Wednesday, 23 November 2016

An appeal on behalf of Princess Animal Rescue

Some of you might remember our summer holiday this year when we went to visit our dog rescue friends in Spain, Steve and Pauline Wright, to pick up our newest rescue pup Benji. Pauline runs a small non-profit animal rescue near Zafra in Spain, Princess Animal Rescue, where she single-handedly saves dogs from certain death and looks after them until a forever home can be found. We witnessed at first hand how hard Pauline works, the time and effort she puts in, and the financial strain it causes. Heather, my wife, is part of Princess Animal Rescue's admin group and this small band of ladies fundraise continuously, look for homes for the rescue dogs and offer moral support to Pauline. Our plan is to go over again next summer for three weeks and help Pauline practically, then in 2018, go over for a whole year. Being able to visit the rescue and spend time with Pauline has really inspired Heather and since coming home, she's put a lot of work into continuing to raise funds and find homes.

Now I want to tell you a little bit about the Minky pups. When we visited in July, these pups were eight weeks old and had literally been thrown out with the rubbish, so Pauline took them in and gave them love, warmth and a place to run around and play. Two of Heather's friends have adopted Spot and Dewy, while Summer was adopted within Spain. Pauline and the rest of the ladies are desperate for the rest of the pups to find their forever home as soon as possible. Finding these homes doesn't just mean a happy ever after for Champ, Torro and June - it means more space for Pauline to bring in other dogs that urgently require help. The situation in Spain really is unbelievably dire. There is such a high kill rate with young dogs thrown out, and animal welfare in general is awful.

I want to ask people to do a couple of things if  they can which would really make such a difference. 

  • Go on to this page and click the like button - share it within your own social media and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
  • Share these pictures of Champ, June and Torro and ask others to share with everyone they know. All three pups are very cuddly, get on with children and would be okay with a dog-savvy cat. You might not want to rescue a dog, but someone you know might want to. 
Champ
June 
Torro
  • If you have any questions, please contact Heather on her Facebook page. She'll be more than happy to speak to you or any of your friends about the process of adoption, fundraising or offering donations.
We're looking for homes in the UK and Europe, but even if you're outside those areas, every bit of awareness raised helps. Let's get these adorable puppies some homes. Thanks a million!

12 comments:

Nicola said...

What a fantastic way to do good and the pups are adorable.

diedre Knight said...

The pups are adorable and look a lot like my girls used to ;-) I'm a little too far away to help but I sure wish you and the rescue angels best of luck!

Chrys Fey said...

This is a great way to raise awareness. I hope these pups can find good homes.

Liz A. said...

Good of you to get the word out there. Seems like everywhere has this issue with too many dogs or other pets.

Meradeth Houston said...

Such good looking pups! I do love my rescue dog--she's the best :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - great post and what wonderful work Pauline and Steve do out in Spain. So many dogs and other animals need all the help they can get ... I wish you all the best - cheers Hilary

Patricia Lynne said...

Have they considered doing youtube videos of the animals running around and playing? It can show their personalities and I bet would grow quickly because people love animal videos. I'm actually subscribed to a channel called Vet Ranch where they rescue animals and find them homes. Lots of viewers send in donations too. Might be something worth looking into.

Robert Bennett said...

Maybe it's just me, but the link seems to be broken? As are the pictures???

Stephanie Faris said...

The pictures aren't working for me, either, but it sounds like such a lovely cause. A guy I went to high school with has an animal rescue in the area. Every time someone finds a pet by the roadside and posts it on Facebook, people refer them to him. I always think how nice it would be to be able to do something like that.

Julie Flanders said...

The pictures aren't coming up for me either, and I'm hoping that means the pups have been adopted and their pics are no longer on the rescue's site! People who work in rescue are true angels among us, I admire them so much.

Sandra Cox said...

I couldn't get the pictures up:(
Kudos to you and your wife for your involvement in rescue. It's a subject dear to my heart. I was in cat rescue for many years.
I do feel people are becoming more aware, but there are so many yet to save.

Crystal Collier said...

I've heard about the outreach projects in Europe & the UK. We can't have pets due to allergies, but it seems like everyone else in the world has a pet. I sometimes wonder if I'm depriving my kids of essential life experiences, but then I remember they can get a pet when they're grown up...except for the one that is super allergic.