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On 20th October, all day, there's a festival for and about abandoned pets needing homes. There's a bouncy castle, puppet show, dog-disco-dancing, agility, an introduction to pets-as-therapy, presentation of some dogs seeking homes and their stories. I think Galgos 112 will be there and La Voz Animal will be. It looks fun and a good thing to support. You can see the poster here: http://www.lavozanimal.com/images/Cartel%20festival%20perrigatos.jpghttp://www.lavozanimal.com/images/Cartel%20festival%20perrigatos.jpg
I'm in Sevilla, but am an enthusiastic supporter of La Voz Animal in Parla, Madrid http://www.lavozanimal.com/ as well as other animal charities. I'm writing this because, as the economic recession continues, more animals are abandoned and fewer people can afford to donate or help; the shelter desperately needs bread. Here is the appeal: http://tinyurl.com/9q2zf69 and here it is in Englsih: Hallo and thank you for reading. We're stretched to our limits in every way; I'm trying everything I know to keep the cats and dogs and farm animals fed and cared for until the situation improves, but we don't know how long this can last. I'm asking you all to help if you can, in whatever way you can, and with each giving a little, together we'll get through this.The contact who has been contributing 80% of the dry bread we used no longer works at a bakery, so we only have 20% of what we need. Cereals are fundamental in the diet of herbivore farm animals and dry bread covered 50% of their diet. We need as many people as possible to save their dry bread or ask their local bakery to contribute the stale bread, and deliver it to us when you visit. We cannot permit the animals to go hungry because of this situation. The economic situation is very grave and it's more and more difficult to pay for the feed for the cats and dogs, more and more difficult to get donations and we are running out of money to pay for all they need. If you can help at all, we'll be eternally grateful. Thank you very much indeed. Beatriz Menchén It's a wonderful association. They used to have the place they use now, for the rescued farm animals, and they had a contract to run the local perrera (pound) which of course they ran quite differently from the usual, with a total no-kill policy and love and fun and good care for all the animals - including a pig! However, the Mayor has chucked them out in order to give the contract to a an international company Athisa, that specialises in pest control and will kill the animals that are classified as possibly dangerous (several breeds of dog, for instance) or unhealthy or if they aren't adopted quickly - in other words, abandoned animals are pests. When they go to collecta lost dog, it travels in the same van as the rat poison and corpses.. ..D'you smell the familiar scent of corruption? D'you hear the clink of money changing hands? Lots of the members did a huge lock-in to protest, it was on television at least twice and we all petitioned, but to no avail - the dogs and cats have had to be moved to the land with the farm animals and now we have to collect money to build kennels. I know Madrid's a big place and most of you probably haven't the time or inclination to do this, but in case you can and will help, by asking your local bakery to save bread and then delivering it, or by contributing in any way, it would be wonderful. Parla is 20km south of Madrid centre http://tinyurl.com/q9b9df5 and it's a loevly association and they welcome visits and help of any sort. They rescue donkeys, horses, goats, sheep, chcikens, pigs as well as cats and dogs.
I have always had cats in my home but have never had this problem. A couple of months ago I took in an abandoned kitten. He was quite fierce and unwell. Keep him isolated until he was well and calmer then gave him the run of the house. Problem is another older cat. she's 3. Really appears to dislike the newcomer. The 3 year old has just about moved in with a friend up the street. If you have had this happen what did you do, is there an answer to the problem?
Our 4 year old dog, he's a Heinz 57, has started to howl if we leave him. We always take him with us if its possible so he's not left for hours on his own. Can anyone offer any advice on what might help before all the neighbours fall out with us. He does not seem distressed when we return.