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ACTIN, making changes for animals in Spain.

Animal care Treatment International Network has been set up to make changes for the animals in Spain, who suffer abandonment and cruelty. What we plan to do is to bring awareness of the problems to the world’s media. We need to promote education, new legislation and support neutering campaigns. It is necessary to get support Internationally to put pressure to bear on the Spanish government and to persuade them to take more responsibility for the lack of animal welfare in Spain. ACTIN plans in the future to bring about these changes through media awareness. Actin will tell the truth of how it is on an everyday basis, particularly in the country villages of Murcia, where there is a lot of ignorance and abuse. They will tell of what the volunteers deal with and how the abuse of animals is getting worse. ACTIN will endeavor to bring about campaigns for sterilization and education in schools. There is a need for a Society to protect the animals and this is what ACTIN aim to do in the future but we need much support to achieve our aims.

The importance of dogs - Mawgan's story
07 July 2014 @ 15:37

Why is it important to encourage education about treating Animals well? Apart from the obvious things, that they are sentient beings and feel pain and fear, they are also amazing intelligent animals that help humans in many ways.  Medical detection dogs can now save peoples lives, PAT dogs comfort the elderly and sick, bomb detection dogs save soldiers at war, dogs lead the blind and make their lives safe..the list goes on.

Yet still we hear ignorant people making an excuse that a dog is just a dog and so has no value or worth, that they can be used for fighting, breeding, or abandon it, not feed it and not get treatment for it when it is sick…..this is every day in Spain and the reason why we do what we do….

When Mawgan was rescued he was not even born.  Freckles/ now Meg, ( a Pointer) was pregnant and the Farmer who we had been visiting to explain his animals were in poor conditions and not looked after, planned to drown them at birth.  He told us this in matter of fact way, as though it was the most normal thing in the world to do.  Birth control for animals here consists of pups and kittens being drowned, thrown in bins, left in fields to suffer and die.

More than anything we need education, sterilisation and the encouragement of reporting cruelty, so the authorities can acknowledge the problems.

When we rescued Freckles, we also rescued Rudy the Pointer Dad, Goldie, who was also a contender for Dad, (Freckles gave birth to 8 pups, all homed) and a number of other dogs that were all desperately in need of taking care of….

Now Mawgan lives a happy life in the UK, with his family who he brings such joy to.  Mawgan’s family tell us how when he goes out and about everyone has to stop and ask about him and he loves it, nothing bothers him, when anyone comes to the house he just wags his tail and has to say hello, he loves kids and all other dogs.

Mawgan goes to Stratford dog training every Thursday night, he thinks he goes to play with the rest of the dogs.  He has his own agility course in the field at home and a trainer comes and gives him a lesson every Wednesday and he loves it. The family own Apalcas and when out in the field with the Alpacas, Mawgan has to run up and kiss them .  He even did the race for life recently.

Its over a year now since Mawgan’s rescue and arrival in his new home; he was worth every moment of the difficulties Actin have with rescuing these dogs and then providing care for them until they are adopted.

Please help Actin to save many more dogs like Mawgan and to fight for the recognition they deserve, of being more than worthwhile in our world.

Read Rudy’s rescue story here, how Mawgan came to be.....
 

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Steven Manderville said:
12 July 2014 @ 11:52

We have the same problem here in Bulgaria.We ourselves have rescued 5 dogs from certain death,but you can only take in so much.One of the local vets here in our town used to actually neuter and spay dogs free if they were street dogs.You see many in town with either blue or pink tags in their ears to say they have been done.
The vets fees here are very cheap compared to uk,we would never be able to keep 6 dogs,"one we brought with us",if we lived in the uk.
Example..The last dog we took in this year I found tied up and left to starve,he had a thin nylon string round it's throat which must have been on for a very long time as it had cut into his throat.The wound stank rotten.I managed to cut the string off and it was then I saw the severity of the wound.We took him down to the vets,we had to leave him.We went back the next day.They had cleaned the wound,cut away the rotten flesh and he had 20 stitches in his neck.They did a wonderfull job.So a night at the vets,god knows how many anti biotics,saline drips,all this came to the equivalent of £25.00..I think they would charge you that to look at your dog in uk.
He has now made a full recovery and will be with us forever,he is a Romanian mountain dog,"sheep dog",a great tempremant with us,but a very good guard...He is MAX


Graham White said:
12 July 2014 @ 12:20

Great work


Cioffi1 said:
12 July 2014 @ 18:49

I took one of my dogs to the vet this week (in the UK) as I was concerned about his ears. I was there for less than 10 minutes and came home with a teeny tiny bottle of cream to squirt in the ears for 3 days and that cost £72!!


Roy Leon said:
12 July 2014 @ 19:13

I have lived in Holland for 30 years and I know that some cats and dogs not wanted by ignorant owners are tied in a sack and dumped in a ditch.
I'm afraid I have experience of people doing it in U.K. too, before l came here.
Education is one thing, sterilisation is another.
Many people breed pets to make money, with no other means than their own home and a friend with a partner for the pet.
A law forbidding the such sales is desperately needed and ALL animals sold in pet shops must be neutered.
Just my opinion... Please keep up your excellent work. It is much appreciated.
Cheers
Leo


SHIREEN MCKEE said:
12 July 2014 @ 21:03

THE MORE PUBLICITY THAT IS PUT ACROSS ABOUT THE SHOCKING, CRUEL & ABUSIVE TREATMENT OF DOGS IN SPAIN, THE BETTER.. I HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL WAKE UP THAT THIS WRONG TO TREAT THE ANIMALS LIKE THIS & TRY TO GET THE LAWS CHANGED, CHILDREN BETTER EDUCATED AS TO RIGHTS & WRONGS IS A START... THE FATE OF HUNDREDS OF GALGOS EACH SEASON IS NOTHING FOR ANY PERSON OR COUNTRY TO BE PROUD OF..


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