Thursday, September 29, 2011

Photographs from Accion-del-Sol


Directions to Accion-del-Sol are as follows......on the TF1 going north from the airport towards Santa Cruz take the turning off for the Granadilla Industrial Port, exit A. Head towards the sea and windmills go straight across one roundabout when you reach the next roundabout veer right up towards the Ecological centre. You will stop and see a hut ( you can't go any further as their will be barrier and somebody outside the hut) Accion-del-sol is up a track on your right about a 100 metres...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Me posing infront of my Posters for Accion-del-Sol

Here I am with Marion (Director of accion-del-sol) on the right and Nikki on the left posing for a photo shoot. I am the cute one in the middle.

Nikki designed some posters for children which will be displayed at  Accion-del-sol with me as the star, it explains my true story of how I was picked up by the dog catchers and taken to Accion-del-sol and how they looked after me at the refuge and my adoption by Nikki and Richard . The posters also gives tips on how to be a responsible dog owner .

The story has been translated into three languages English, Spanish and German . The German version appears on the main Aktiontier website.

Go to this link to view the posters.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The cost of owning a dog or cat

The cost of owning a dog or Cat is approx £17.000  or 19,450 euros over the animals lifetime.

I certainly do not want to put anyone off from adopting a dog or cat , but its important to take into account the financial commitment as well as the time you give to your pet so he is happy. Its not much point in adopting a dog or cat from a shelter or buying a pet from a breeder and realising a few months down the line that you can't afford your furry friend and possibly abandoning him or her.

Read more Here

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bobo needs a home or he probably will need to be put down...!

Could someone help this little chap he needs one on one care to have any chance to survive . If anybody could adopt Bobo please contact Madat on  648 137 071 email
Bobo is currently in a clinic , because he has a problem with his trachea he can't live in a shelter as he needs care

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My first stay at Poochie Pet Hotel :)

I had my first stay at Poochie Pet Hotel recently , it was great fun made some doggie friends and it was full on play mode !. What is great about Poochies is that the dogs are not kept in the kennels all day, but can run around the large enclosed area..

Alison takes photos of your pooch and uploads the photos on to Poochie Pet Hotel Facebook page which is a nice touch..:) check out Poochies Facebook page

Nikki and Richard will definately be booking me into Poochie Pet Hotel again..:)

Ring Alison and Mark on 661099365  or email if you would like to book your doggie in.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Accion-del-sol Pet Portrait competition

Here are some photos that have been submitted for the Accion-del-sol Pet Portrait competition which is being organised by Karen Clack. The photos that are chosen will be exhibited at Accion-del-sol on the 2nd October 2pm Sunday. So make sure to put that date into your diary, its going to be wooftastic..!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Seatbelt Law for dogs in the UK

I think this is a woofing good idea, hopefully it will happen some campaigners are trying to get  a law passed in the UK to make legislation whereby it is the responsibilty of the car driver to securely fasten his dog in the car when driving, with a harness and seatbelt.

It makes sense, doggies are also made of flesh and blood and during a car accident can be catapulted into the windscreen.

Here's a link for more info on this subject  Seatbelt Law for dogs 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hard at work at the computer

Me hard at work on the computer - what does a pup have to do to earn a biscuit or two...!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Abandonded dogs is also a human rights issue

In many poor countries, stray dogs constitute a serious health problem, spreading diseases and attacking people. A recent decision by Europe's top human rights court highlights the issue, but doesn't provide a solution.

Click here to read full article

Friday, September 2, 2011

Accion-del-sol News

ACCION del Sol’s main goal since opening their refuge at Granadilla five years ago has been to reduce the number of dogs abandoned on the streets over here.

That is why they have accepted the official rules and regulations and have reached agreements with Tenerife Cabildo (Government) and its various municipalities in the South of Tenerife.

The centre’s aim is to press forward towards responsible management concerning the issue of animal protection by both parties.

Collection procedure:

  • The local police notify the collector and arrange the collection of the abandoned dog.
  • The Civil Protection, or the probation officer, picks up the animal and transports it in a specially-adapted to the shelter.
  • On arrival, the dog is issued with a serial number for registration and documented. Three copies are made and all are signed and sealed by the manager/centre veterinarian.
  • The official document states the meeting site, date, time, race, sex and colour of the dog. The dog collector will also take a picture of the animal for the document and checks with a microchip reader to see whether it has been chipped
  • If the animal has a microchip, the owner will be notified immediately. He/she then has 21 days to remove the animal from the centre, after passing through the local police or Town Hall and showing the relevant documents.
  • If, after 21 days, the dog is not claimed, the dog will be in the custody of the shelter.
  • If the owner had not registered a “lost pet” complaint at the local police, he/she faces a substantial fine.
  • Who holds the registered document? One copy stays in the shelter, the local police have another, while the third goes to the relevant Town Hall.

Although the Accion del Sol shelter can house up to 150 animals and is regarded as one of the largest refuges in Tenerife, there is insufficient space for all the stray dogs.

That means there are strict controls in place, which are necessary to prevent overcrowding and enable staff to maintain the relevant standards of animal protection and welfare.

For that reason Marion Gonzalez, who runs Accion de Sol and is a director of Aktiontier – the German charity which sponsors the refuge – stresses that it is not a place where people can simply offload their pets.

“If a person decides to have an animal, then he/she must maintain responsibility for the pet’s lifetime. The refuge is not obligated to accept pets which are no longer cherished by their owners,” said Marion.

“Although this sometimes causes arguments with people who want to abandon dogs at the shelter, there can be no exceptions to this rule.

“The refuge takes in only those animals which have been abandoned in those municipalities where there is an agreement with the Town Council.”

Marion adds: “We have never said we can solve the global problem on this Island. We simply want to be an example of how you could take the issue of animal protection from the authorities and other protectors.

“As some municipalities receive Government payments, it is our duty to comply with the agreements. Naturally, this also includes crimes of mistreatment.

“We all need to work together without repercussions, and to ensure that people who abandon their pets are punished.

“If we fail to do this, then the problem of abandoned and non-neutered dogs will continue.”

Source: Canarian weekly

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dirty Dog..!

Had a really fun time in the sand this morning playing with my mates, but got a little dirty...!
Here's a photo of me before my shower..

After my shower :)

Accion-del-sol walkies is now starting at 6pm at Compestalla Beach

The Evening Seafront walk in aid of the doggies at Accion-delSol has been changed to 4th Sept, 6pm- Compestella Beach on the seafront, Los Cristanios.
There is an underground carpark at Compestella beach to park. Please call Karen on 687905511 or Marion on 922778630 if you need directions.

Many thanks for supporting Accion Del Sol.

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