Saturday, February 19, 2011

Accion-del-sol update

Written by Karen Clack

The town halls, schools and Kindergarten in collaboration with Aktiontier are starting with more educational programmes for children this year in Animal welfare.
In Tenerife they have the opportunity to learn not only in a classroom but also at the refuge, this keeps it even longer in children's minds .Accion Del Sols vet will educate the children on basic care and feeding, how to treat a dog, How to educate a dog, explain the importance of yearly vaccinations, heart worm and flea prevention . The children will learn how to correctly handle a dog and they will learn the importance of respecting the dogs. The children will have hands on experience with the dogs and supervised play time with the puppies and small dogs. This is a mayor step forward to improve animal welfare here in Tenerife. For more information please go to our
Facebook page (Aktiontier Accion ) 

Our next fundraising event is on the 12th of march which is a long distance (20km ) horse ride from El Salto to El Medano via the Accion Del Sol dog refuge for refreshments then a scenic ride back via El Dessierto then back to Karens finca for a well deserved BBQ and cool beer or two. One of the riders Nicola Rowe will be celebrating her 40th birthday that day so once the horses are fed and settled im sure the celebrations will begin. If you would like to join us with your own horse or to sponsor us then please contact Karen on 687905511 for more information.

This last week has been again a busy week for Accion Del Sol , the cocker spaniel in the picture was collected in Arona, he has a microchip but his owner cannot be traced so after the obligatory 21 days he will be looking for a new home. If you do own a dog please insure the microchip is in your name and registered at (en los bases de datos del colegio) or better known as Zoocan (, the vet will give you a blue copy of the chip registration form , you can then rest assured if you do loose your dog then you can be easily traced and contacted and reunited with your pet.

Thank you to the kind people who have donated various items for us to sell to raise money for the refuge. We are collecting bric a brac, items large and small, clothes, books and household items. Please contact the refuge on 922778630 or Karen on 687905511 if you can help out in any way.
Accion Del Sol is situated at Exit 51 on the TF1, Poligono Industrial Estate, Granadilla, next to Iter the Parque Eolica del ITER (windmill farm ) and the refuge is open monday - friday 3-6pm. Visitors and dog walkers are always welcome.

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