Monday, January 25, 2010

k9 News and Events

K9 Team in Alcala - Photo taken by John Beckley of  'Sorted Sites.Com'

Sponsored Walk In Alcala 6th December 2009

On Sunday 6th December a Sponsored Walk took place organised by Christine, Kenny & Maggie. The walk was from Alcala to Playa San Juan and back again finishing at Tu Rincon (known as the Beach Bar, run by Juan Carlos) and raised the sum of €732.43.  K9 would like to thank all those who took part especially the Sponsors & Walkers – namely Maggie with Rosie, Francisco, M.Williams, Wendy & Graham and W.Anderson. The evening entertainment was provided by Steve the Wanderer.
Many thanks for such a splendid effort in raising this amount which has gone towards food and vet’s bills at the kennels.

K9 & FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS would like to take the opportunity of thanking our vets for their support during the past year. Victor and his staff at Alcala (922 865505 – 24 hours and 616 366982), Pedro, Cesear & Rafael at Hospivet Sur in Las Chafiras (922 736927) and Fernando & Veronica in Los Olivos, Adeje (922 780088 and 667 802873) who go out of their way to help us and we would recommend members of the public going to them for assistance.


During the past year Muriel of K9 started going to Alcala Market and was later joined by Kenny & Maggie. This has proved a profitable move on Muriel’s part and since her long stay in the U.K., Kenny & Maggie have taken over organising Playa San Juan and Alcala with the valuable help of Ingrid.
Playa San Juan takes place on Wednesdays and Alcala on Sundays (both 9am to 2pm).

K9 CAR BOOT SALE, Happy Days, Silencio, NEARLY NEW SALE, Shimmers Bar, Callao Salvaje and FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS Car Boot Sale, Los Gigantes.

The K9 Car Boot Sale takes place on the First Sunday of every month,(8am -2pm) the Nearly New Sale on the Second Saturday each month (10am -12noon) and the Friends of the Animals Car Boot Sale on the last Sunday of every month. (8am – 2pm).

More clothes, shoes, bedding, books CD’s, DVD,s & BRIC A BRAC are desperately needed for these Sales, and goods can be left at the Kennels, brought to any of the Sales or collected (Pat the Cat on 
608 121 081 or Kenny on 686 141 003)

Our appreciation and thanks go to all the helpers at the above Sales and those who sort at the Local – please keep up the good work in helping towards the care of the animals at the kennels.


During the festive season we had several Baskets made by Muriel to raise money for K9. Taffy’s Bar in San Eugenio raised a staggering €460., Paddy McGinty’s in Callao Salvaje raised €275 (all tickets sold by Arianna); the Corner Bar at Parque De La Paz raised €140 and Happy Days & The Globe €80 – a fantastic total of €955 – a big “Thank You” from the dogs & cats at the kennels.
Any bars wishing to have Easter Baskets to raffle to raise funds for K9 please get in touch with Pat the Cat (608 121 081)


There is to be a K9 Musical Gala Evening on Tuesday 11th May at Starlights Bar, Silencio. There will be an all star line up of entertainment plus a Buffet. The purpose of the evening is to raise awareness as well as money to support the abandoned cats & dogs in the K9 kennels at San Miguel.
More information will be provided in later editions of this paper. Guests will also be invited to donate a tin or bag of cat/dog food and bring it with them on the 11th.


The dogs like to be taken out of the kennels for a change of scene, so there is always room for more dog walkers and you will be made welcome any day from 10am to 1.30pm. We have sufficient volunteers on a Sunday but very little help on the other days.

Occasionally foster parents for a cat or dog are needed for short term care. The reason might be a broken bone, illness or just TLC. Please contact the kennels if interested.

Help is needed as required in trapping & neutering of stray cats. Training will be provided for anyone interested. Again please contact the kennels for further information.

If you would like to arrange a fundraising event on K9’s behalf, or have any ideas, please contact any of the telephone numbers below.


At Las Chafiras on the San Miguel side of the motorway. Follow the San Miguel road for 400 metres you will see the First Impressions/Kia Car Showroom on your right. After a further 300 metres you will see a road off to your right. Continue up this road for approx 1 mile. The kennels are on the right on a bend (signposted). Car parking opposite the kennels. OPEN EVERY DAY 10AM TO 1.30PM.


Kennels 667 638 468 9am to 5pm
Pat the Cat 608 121 081 9am to 6pm
Spanish only 667 638 468 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
Spanish only 670 841 925 Evenings & Weekends

Polite request. Newspapers no longer required at the kennels until further notice. Thanks.

Press release written by Mike


  1. Hey Nikki, not sure if you saw this photo. Feel free to use it if you want