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  1. 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.





  2. 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!

     516e was total raised!





  3. 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!

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  4. 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.

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  5. HOVAR Contributes to Cat Sterilisation Programme


    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.