Monday, August 31, 2009

Soldiers' hero dog Sandbag


Soldiers' hero dog Sandbag to be flown to UK after he was rescued on streets of Iraq .
A stray mutt who became a mascot for British soldiers in Iraq has been transported to a safe house with his puppy in preparation for their flight to the UK.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Seizures in dogs..

Here is a link to an article about seizures in dogs..

Basil suffers from small seizures unfortunately, but they only last a minute and he recovers quickly.

Apparently it doesn't mean that your pooch will not live a long and healthy life.:)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chinese Fur Trade

Be warned the depiction of animal cruelty in the video link below is so horrible, you may not want to watch it ..!

I will explain what its about, the video depicts animals including dogs being skinned alive on a fur farm in china, they say its done to get a more perfect "cut". Some of the animals are still alive even after being skinned and their hearts pump for 5 or 10 minutes later. There was one pup, that still managed to lift his head and gaze at the camera with bloodied eyes

There are no regulations governing fur farms in China....The swiss animal protection investigators who secretly fimed this atrocity, found horrors beyond their worst imaginings and concluded,"Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards. In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness."

The only way to prevent such unimaginable cruelty is never to wear any fur - Take the pledge to never wear fur

Here is the link to the video

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Family Fun Day, Saturday 5th September, 1pm til 6pm, at the Central Station. Event for Live Arico

Come along for a day of fun. With BBQ, tombola, childrens entertainer (€5 for 4 hours of fun, games, treasure hunts and face painting), manicurist (€5 for a file and polish girls!!), and various stalls including our Kirstys make up, and hand made jewellery. If anyone would like to reserve a table to sell craft items etc, please tel.

Venue: Central Station Bar , near the sea front at the bottom of the Patch, Las Americas, right opposite Burger King.

Live Arico Tel: Eugenio - 649 001 907

Friday, August 21, 2009

K9 in desperate financial state..!

Breaking Barking News...!

Below is a newsletter from K9... the sanctuary desperately needs donations to pay vet bills, and food suppliers. Bankruptcy will be around the corner if not more money is found...!

Hello friends of K9
Sorry it has been a long time since a K9 newsletter has been published. What with illnesses of helpers and lack of them in general time has gone by so quickly.

We still continue to rescue many dogs and cats, neutering and spaying as we go as the secret is to stop the breeding. Don’t worry breeding will never be stopped altogether - some escape the net all the time! The thing is that no matter if we are short of help or money the same numbers of animals always need to be rescued. And money is what we need to talk about.

Always, money needs to be spent on animal food, vet bills, medicines, parasite sprays and a variety of things needed for the daily, weekly and monthly running of the kennels. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. As an animal Sanctuary we simply cannot do without it! The kennels cost at least as much if not slightly higher than a year ago. to run but one problem now exists, shortage of MONEY because of the economic climate in general. Because of this, funds are much more difficult to raise, attempting markets, car boot fares, nearly new sales etc. The truth is we are only raising less than half the MONEY we were a year ago. We thought it was hard then but now………

The stage we have reached folks is that for example we owe the food suppliers €2,500 and the veterinary establishments €3,500 alone. This cannot continue. Like all suppliers of services they need to be paid. They are being patient but we are at the “red letter” stage. We continue to ask them for their services, paying them only a fraction of what we owe.
In the meantime the animals are well taken care of, much with the help of volunteer helpers, but without an urgent injection of funds our future looks gloomy and questionable.

We do not like begging letters but this is one! We are in a desperate financial state. As members we are asking you for extra donations thus enabling K9 to continue to function normally without the thoughts of a bankrupt situation. This can be done in the form of donations (large or small) or paying your out of date yearly subscription (€20) (if applicable). We really need to raise €7000 to clear our debts and get back on “even” again. So please dig into your pockets and purses and donate to this very worthy cause. Can you really say “no” to all those lovable animals we have in our care. We as an organization have faith that you can help the animals in this time of need. In anticipation, the Committee, helpers and animals of K9.

Send your cheque with your name and address to: La Presidente, Refugio de Animales (K9), Apartado No 67, Adeje 38670, Tenerife, Canary Islands. Make your cheque out to “REFUGIO DE ANIMALES (K9)” We will receipt all donations. If you have any problems sending money telephone 0034 922 782840 or 922 740160

Thursday, August 20, 2009

K9 Tenerife Dog Rescue - Homes Needed

Yogi - A small terrier cross,male around 1-2 years old

Tiffany- 8-10 months old, female

Charles - Male Pup 6 months old

Please ring the Kennels at K9 if you would like to rehome one of this dogs
Kennels - 667 638 468

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dog falls from Cliff

Breaking Barking News

Three-year-old Scrappy fell whilst walking with his family from Blackpool. The pooch was rescued unhurt after falling 40ft... well done Moelfre RNLI...!

Click here to read more

Monday, August 17, 2009

Dogs have become more intelligent

Barking News....

According to a study at the first Canine Science Forum in Budapest, Hungary...dogs have become more intelligent, and even learnt a sense of right and wrong, through spending time with humans.

"Well I could of told them that ..!"
Here's the full article

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ball throwing...!

A ball is a simple thing, but to a dog it means so much excitement and pleasure and of course its very good excercise for your pooch. So go on make your dogs day and throw that ball..!

Here's a great photo of a Boxer waiting for a ball to be thrown. Syke the Boxer belongs to the editor of Tenerife Tattle which is a fab website thats keeps you informed about current local news and whats happening in Tenerife - make sure to bookmark it..!

click here to go to Tenerife Tattle

Photo by Julie Hume

Friday, August 14, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Heartworm disease

Heartworm disease cases in dogs increase; owners blame preventives for failing pets!

Every month, lots of dog owners, give their pets some form of heartworm prevention. But recent studies are showing increasing numbers of heartworm positive pets across the country. Some people believe the worms now have the upper hand. Has our trusted protection failed us?

This article was written by a an American vet but of course it is still relevant for Tenerife, as all dogs should take Heartworm tablets here

To read more of the article click below

article click

Friday, August 7, 2009

Siruis -Good Humans wanted

According to María Luisa Risueño, president of animal protection group Sirius, the authorities lack awareness and sensitivity regarding the treatment of animals, and they fail to take into account how this influences the Canarian economy, because tourists view the Canaries as ‘third world’ islands in this respect.

Read the rest of this article on Island connections website

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Donations to K9 when purchasing parking sensor

Sixth Sense is a new company that is offering parking sensors for your cars. So if you hate reversing, make your life easier and safer, no more dents from bumps.

For every installation Gary will give K9 a donation of €5, so make sure you mention K9 when contacting him.

Contact Gary on 660 061 434, or email

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Windsurfing Mutts

After being taken in by kind humans Pooch, a rescue dog from Oldham RSPCA decided this time that he would do all he could to fit in with the lifestyle of his owners.

So when his owner Boyd went for his usual windsurfing session Pooch decided to jump on his board and give it go ..!

"At first he would stand between my legs for a bit of protection but now he's really getting the hang of it", said Boyd,

Read rest of article and see Pooch windsurf

Here's another mutt who is into windsurfing and funnily enough is also called Pooch!, this mutt is from the Southcoast of England - go for it Dude, lets see those loops..!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Stray Dog Prayer

Please send me somebody who will care!
I'm tired of running
I'm sick with despair

My body is aching
It's so racked with pain
And I pray
As I run in the rain
That someone will love me
And give me a home
A warm cozy bed
And a big juicy bone

My last owner tied me
All day in the yard
Sometimes with no water

And that was hard
So I chewed my leash
And God I ran away.........

To read rest of poem click here Tenerife forum

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sirius - Good Humans Needed

According to María Luisa Risueño, president of animal protection group Sirius, the authorities lack awareness and sensitivity regarding the treatment of animals, and they fail to take into account how this influences the Canarian economy, because tour­ists view the Canaries as ‘third world’ islands in this respect.

Read the rest of this article on Island connections website

New Animal rights group

Animal Club Protectura is the name of a new animal protection association which has recently been founded in Puerto de La Cruz.
Their president, Penelpoe Garcia said their first aim was to try to persuade people that a pet is not a toy. She also wants the general public to become aware of the need for sterilisation and proper animal care.

Read rest of article here from Island Connections