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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.

Special needs dog Derek who is a Sharpei
10 November 2014 @ 13:07



Are you thinking about adopting? Would you consider a dog that has been ill-treated, has behavioural problems or needs a daily tablet for leishmania and yearly blood tests? Find out more about Actin’s Special Needs Dogs below…

We have recently set up a Special Cases section on our Adopt a Spanish Dog website  where we list the dogs in our care that need special attention, they usually have injuries or illnesses they need treating or are recovering from and sometimes behavioural problems that they need to overcome. These animals are receiving our special care with the support of our members as we couldn’t do it without you, we need your donations and sponsorship in order to help them and continue their care.

Some of these special cases are now ready for their forever homes.


One such such special dog is Derek, who needs loving care and a patient and kind owner.

Derek is a Sharpei of the original kind. He has recently been very unwell and what was thought to be a skin allergy turned out to be Leishmania and had affected his organs. He was given a 20% chance of survival but he made it through and now needs a loving home.

He is around 2 years old, is friendly, well behaved, prefers other female dogs to males and has a great and loyal character. He has such a lovely nature and has proved that he is a survivor. He is castrated & vaccinated.

Are you that special friend for Derek?


Please read about Derek >> here << where there are many more photos.

Derek the Sharpei Update:-
Well, we were as happy as expected with Derek's results, the vet had told us they really had no hope for his survival, so he is a complete miracle.

He has put on 8 kilos, has his full appetite back and his mischievous and I dont care what anyone thinks demeanour has returned. His skin looks worse than it is. What you could see before under his skin were the horrible ulcers but they have healed up.

Derek's vet's bills were high with hospitalisation, we have published it below and we still need help to cover, as we have so many other dogs to pay for too. If anyone would still like to help us with Derek's October bill, our paypal account is  or on the website  where we have a link to the donation page.

Our October bill was 2,352.48€ so any help we can get will be so appreciated.

Our VETS HAPPY PETS have a tin and can take donations directly. Thank you once again to our vets, for saving Derek and all the other dogs care they have given and to you for the help you have given us to get this far - we cannot do it without your donations.





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