Stray dogs are a big problem here in Spain and it is heartbreaking for an animal lover like me to see so many animals wandering around looking hungry, cold and generally fed up. My natural reaction is to round them all up and look after them all.
Of course I can’t as I only have a small caravan, two resident members of royalty (aka the cats) and a husband who isn’t so keen on dogs (due to a scary dog biting incident in his youth that is best not mentioned)
So, I am doing the next best thing and helping our at a dog rescue center on the 6th December.
Spanish Stray Dogs are organising a group of us to go and take blankets, food and lots of love and attention to these gorgeous animals and hopefully make them feel a little more comfortable. We will be cleaning ears, grooming and treating them with essential oils.
Los Borrios kill shelter where we are going ( I have yet to pluck up the courage to ask why it is named such) has room for 50 dogs but at the moment has 100 so it is overcrowded and noisy. Imagine how confusing and upsetting that must feel to a little animal.
With Christmas coming please spare a thought for these poor animals and maybe instead of buying cards this year donate just 5 euros to help buy some food. Then email all your friends instead and let them know what you have done and encourage them to do the same…..It’s easy to do, just click on the link on the website (Spanish Stray Dogs)and follow the payment instructions. Its all secure and above board and these doggies would really appreciate some loving thoughts and actions this Christmas.
I will take my camera with me and post the photo’s when I get back. I know it will be heart wrenching and I fully expect to fall head over heels in love with all of the four legged residents but am hoping that our visit will help in some small way.
Also, remember that these dogs can be re-homed anywhere so if you are looking to give a dog a loving home then maybe consider one of these babies.
On our recent stay in Portugal we met a Dutch couple who had the most gorgeous dog with them. Turned out they had adopted her from Malaga over the internet. The first time they met her was when they went to pick her up at Rotterdam airport. It was love at first sight for all of them and absolute prove that it can work.
So, please go and visit Spanish Stray Dogs and support these gorgeous doggies this Christmas…….