Well March has seen a lot of change Action4Animals has not decided what they are doing as yet but 4 of us resigned and have reformed as Hondon Valley Animal Rescue (HOVAR). We are going to be holding many smaller events such as a 'Summer bbq party' and a 'Paella Night' as well as a dog show and a September Dinner Dance. We are also going to do regular car boot sales to raise funds.
We are desperately looking for new volunteers and helpers so please get it touch.Been very busy since I last wrote. Picked up Sheba the lovely Alsatian from the street, Tyson the large german shepherd cross from the mountain road, 4 new born puppies from inside a bin, a mum and pup turned up at the door and the people are kindly fostering them and VERY sad yet beautiful Doberman is a terrible state including being blind. we are overrun with dogs and are looking for fosterers urgently.
Well the dance went very well with 97 people attending. Everyone enjoyed the band and disco and many people were dancing till 3am! Another one hopefully end of September will keep everyone posted.Over the weekend we found a spaniel in the streets of Frailes, we checked him for a chip and he had one! We called his owner who met with us and asked us to help re-home him as he works all day and can't keep him. So Duke is now staying with Colin until we can get him a home.Alfie went to his new mum and is now living in Seville new mum is very very happy (so if Alfie).
We took a call about a young puppy living near some bins. After hours of trying to catch him (thanks Paula!!!!) we have him and he is staying with Sam. Unfortunately so scared at the moment no picture.We had an email about a dog living in a field in La Canalosa and yesterday went and got the dog who is beautiful. He is currently being looked after by Marianne.Got some calls on Chica and Alfie from the papers last week but unfortunately didn't come to anything. Also had a call from a guy in Frailes who had seen our posters and was taking his friend to see the lovely pup Goldie.Colin following up on Red in La Marina today and Poppy very happy with her new mum in La Zenia and Sam going to follow that up next week. Busy busy month!Feb 24th - even more success that is 5 homed this month and all from new advertising. Goldie the puppy went to her new family in torrevieja. We are really pleased.Jacquie found a dog very badly injured from a car, 2 broken legs at the back and in a lot of pain. We were ready to have her operated on but unfortunately the damage was too bad. Very sad news.New puppy Timmy now very happy running around loving his brothers and sisters and his fear has almost gone - what a transformation in a week. He needs a loving home.
Well what a week! This week we managed to finally get Sandy a home (after 6 months) we homes Barby and Poppy and Samantha the cat. We also took a call from a lady on 12th Feb about a tiny puppy who had wandered into the garden we picked her up she was very thin and sad but within 3 hours had found a lovely couple who said they would have her. Rushed her off to the vets for a check and she is now homed - too quick to even get a picture.Trying to help find Timmy for Bob and Marie in Aspe they are distraught see the picture on the front page and lost and found page.Some of the team have been trying to catch a very very poorly cat in Nieves. Jacquie has gone there every day for a week sometimes for 3 hours. The cat is getting worse and worse but will not come. It has been very sad and taken a lot of time and still to date (17th Feb) the poor thing has not been caught.Answered an email about a lovely dog been living in the fields near La Canalosa we are due to go out and get it and try and find a home for it. Watch this space....
Today we got a call from a lady in Barbarroja who had a young pup outside her house for 3 daysâ¦.she asked for our help. We went down and picked the lovely girl up and currently have her at a foster house until we can get posters up and check for a chip.
Also had great response from new adverts a lady rang after the TIM advert and has adopted Max â such good news thatâs 2 dogs in 2 weeks from these new publications.
Yesterday a couple rang and brought a young beagle looking dog to Sam with harness still on and flee collar. We did some posters and sam put her in her car to walk around frailes but never made it as the puppy managed to lock her out of her car while the keys were in it and the engine runningâ¦.anyway 20euros and an hour later she got back in the car (it was in the middle of the road) and her owners turned up at Sue and Daves looking for the dog had been for 3 days and were sent to Sueâs as someone known for working with animals. Anyway alls well that ends well the puppy is back with very grateful Spanish owners!
Currently we have 6 dogs needing a home but we are getting more and more calls everyday!
Feb 2nd - we went over and took photos of Poppy the lovely little black dog found. Spoke to a lady who called following an advert in coast rider and hopefully getting poppy down to see her as lady cannot drive. Poppy off to the vet tomorrow for a check up.
Looks like we may have homed Poppy which is brilliant going to Guardamar for a viewing next Wednesday. In the meantime Colin found a handsome lovely dog he has named Red tied to a bin! He is looking for a home if you know anyone.
Feb 5th - Alfie and Barby were taken to the vet. As suspecte Barby doesn't have a chip and Alfie needed his final injection before going to his new home.
The weekend saw Chica being picked up from her foster home they could no longer keep her after much upset and deliberation Chica went to Sam's house and the weekend was spent walking her around the hondon's trying to find her a loving home.
Feb 9th - Red has found a new home. We are so pleased a lady from La Marina called having seen him on the internet and he was adopted yesterday.
We have been called out to rescue a 7 month old puppy from the bins and found a small 2 year old wandering down the middle of the road in Frailes. We are seeking a home for the puppy and managed to find the owners of the little girl.Steve our committee member went around putting up posters of the puppy (Alfie) to see if we could trace any owners. We took Alfie to the vets no microchip and so he has had his first jab and we are actively seeking a home for him.Steve also adopted a cat this month.We have been busy putting posters of all our dogs needing a home in La Romana, Nieves, Frailes and Aspe and have contacted The Leader, The Costa Blanca News and The Inland Magazine trying to get more advertising.We helped a spanish couple try and find their 2 lost dogs doing posters and putting on the web site. They went missing on 27th December and great news is they were found in Pinoso yesterday (not by us).A busy weekend! We had a call to help a young, large dog who we have named Max. We went and got him and took him to the vet as he was a bit lame and the couple who found him are kindly fostering him for us whilst we try and home him. We took a call about 2 young dogs living outside somebodys house for over a week so went along and collected them.Tuesday saw a trip to the vet for Alfie (needs a home) he had ripped his dew claw and had to have it removed and one of the alsatians we homed in December (Bruce) to be castrated.We have been asked to trap 3 semi-feral cats so the owners of the property can have them sterilised so are working on how we are going to do that!There is a shelter in crisis in Callosa de Segura, 80 dogs living on stone floors in a derelict building with no heat or even glass in the windows. There were 7 puppies living there and we managed to get 2 of them out of that awful environment to a new home.A busy final week to January. We are now in the Inland Mag, the Coast Rider, The Costa Blanca News, the Euro weekly and on www.businessfreeads.com and www.spanimal.org.Had an enquiry about Alfie from a lady in Seville who is coming to see him with a view to adoption so good old internet it really works! We have picked up a beautiful Breton Spaniel puppy and she is currently being fostered and also a lovely little dog we have named poppy in La Romana. Moving forward with becoming legal and generally things are getting exciting.