Sunday, January 9, 2011

Accion-del-sol update

Written  by Karen Clack -

Well the festivities are over and so its back to concentrating on my voluntary work helping Accion Del Sol and the many dogs here on the island. 2010 was a good year for Accion Del Sol with over 350 dogs being brought in to the refuge by Protection Civil, almost 300 of those dogs have all been re homed either here in Tenerife or in Germany. 

Marion works extremely hard to rehome as many dogs as possible. At present there are over 160 dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds all looking for kind new loving homes. Every single dog in the refuge as soon as it comes to the refuge is sterilised or castrated, wormed, deflead, micro chipped, inoculated as necessary , pass ported , well fed and cared for and socialised so enabling them to be rehommed. 

Accion Del Sol is a first class refuge with superb facilities, they operate with 3 but soon to be 4 town halls which is a very positive step forward for the refuge. May I take this opportunity to remind the public that if you do find an abandoned dog on the street then please phone the police on 112, it is there responsibility to contact Protection Civil who will collect the dog and take it to the appropriate LEGAL refuge. There are laws in place here in Tenerife for stray and abandoned dogs so if you really want to help these animals then PLEASE follow the correct and legal procedure. Together we can make a difference ..

 Accion Del Sol is situated at Exit 52 on the TF1 directly next to the Eolica Parque, Poligono industrial estate , Granadilla, under the windmills. The refuge is open monday - friday 3-6 pm. Marion welcomes everybody to come and look around this amazing refuge and there are always lots of dogs that would love a walk ,brush or some play time. Please contact Marion on 922778630 for more information.

This year we have lots of events planned including our Pets Portrait competition in conjunction with The Tenerife Forum  Pets Portrait Thread  for more information if you would like to join in. In May we are again after the huge success of last year doing The Teide Challenge, for more information on either of these events, please contact Karen on 687905511. We also have spring, summer, autumn and a winter events in there planning stages , more info to follow shortly.

We also have our weekly fitness club with Danny Bryne a personal fitness trainer and our dogs, its fun, great exercise, chaotic at times but the dogs love it. Again please call us if you would like to join us.
Marion and myself are also starting to collect household items large or small, clothes, books, bric a brac and more, please contact us on either of the above numbers if you have any items that you would like to donate to the refuge so we can raise a euro or two towards the vast costs of running the refuge, and to enable us to help even more dogs here in Tenerife.
Many thanks in advance on behalf of Marion from Accion Del Sol dog refuge and myself.

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