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Walkers raise much-needed funds for Parkinson's charity


A group of fundraisers are celebrating after raising 570 euros for the Asociación Parkinson Sol de Estepona last Sunday. A total of 60 people and 10 dogs took part in the sponsored seven-kilometre family walk around El Colmenar. It was hoped the



Dogs come to the rescue again


Man's reliance on dogs has been long established. Prehistoric man found dogs kept predators at bay and early on shepherds found dogs able to round up sheep much more effectively than they could and further uses were soon discovered. It was not ... until the time of Charles II that the companionship of dogs was valued and dogs became household pets in Britain. Now a new use has been discovered. Early detection of diseases and viruses is an important factor in successfully treating illnesses. ... Now, in the present virus pandemic, dogs have been found that can detect the coronavirus at an amazing speed, potentially a valuable tool for the hard-pressed medical profession. This discovery joins a list of other illnesses that dogs can detect



Police break up illegal campsites at popular Maro beauty spot

Eugenio Cabezas Nerja's councillor for security, Francisco Arce. The municipal cleaning services removed a large amount of rubbish from the area and had to use a boat to clear some of it. A number of stray dogs that had 'adopted' the campers were also removed by



“If this situation goes on for a long time, the future of Triple A will be at risk”

Charo Márquez

...fact that it was permitted to take dogs for a walk during lockdown, but until last weekend people couldn't go out for a walk themselves, perhaps led some to look for an excuse to go outside, and did not genuinely want to provide a home for a dog. ... is considered an essential service. Saturdays are the best days at the shelter because around 40 volunteers normally take the dogs for a walk on a nearby piece of land then. Now, the number has reduced to ten “veteran dog walkers” for the 250 dogs



Avoiding road accidents with dogs


Had it happened again? To my intense relief I saw a bent number plate and a black and white dog tearing away with no apparent injury apart from a raging headache and having learned, I hope, a bitter lesson. Some dogs have road sense, usually



Torremolinos joins abandoned dogs adoption programme

Tony Bryant

Torremolinos is the latest town to join the initiative #CuidayAdopta, a service that encourages the adoption of abandoned and lost dogs. Organised by the Spanish association of municipal veterinarians (AEVM), the project aims to reduce the number of ... stray dogs that currently live on the streets of Torremolinos. The new initiative will promote a policy of "dog owners taking responsibility, zero tolerance of abandonment and the promotion of adoption". As part of its commitment, the town hall has ... agreed to collect, shelter and offer any vaccinations and food until adequate homes can be found. Until 2015, municipal dog pounds could euthanise dogs if they were not claimed or rehomed within ten days, but legislation now prohibits the sacrifice of



Keeping them warm


...sleep make sure they are not in line with the draughts from the bottom of doors or ill-fitted windows. Most dogs like to curl up in a basket. In the feral state they will turn around many times in the undergrowth before they settle down. Although very ... sure that his basket is never against a wall; a tell-tale sign of dampness will only appear after a long time. We all know how well (and long!) cats sleep. They are more difficult to accommodate than dogs as they prefer to change their sleeping place ... regularly. As with dogs, give them their own basket, even if they do not use it all the time. Make sure though, that they do not choose the top of a heater or sleep too close to an open fire. In cold weather cats shelter in the strangest of places. One of



Torrox council introduces fines for irresponsible dog owners

Eugenio Cabezas

Torrox town hall announced last week that owners who do not clean up after their dogs could be subject to a fine of between 120 and 700 euros. Mayor of Torrox Óscar Medina said that the law is already in place but that there will be a "few weeks'



Simeone's scrappers

Rob Palmer

When it comes to football, Atlético Madrid are just like Andy Ruiz Jr, the ugly fighter than nobody fancies to become champion, but likewise nobody wants to step into the ring with. Liverpool's biggest obstacle to regaining their European title is



Animal Care España finds new homes in Belgium for 42 rescued dogs

Tony Bryant

Animal Care España (ACE) has given the perfect Christmas present to more than 40 rescued dogs. As part of the charity's ongoing rehousing programme, which organises forever homes in various parts of Europe, the dogs have been found new families in ... Belgium. The dogs, which included greyhounds, labradors, podencos, mastiffs and several mixed breeds, left the refuge centre in La Cala de Mijas last Friday and were transported by a German company that specialises in the transportation of animals. ... Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Russia, the USA and Spain), all united by their love of dogs. The event included a three-course dinner and musical entertainment was supplied by Laura Elen, a classically trained singer. There was also a charity raffle



Marbella shows off it's top dogs

Ash Bolton

...stalls. He said: "It went tremendously well. Everyone's support is very much appreciated." During the show dozens of dogs competed in 12 different categories. The Best in Show category was won by Veronica Kener's dog, Africa, a Malinois. At present ... Triple A looks after 358 dogs, 230 cats and one Vietnamese pig. The charity re-homes pets around Spain but the majority of dogs are adopted by people in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Finland and Sweden. Jan added that the charity now offers "Virtual ... welcome of all nationalities - especially for dog walking every Saturday morning, when all of the dogs are taken out for a weekly stroll by dozens of volunteers.



Words and dogs

peter harrison

It is small wonder that dogs are often confused when given commands by their owners. How can a canine mind work out that "Sit!" means the same as "Will you sit down for heaven's sake?!" or "Come when I call!" means the same as "Here!"? When in



Vélez-Málaga's pines protected from caterpillar invasion

Agustín Peláez

Vélez-Málaga town hall has started treating areas with high numbers of pine trees against processionary caterpillars, which attack the trees and can seriously endanger dogs' lives and pose a potential threat to humans. Areas include Vélez-Málaga



Police investigate spate of dog poisonings in Malaga


Local Police in Malaga have opened an investigation into several cases of poisoned dogs in the Malaga neighbourhood of Cerrado de Calderón during the past month. The Nature Protection unit (Grupona) is leading the probe after one dog died on 18 ... everything changed a few hours later when she threw up three or four times so I took her to the vet. She was already dead by the time the vet arrived." The owners of the dogs affected believe that the poisonings probably occurred in the upper part of ... Cerrado de Calderón, closest to the antennas - a common spot for taking dogs out for a walk. The investigation has so far been unable to establish who is behind this nor whether the act was intentional or as a result of negligence. For the time being,


Dogs learn by repetition


...commit it to its written form and to my memory and it sticks. I cannot explain it further. I associate it with a face. Repetition is the answer." I believe this is so with dogs. Repeat the name with every call. Digger came to us four years ago when he



Mushing puts dogs in the limelight


Did you know that running or cycling alongside your dog is actually an official sport? Last Sunday the sixth annual mushing competition took place in Manilva, with 120 humans taking part and over 130 dogs. It is the only official event of its kind ... in Malaga province for a sport that is gaining more and more followers around the world every day. Mushing originates in Lapland, Alaska and Canada and is a winter sport that is mainly done with sled dogs with sleds and skis, but can also be ... 'canicross' (running joined to your dog), 'bikejoring' (riding a mountain bike being pulled by your dog) and 'scooter' (riding a special 'skate' bike without pedals, pulled by one or two dogs). The professional mushers, leaving at 20 second intervals to be



More than 700 animals have been abandoned in six months

Ignacio LILLO

In the first six months of this year the Sociedad Protectora de Animales y Plantas in Malaga has taken in 786 abandoned animals, of which 672 were dogs and 114 were cats. They also rescued injured seagulls and pigeons, rabbits and tortoises. Most ... of the dogs and cats were brought to the centre by people who had found them, although 24 of the dogs and nine of the cats were returned after having been adopted. On the positive side, however, the society also found homes in Malaga province or ... elsewhere in Spain for 406 dogs and 113 cats during those six months, and 135 dogs and 32 cats went to new homes abroad. Thanks to microchips, 40 dogs and one cat who had gone missing were able to be returned to their owners. The Society says many dogs



Man critically injured after prolonged attack by pack of stray dogs on industrial estate


A 30-year-old man was in a critical condition in a Malaga hospital this week after being attacked by a pack of dogs on wasteground on an industrial estate on the outskirts of the city. The attack took place at about 2am on Sunday morning when ... police received reports of several dogs mauling a person. The attack was still going on by the time a patrol car arrived. Officers found the man on the ground surrounded by five dogs that wouldn't let go of him. They tried sounding the horn of the ... vehicle to scare off the dogs but without success and one officer got out and fired shots into the air. Although the dogs stopped biting, it took several more shots before they ran off into scrubland. The victim, from Bulgaria, was virtually naked and


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Help ACE dog shelter by taking part in photo contest


Based in La Cala de Mijas for over 20 years, the ACE (Animal Care España) dog shelter is currently taking care of more than 500 abandoned, unwanted and badly treated dogs and 120 cats. One of the longest-established and most dedicated of ... has just launched a Fun Dog Photo Contest, closing date Thursday, 28 May at 11am. Anyone can take part in the competition; all dogs, of any lineage, have a chance to win. There are six different categories and multiple photographs can be submitted.



Dogs take centre stage at Torremolinos pet contest

Tony Bryant

Torremolinos hosted the 16th edition of the Concurso de Mascotas on Wednesday. More than 20 dogs, from Chihuahuas to poodles and German shepherds took part in the competition staged in the Plaza La Nogalera. Organised by the Local Police and



SOS Animals to close after 22 years of caring for abandoned dogs

Tony Bryant

Inland dog charity, SOS Animals, is to close in June and is urgently appealing for people who can offer a loving home to any of its dogs. ·More information : The land where the Coín-based refuge is situated was sold after the ... owners returned to the UK and volunteers at the charity have been unable to find suitable, alternative accommodation for both the dogs and for the volunteers who help care for them. The refuge centre, which has rehomed thousands of dogs over the last 22 ... years, has announced that it can no longer accept dogs and is focusing all its energies on rehoming the animals in its care. SOS (Spay Our Strays) was founded on the Costa del Sol in 1997 and has been run by a small team of dedicated volunteers and


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Day of the dogs

sur in english

The first 'Día de los Perros' in Alhaurín de la Torre has been organised by the town hall with dozens of stalls selling pet products as well as information on associations and refuges, training and health care for dogs. INFORMATION Where. Parque ... there will be a parade of dogs that are looking for forever homes. Numerous companies and private individuals including artist José Luis Ocaña, have donated items for the auction which will raise funds for the dog refuges.



A barking mad fundraiser

Ash Bolton

An Estepona resident is raising funds for traumatised dogs by wearing a dog cone non-stop for five days. Brit Russ Godwin started the dog rescue and rehoming shelter HEART (Happy Ever After Rescue Team) two years ago with his partner Hollie. But ... since the lockdown came into effect over a month ago, local fundraising initiatives and clients for his main job as a Thai boxing teacher have dried up. The shelter currently looks after 36 dogs so Russ decided to don the dog cone in order to raise ... amount of money comes in. But my neck is already cut to pieces." Russ added that the shelter takes in traumatised dogs that nobody wants to adopt. He explained: "I call them the undateables. We take them out of shelters when no one wants them so that



A boundless ambition to help abused dogs

Tony Bryant

Several dog refuge centres in Malaga have benefitted from a recent scheme organised by Hope for Paws vzw, a foundation established by Cindy Terriére, a lady with a boundless love for rescue dogs. In order to raise money for the shelters around ... dogs, most of which are malnourished and have suffered abuse. For more information, visit Hope for Paws vzw's Facebook page. Hope for Paws offers a foster and adoption program and has given 700 Spanish stray dogs a new home in Belgium The charity ... hopes to change the attitude of people regarding their animalsCharity claims Spain needs to introduce sterilisation and castration schemes “It's beyond my comprehension that people literally throw puppies away in the trash bin; that they leave their dogs



ACE canine sanctuary asks for help after suspension of animal transportation

Tony Bryant

...volunteers and helpers. Because all transportation of animals has been suspended, the kennels are now full of dogs and cats that had adoptive homes waiting for them in various countries across Europe but are unable to leave the shelter while the ... restrictions continue. "Our shelters are home to more than 500 animals at present. Our vital fundraising events have been cancelled, donations have dried up, adoptions have stalled and unwanted dogs are sadly still being dumped at our gates," president



Hundreds of pets join in the city's Dog Party


Hundreds of owners and their dogs descended on Plaza de la Marina in Malaga for the Malaga Dog Party last weekend. The two-day event, sponsored by Tiendanimal and Royal Canin, saw the dogs being paraded in the square in an attempt to raise



Bridge tournament winners, donations and dogs


...member, Reg Winkworth, and administrator, Carlos Delgado, went to the school to pick up donated items and to thank the pupils. Carlos invited themto visit the ADANA 'perrera' tosee how their efforts have helped the charity's work caring for dogs in need.



Ten people arrested for mistreating 16 dogs in Vélez-Málaga


Ten individuals have been arrested for mistreating dogs in the Vélez-Málaga area in the last week after reports from local residents who were suspicious that the animals were being abused. In addition to the arrests, 16 dogs of varying breeds ... have been rescued and are now in the care of animal rescue organisations in the area. The animals had been abandoned or were being kept in poor conditions and one was found in an area where drugs were being kept. All of the dogs that were rescued



"My dog has given me back the freedom I once lost to domestic violence"


...project after reading about it in a newspaper. Through it, women who have suffered domestic violence are equipped with protection dogs. As "it was difficult to even speak to men", María "very shyly" made contact and spoke to Ángel Mariscal, a veteran dog ... You can relate to them and this gives you security." María insists that she is stronger now thanks to Conan and Ángel, as well as the other women who are part of the project and who have become "family". Ángel points out that the dogs that are ... chosen for this project must have an imposing physique, as well as the most vital characteristic: the instinct of protection. "Not all dogs have it, but for this project it is very important. We do not want the dogs to attack randomly or stray from the



Little dogs - lots of energy


...the dog went for a walk. This is a big mistake. Emergencies such as fire, flood or other disaster give no warning and very often occur at night and dogs panic. You, the owner, must take full control of your pets. No time to seek the collar and put it ... vet.” It turned out that the owner had not had a dog before and had bought Tiger because he was so small and would not need long walks. This is a real fallacy. Very large dogs like Great Danes and Saint Bernards are happy to flop around and not walk



Fewer than 12 per cent of dogs' DNA registered

A. P.

According to a census carried out in Rincón de la Victoria recently, less than 12 per cent of the estimated 10,040 dogs in Rincón de la Victoria have had their DNA collected by vets in the town. The local law, which was passed last year, obliges



APA animal charity in Nerja must find new homes for dogs ahead of shelter closure

Jennie Rhodes

Nerja-based animal shelter, APA, is holding a gathering on the town's Balcón de Europa tomorrow (Saturday) at 11am in an attempt to re-home a number of dogs that are at risk of being made homeless when the organisation is forced to close its current ... shelter in less than two weeks' time. APA received notification from the current owner of the land that the organisation uses as a shelter, ordering it to close. Paul Nicols, a volunteer at APA, said that a number of dogs have been rehomed thanks to help ... from other local animal charities, including Axarquía Animal Rescue, TAIL Torrox and ADANA in Estepona. However, there are still around 30 that still need help. "The priority for Saturday's gathering is not to protest but to get the remaining 30 dogs



Pets cannot spread the coronavirus, insist local vets

emilio morales

Pet owners should keep calm and not worry about catching the coronavirus from their pets, say veterinary surgeons, and they are allowed to take them for veterinary appointments despite the state of alarm. They point out that many dogs and cats



1,000 bottles of liquid will dilute dogs' urine in Marbella

Nieves Castro

Marbella town hall has introduced a new system to dilute dog urine on local streets. It is recommended that dog owners pour a mixture of water and white vinegar directly onto their pets' urine. The street cleansing department will distribute 1,00



Summer danger


...appeared, Erny and I have frequently written about leishmaniasis and the danger it is to our dogs. I was therefore surprised to be having a chat with a dog owner from Mijas Costa who told me that he had never heard of the condition until his dog caught it ... vaccination that exists in the market against the risk of leishmaniasis. She also advises that, as far as possible, dogs should be kept indoors at night. Of course they must go out to answer the call of nature. I would add that owners should never allow ... their dogs to sleep outdoors. Zero risk does not exist but Dr Guerrero and I are of one voice in our objective to minimise the risk of dogs contracting the disease. Symptoms Keep a watchful eye on symptoms which include hair loss, soreness of the



Four accused of animal abuse as 40 dogs rescued by Guardia Civil in Axarquía in one week


Four people were accused of offences related to mistreatment of animals in separate investigations across the Axarquía last week, which resulted in 40 dogs being rescued. 31 dogs of varying breeds were found in Torrox, two in Sayalonga, including ... an eight-month-old American Staffordshire, who was said to be partially blind, and four Pit Bull Terriers were discovered at a farm in Torrox. None of the dogs had up-to-date vaccination records, many were found with parasites and one had a serious