Marisa President of La Esperanza holding a rescue pup
Five rescue pups being looked after by their surrogate mum, a male pooch !
Marisa started the refuge approx 8 years ago, It developed from opening up a boarding kennel 'Petsworld Dog Hotel' and finding unfortunately some people started to leave abandoned dogs on her doorstep. So then La Esperanza was born. Marisa has established connections with many other rescue centres in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and France, with whom she has established close and ongoing contact.
Stuart holding a couple of rescue puppies
A photograph taken through the fence to the large plot where the dogs run free
Hola its me !
Marisa told me that all the dogs that come in her refuge are castrated, which is especially important for the ones who live in the open large plot. She firmly believes in sterilisation and her own dogs also have been castrated. The maximum number of dogs she will have at one time is 60 dogs
The boarding kennels help towards the cost of running the refuge. But funding of the refuge is largely done by fund-raising through market stalls etc. and donations. A washing machine was donated recently by a kind member of Tenerife forum .
To find out more about volunteering and making a donation phone Marisa on 679 161 682
Tenerifedogs wishes all the best to Marisa and her rescue doggies at La Esperanza...
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