Your donations and spending in the shop are really needed. About three months ago Jodie was found in a collapsed and almost dead state with leish and other issues. She spend weeks unable to get out of her bed and was almost put to sleep. However with the tablets the treatments and loving care she survived and is now enjoying life with other dogs and her carers. It cost a lot of money but we will never put a dog to sleep if there is any chance of recovery. She is a old hunting dog with a happy retirement for as long as she lives.
The Hovar Dog Show took place Sunday 29th Oct at John & Anne Shauls house and the fabulous catering was done by Colin & Lynn Buck. Many thanks to Sue McNeil who was our judge for the day. It was a great turn out with over 20 dogs participating. We also thank our sponsors of each of the classes for supporting us.
Best Large Dog over 20kgs sponsored by Celebration Cards.
1st - Alfie/Elaine Bloomfield
2nd- Alfie/ Richard Wallace
3rd- Milo/ Sue Roberts
Best Small Dog under 20kgs sponsored by Solo Hazlo
1st - Duque/ Hazel Roberts
2nd - Gemma / Hovar for adoption
3rd - Molly / Christina
Best Dog under 4yrs sponsored by Chris Haney Frailes Gym
1st - Teo/Gill
2nd - Babe / Patsy
3rd - Zeus/ Richard Wallace
Best Dog over 4yrs sponsored by John & Anne Shaul
1st - Leyla /Janni
2nd - Charlie/ Carol
3rd - Bailey/ Anne Shaul
Best Pedigree Dog sponsored by Buena Vida Restaurant Frailes
1st - Duque /Hazel Roberts
2nd - Charlie / Carol
3rd - Leyla / Janni
Best Crossbreed Dog sponsored by El Valle Nuevo, Frailes
1st - Lola / Gill
2nd - Chica/ Julie
3rd- Polly /Elaine Bloomfield
Best Rescue Dog sponsored by Debbie & George Bryers
1st - Milo / Sue Roberts
2nd- Leyla / Janni
3rd - Butch/ Richard Wallace
Best Hovar Rescue Dog sponsored by Boycie / Carol Rees
1st- Gemma / Hovar for adoption
2nd Babe / Patsy
3rd - Molly / Christina
Obedience /Agility Class sponsored by Simons Autos in memory of Petrol & Diesel.
1st - Bailey / Anne Shaul
2nd - Leyla / Janni
3rd - Chica / Julie
Best Dog in Show sponsored by Tipsy Terrace Restaurant, Frailes
Winner - Leyla - Janni
Doggies all enjoyed a few treats and a social outing and owners had a good day as well!
This Bretton spaniel, called Sugar! was found yesterday she is almost bald due to flea and tick infestation. She has a large hernia under her belly, a sorry state. She did have a chip, the owner was contacted, when he attended at the vets he told her to put the dog down. Looks like she had been a hunter but no longer up to it. The vet contacted HOVAR as she did not see any need to to put her to sleep as her problems could be solved. She is eight years old. So we agreed to pay the bills and Rebecca has found a Spanish lady to foster her. Hopefully in a few weeks she will be fit for a home. The owner of course was only too willing to sign her over as he then didn't even have the euthanasia costs!
Sonia and Rita are two of our fourteen shop volunteers with five of our dogs before they begin their journey to new lives in uk. Charlie the german shepherd was found in a semi starving state in the fields near the urb. Cindy and Gina were abandoned at someone's gate at the top of Barbarroja. Pipa the podenco was wandering the main roads. Jake was one of three dogs left in a garden when their owners abandoned them and the house. All the volunteers do what they do so we can find these dogs new lives wherever that may be. Anyone want a dog don't worry we have plenty more but for these five the wait is over.
Dogs at Large organised a lunch at Monte Alto on 21st Feb to raise funds for a Cat Sterilisation Programme. HoVAR Committee allocated 500€ towards the programme with the money being paid directly to the Vet Rebbecca in the village to cover the costs towards the programme. In total over 1500€ was raised at the function and this will go a long way to moving this programme along in the Hondon Valley Area. Chairman Colin Buck made the announcement at the function and the contribution was greatly appreciated. Rebbecca the vet informed us that the 500€ had now been fully used so we will hope to see improvements in the numbers of feral cats in the area. This has been a great opportunity for animal charities in the area to work together for the benefit of animal welfare.
Dog Sterilisation Programme
HOVAR will shortly launch a dog sterilisation programme in the area of Nieves, Frailes and La Romana. This will also include chipping of dog to owner. Further details will shortly be published about the programme and the criteria of eligibility which we will hope to commence in the next month or two. We expect to have good support from the local Town Halls who will also assist us where they can.