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 charities on the Costa del Sol, it receives no government funding and with events cancelled, borders closed, funds drying up and adoptions on hold, ACE is finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet.
In order to help raise much-needed funds, ACE 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. Each winner will receive a personalised commemorative certificate and a rosette for their dog.
To enter, make a donation either via PayPal or by bank transfer to the ACE bank account: ES74 0081 0619 5800 0145 7846, stating 'Fun Dog Photo Contest'. Visit www.ace-charity.org for details. Each photo entered costs five euros.
Send the photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org or by Whatsapp +34 711 099 512.