Registered Charity set up by a group of animal lovers who share the desire to make a difference to abandoned cats & dogs in the Aguilas, Lorca & surrounding areas of south-east Spain.
Contact info is 693 757 188 Email email@example.com
The story of Midge and Mungo.
As you can see, we are very handsome boys and we are looking for somebody to love!
We are just 6 months young, in tip-top health and very affectionate! We think we´ve done fantastically well, after the very bad start that we had in life…
MIDGE SAYS "I love to follow you around the garden and to keep you company. (I am just over 12kg and will be about 16kg.)"
You will find it hard to believe but when we were just a couple of months old, we were thrown over a wall in a sack. Really, how could anybody do that to us? What a shock it was. We were with Mary, our little sister, and we were all very afraid. Luckily San Animal Santuario took us to a safe place and a kind lady looked after us for a month.
MUNGO SAYS "I will always be there to give you a big warm smile and a cuddle. (I am just over 15kg and will be about 20kg.)"
Since then Mary went to her forever home and we have been with another lovely foster family. It is great fun as there are other dogs that we play with and they have also taught us how to behave… in their own special way! Especially when it´s time for treats, so we very quickly learnt to sit!
Last week we were very proud to be invited to a special event where San Animal had a stall. So we put on our Sunday fineries, walked to heel on leads and were on our best behaviour to wow the crowd! We got on well with everybody we met and they all loved us, but nobody there had room for even one of us. We didn´t mind because we came back to our friends, who are taking great care of us, but we know it´s only until the end of January.
So now we are looking further afield to find our forever home(s). The two of us get on brilliantly (playing, sleeping, eating) and would be no trouble if we could find a home together. We would also be very happy to each find a home of our own, but we would definitely want to spend more time with you! We love company, whether it´s other dogs or you lovely human persons, and we just want to be your best friend.
Please could it be you?
We would adore you and you would surely find us irresistible, too!
Big hugs from Mungo & Midge
Liu & Timo, brother & sister possibly, found as pups playing on a motorway
15 December 2012
Posted at 18:46 Comments (0)
Liu ...photo taken December 2012
Young female, good with other dogs, loves people, powerful build but very responsive to training, she has no experience with cats but has lived with a small Shitzu, and plays gently with him.
She is in the care of San Animal Santuario now only because her previous owner has ongoing lack of mobility and physical strength due to a change in health, she was originally rescued by them.
She is a much loved dog, used to a family and home life she loves and misses her cuddles very much, therefore she really needs her forever home.
BELOW: Timo ... photo taken November 2012
Male dog approximately 10 months, found in May 2012 on the toll motorway (Yes!), needs a home, about 50cm tall, weight 25kg +, playful energetic dog, likes people and children, loves cuddles, needs a new home.......we think he is the brother of LIU above ......they were found together.
Please contact Audrey Vollans on firstname.lastname@example.org (0034) 950 466 055
Madrileño & Danko need loving homes, they are both in Alicante rescue.
10 December 2012
Posted at 15:13 Comments (0)
17TH FEBRUARY: DANCO HAS A HOME TO GO TO.
Madrileño STILL NEEDS A HOME!
DANCO ... male, 9 months old. He is a mixed breed & shouldn't grow more, just fill out. He loves cuddles although he is a little nervous.
Below: Madrileño was rescued by a lady from Madrid. His previous owners mistreated him. Madrileño has been waiting very patiently for over a year for a new loving home. He's just 2 yrs old.
Below: When he was trimmed in the summer.
Currently both dogs are with Alicante rescue http://alicanteadopta.org/ who are an excellent rescue centre but will not permit FOSTERING outside their area. If ADOPTED the dog CAN go to the UK.
0034 672 490 531
THESE DOGS IN HELLIN KILLING STATION WILL BE PUT TO SLEEP 21ST DECEMBER BUT WE ARE TRYING TO REHOME SO PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN
08 December 2012
Posted at 17:24 Comments (1)
Hellin perrera (a killing station NW of Murcia) has decided to kill many dogs in the run up to Christmas, on 21st December actually, & Costa Blanca Dog Homing is doing all it can to release these dogs to themselves though currently they have nowhere to put them. They are asking for fosterers or homes asap & then they can get the dogs out.
The situation is changing hourly as on Facebook page, as you can see, people ARE thankfully coming forward to offer help.
We may need fosterers in the Pinoso/Hondon area....we cannot arrange any transport for the UK till January now. Three (not featured below) are being homed in Spain, but if anyone wants UK or Germany, we need foster homes NOW (in Spain) so we can gets the dogs released.
THEY ARE HOUSED IN VERY COLD 'ACCOMMODATION', SPAIN IS GETTING COLDER. THESE NEED HELP.
These are the dogs involved. We apologise for bad photos at times & lack of information.
ALL THE DOGS BELOW IN HELLIN KILLING STATION CAN BE TRANSPORTED TO UK/GERMANY/HOLLAND/SCOTLAND.
Please contact Becky Sweetman (Benidorm) for any help you can offer, thanks.
965 698 052 email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: ALL HOMES NEED TO BE SUBJECTED TO A HOME CHECK
19TH DECEMBER: MAY IS BEING FOSTERED BUT STILL NEEDS HER FOREVER HOME.
Below: May, one year old. She is a mix of presa canario & podenco. She is a good dog.
BELOW: MAY, MUCH HAPPIER NOW, IN HER FOSTER HOME BUT SHE STILL NEEDS A HOME PLEASE.
BONITA IS GOING TO A LOVING HOME IN GERMANY.
Below: BONITA Young female. Medium size, weighing about 15kg. She is very kind and loving.
MERILYN has a home, she's going to live in Alfax del Pi, Benidorm.
Below: MERILYN Young female, mediuim size, weighing about 18 kg. She has been sterilised.
Below: BONITA and MERILYN are sisters
10TH DECEMBER: DANNY IS BEING FOSTERED BUT HAS A HOME TO GO TO IN THE UK.
Below: DANNY is a male Dalmantian cross, aged no more than 1 year. He is very depressed and withdrawn
11TH DECEMBER : DODI HAS A FOSTER HOME TO GO TOO.
He STILL needs a forever home so PLEASE do NOT forget him.
Below: DODI A medium size male puppy of about 4 months. He was abandoned in a village in the province of Albacete. A girl there raised the alarm.
JUAN CARLOS HAS A HOME IN GERMANY
Below: JUAN CARLOS He had always been tied up and it would appear that he was hit when he was a pup. He limps on his hind legs because of it. Around 30 kg
Below: KUZCO is a 10 month old male, medium-large. He is very good, affectionate and playful and gets along well with other dogs and loves children. The person who was fostering him has had to move to a property where dogs are not accepted. Kuzco is having a bad time in the pound as he’s used to being in a house.
KUZCO IS GOING TO HIS FOREVER HOME IN LONDON!
LALO IS BEING FOSTERED, SHE IS SAFELY OUT OF HELLIN.
Below: LALO. SMALL BREED, .6-7 years old. 4-5 kgs HAS A PROBLEM WITH ONE OF ITS EYES, GLAUCOMA, BUT WITH TREATMENT OF STEROIDALS IT HAS IMPROVED & IS NOT AS SERIOUS AS WAS THOUGHT IN THE BEGINNING..
14TH DECEMBER: MORE WONDERFUL NEWS.
SERENA HAS A FOREVER HOME TO GO TO IN BIRMINGHAM & WILL BE FOSTERED IN SPAIN TILL SHE GOES AFTER CHRISTMAS.
Below: SERENA, around a year old, hardly barks. Medium sized female & VERY affectionate.
16TH DECEMBER: TEKA IS GOING TO BE FOSTERED SO HE WILL BE OUT OF HELLIN & SAVED FROM SURE DEATH.
HE DOES HOWEVER STILL NEED A FOREVER HOME & CAN BE TRANSPORTED TO UK & OTHER COUNTRIES, PLEASE ENQUIRE.
Below: TEKA about 1.5 years old, very calm dog, doesn´t bark much, about 20 kg. A very smart dog seeking human attention.
Indie's family deserted her, she is now in a rescue but needs her loving home urgently
08 December 2012
Posted at 12:40 Comments (0)
INDIE HAS BEEN OFFERED A LOVING HOME THIS AFTERNOON, SHE IS GOING TO MORAIRA.
HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE NOW, INDIE.
Beautiful Indie is a Rottweiler/retriever, now 3 yrs old. Her family deserted her, causing her to be scared & confused but she was rescued & has been in a rescue ever since at PAPAS in Pinoso http://www.pinosopapas.org/
Indie's very loveable & gentle. She has been spayed & has had her vaccinations too.
Please contact Becky Sweetman 965 698 052 or firstname.lastname@example.org
URGENT: 6 x 5 month old pups need homes
05 December 2012
Posted at 21:19 Comments (0)
15TH DECEMBER: Costa Blanca Dog Homing have funded these pups to be taken to Barney's Rescue, near Pinoso, Costa Blanca & they will be passported, vaccinated etc & be safe.
If interested in homing one of these pups please ring Violet Lusher 659 274 573
A kind gent, Roland, took a dog in off the streets, she was then found to be pregnant & had ELEVEN puppies!
He has managed to home 5 himself. His circumstances have changes and now he has to go to an apartment.
He could've taken them to the campo and walk away like many do...but he has bent over backwards to find them homes.
They are now 5 months old.
He had tried the rescues and they are full.
Costa Blanca Dog Homing have funded these pups to be taken to Barney's Rescue, near Pinoso, Costa Blanca & they will be passported, vaccinated etc & be safe.
If interested in homing one of these pups please ring Violet Lusher 659 274 573
I will add more photos as I receive them but here are some.
Roland still has the mum, below, who is desperate for a home. She is near Hondon de Nieves, Costa Blanca.
Please contact 965 698 052 email@example.com for the mum, thanks.
Help Suki PLEASE find her a new home
05 December 2012
Posted at 18:37 Comments (2)
Axarquia On Line Animal Rescue would like you to meet Suki (ref. 247).
Her owner has returned to the UK leaving her in urgent need of a foster or forever home. She is very friendly with people and gets on well with other dogs. She is obedient and responds to her name.
Suki is not 2 yrs old yet, she is spayed & vaccinated & currently in a foster home.
She needs a loving home. Please help Suki.
Contact María José 610687018 (Spanish speakers) or Diane 664 585 275 (English speakers). Find out more about our work in www.axarquianimalrescue.com
GOLFO, male, saved from Hellin killing station, needs loving home
04 December 2012
Posted at 13:22 Comments (0)
15TH DECEMBER :
GOLFO HAS HIS FOREVER HOME - IN JAVEA - TO LIVE THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN
HE DESERVES IT, HE IS SUCH A BIG SOFTIE, LOVES EVERYONE.
He is loving, good with other dogs and just needs a home to call his own.
Its so cold now, can
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS WONDERFUL DOG, ALL HE WANTS IS LOVE & WARMTH, HE WILL GIVE IT BACK 100 FOLD.
Rocky was starved & badly treated but he's now looking for a new LOVING home.
03 December 2012
Posted at 21:28 Comments (0)
Hello, my name is Rocky. I was badly treated by my owners who starved me & I became very ill.
A very nice lady fostered me & paid all my vet bills & looked after me until I was well.
I now have a clean bill of health from the vets & would LOVE a new family for Christmas. I come with all papers .. I am nearly 5.
I like children & get along with other dogs. I love playing with a ball & going for walks.
If you want a friend to keep you company I am your chap.
Please ring Christine Berryman on 661 670 175 about me. I am in kennels at Alicante airport.
Please give me a home.
These are my before & after photos so you can understand.
SIMBA, RESCUED IN SPAIN FROM A KILLING STATION, LOST IN NORTHAMPTON £200 REWARD!
03 December 2012
Posted at 17:38 Comments (0)
SIMBA IS LOST. PLEASE HELP!
Simba was rescued from a municipal pound in Spain where the dogs are kept in poor conditions and have a date on their heads for being put to sleep – it is what’s known as a killing Station and we are really not sure the dogs are humanely killed. A passionate group of people were determined to get Simba out before the kill date and with much hard work and coordination they managed to do this. Simba was one of the lucky ones. And even better he had a loving home waiting in the UK.
Eventually his rescue was co-ordinated and planned and he went to be in his new home.
Simba was shy and nervous and no-one knows what he may have experienced prior to his rescue. His owners showered him with love and affection but sadly when out walking he managed to slip his lead and escape. This was over 2 months ago and people have been searching for him but with no luck so far.
We want to expand his search but we need your help. Please help to find Simba by making your friends aware.
Simba was last seen in Roade Northampton. Please pass this on as you never know how it may help to find what happened to this poor frightened boy.
He is rough haired black dog, possibly cross Schnauzer/ Podenco type, medium sized young dog. Please help to get him to safety after everything he has been through.
SIMBA is microchipped and registered to his owner on Petlog AND DogLost.co.uk
His owners have put Simba on Facebook >> https://www.facebook.com/findingsimba
There is a website: www.findsimba.com where people can download posters, leaflets and suggestions of where to post them.
Preferably PLEASE ring UK 07986 507924, this number belongs to a relative of Simba's owner (her aunt). She is helping to coordinate the search from Northampton.
DESPERATE HELP NEEDED, A HOME FOR MARLEY OR FOSTERING TILL JAN 10TH WILL HELP ENORMOUSLY
02 December 2012
Posted at 17:13 Comments (0)
MARLEY HAS GONE TO A FOSTER HOME IN THE UK WHERE SHE WILL BE REHOMED
MARLEY aged 2 yrs, needs a home & it really is MEGA urgent. She is very happy, a lovely family dog, and no trouble in a home (so long as you don´t leave shoes on the floor as like all youngsters she will chomp on those!) - even if you can only give her a foster home until January 10th it will make a HUGE difference for her and us - please help.
She is spayed, passported, good with children & used to cats. She is not a classic black, more of a Weimaraener grey-brown colour, quite unique.
Contact Audrey Vollans on 693 757 188 (Almeria/Murcia border) Marley will be transported up to 4 hrs drive from there.
Tammy is desperate for her home, currently in Benidorm area
02 December 2012
Posted at 15:15 Comments (0)
5PM 2nd DECEMBER: TAMMY HAS BEEN GIVEN A HOME BY A FAMILY IN JAVEA. SHE IS BEING TAKEN THERE TONIGHT. WONDERFUL & SO QUICKLY ACHIEVED.
Sweet little Tammy, desperate for a loving, caring forever home, is currently in a foster home but the foster mum, Becky, is worried her own three old (13yrs) dogs are going to harm her - they are not wanting to tolerate a puppy being around - even though obviously she is trying to keep them apart.
Becky's son saw Tammy with someone who was taking her to be put down. There was nowhere else for Tammy to go, that's why Tammy is where she is.
All injections and her speying when old enough will be paid for and delivery will be arranged.
She is a 3 month old podenco/pointer. Very lively, very loving and very bouncy & lots of fun!
965 698 052 firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE HELP!!!! THIS SITUATION IS URGENT!
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