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  1. No calls today. Over to Frailies in the afternoon to see lady who is embroidering our dog coats.  Good service they will be ready Tuesday, To vets with pup. Progressing well and should make a full recovery. Ready for homing next week. Must get it away before the pup (or Lynne) becomes to attached.How she was when she was found, poor thing eh.  pup with ticks

  2. Spent about 3 hours sorting some car boot stuff. People have been so generous.  Rufus still has lots of ticks despite collar so I bought frontline for him, its so expensive, 9E for one treatment, hope it clears them.  Call from lady neat Calpe who wants Chica so I am going up there Sunday, a long way but if it gets the dog settled its worth it.
    PUPPY update, shes doing fine, walking a good bit today and wants to be on Lynnes knee all the time.  Back at vets in the morning but i think shes going to be fine. Looking for a home next week I think.
  3. Thought it was going to be a quiet day!  Some cementing done and weeds sprayed. Received call from Spanish man suggesting 'Rufus' might be his dog. Sam (who was visiting at the time) and me took the dog to Bar Loli to meet him. Not his dog - Shame.
    Received call saying that yet another Alsation had been found in La Romana. Arranged to pick up at 4:30. Man phoned later to say that he might keep the dog and could I leave him for now. Most happily said Yes.
    Over to Frailies to take Tyson from kennels to a foster at La Canalosa. Back to Barbaroja to collect a van full of items from Sams kindly donated by a lady from Macisvenda for car boot sale.
    Then to Frailies Town Hall to meet lady who has made our dog coats.  Home to spend an hour sorting car boot items into some sort of order.
    UPDATE ON THE PUPPY (SALLY) - Looked a little brighter this morning. Handfed a small amount of food then bathed and Lynne removed hundreds of dead ticks and fleas. Carried her outside (still hardly able to walk) and the little darling did a pee and the other.  'House trained already!'  Had her medicine and more food and is definitely looking a little interested in her surroundings - but not moving about much.
    Heard from lady who is fostering Coco. She is doing very well, settling in and being a very good girl.  I am very pleased. 
  4. Busy day today. Lynne and I were just setting off for Fortuna when I received a phone call from a lady in La Romana who had found a puppy in the road. It appeared injured and bleeding from its rear end. We collected and dashed off to the vets.  The poor thing was smothered in ticks and fleas.  How so many ticks could get into a puppies ears I dont know. Salvador quickly established that the dog had not been hit by a car but was suffering an infection caused by the ticks. It had simply collapsed.  He gave it drugs and put it on a drip and told us to come back in the evening to see if the puppy survived. He also sprayed it, fleas and ticks were dropping of within seconds Then of to Fortuna to see a lady who gave us some things for car boot or raffles.  She is busy building some kennels and has offered us free space for some dogs. Lovely people and so generous.  Its a fair run out there but maybe will take up her offer if and when we have urgent need.  People like this really make you realise there are plenty of caring souls around.  Back home to pick up Coco and take her to a lady in La Canolosa who is fostering her for a while.  After 3 weeks with me she has really improved in behaviour and apperance so hope she settles in new home.  Then off back to vets to see puppy.  Still very weak but surviving. No guarantee of getting through it but we have brought her home with 2 lots of pills and special food. Still ears full of ticks but they are dead so good clean up required tomorrow. Take her back on Saturday to see how she is. Rufus in the old chicken pen doing well and loves his walks. We have arranged our first fund raising event (see events page)
  5. 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.