Thursday, April 30, 2009

Can My Dog Get Swine Flu

Here is a link to an article written by Vet Janet Toblassen about whether Dogs or Cats can get swine flu.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Homes needed for one Pointer and 9 puppies

A very kind lady is fostering 1 mother (pointer) and 9 puppies for Live Arico 
The Mother has a super temperament and puppies will be well socialised and wormed.
They are now 6 weeks old.

For more information please ring Eugenio on 649001907

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Introduction K9

K9 Tenerife is a Spanish Registered Charity (NÂș 3147) run by volunteers in the South of Tenerife. The purpose of the organisation is to protect, animals from cruelty, starvation and neglect, and to neuter and spay where possible to avoid over population. At the moment there is no official government funding and we rely solely on you the public for donations and sponsorships.

We were formed in 1993 (our official title is
Refugio de Los Animales - K9) by three lady residents in the South of Tenerife, who were moved by the plight of the poor and neglected abandoned animals on the island. At first the rescued animals (dogs and cats) were kept in kennels that had been constructed by friends and volunteers on some land belonging to one of the founder members. K9 Tenerife raised funds for the upkeep of the animals by organising Car Boot Sales, Dinner dances, the placing of Collection Boxes in Bars and the collection of funds at the local markets.

The raised funds never seemed to be enough, there were always more and more animals, more food, and more operations required than there were funds to cover the costs, it was a continuous struggle!

Since then, K9 Tenerife has continued with its work and has received much help from other similar organisations, both here and abroad, and is now affiliated to the
RSPCA in the UK - something we are very proud of.

Today, K9 Tenerife has a committee of elected members who meet regularly to consider and deal with the ongoing needs of the organisation. Our Lady President, Elsie Clinton-Leslie, one of our founding members, heads the committee up.

There are also other non-committee helpers, including Rescuers, Car Boot Helpers, Dog Walkers, Kennel Hands, and Fund Raisers to name but a few, and we are always looking for more volunteers - there are never enough helpers!

We currently rent kennels in the Las Chafiras / San Miguel area in the South of Tenerife which are suitable for housing around 55 to 60 dogs comfortably, although most days we have upwards of 75 in our care!

There is a large variety of pedigree and non-pedigree dogs at the kennels, large and small, all colours and all ages from little puppies to fully grown dogs - every one of them desperate to find a new loving home, can you help?

During 2007 one of our volunteers has built us a lovely Cattery and so at last we have somewhere to look after the many Cats and Kittens that are also abandoned - not many people realise that we have these for rehoming as well.

Although we deal primarily with cats and dogs we are an animal sanctuary and will do our best, with our very limited resources, for any animal that needs help. We have helped birds, reptiles, rabbits, donkeys and even two lions and a leopard that were being kept in appalling conditions in Playa de las Americas (these are now safely homed in a large nature reservation in South Africa and not at our Kennels!).