It has been another satisfying outcome for some of the dogs we rescued from horrible situations. We have had a tough month with complications of cases and frustrations because August is a horrible month in Spain, with everything on a go slow and the frustrations and setbacks have been huge.
We increasingly find that all the cases we come across, are unique in the way the Police respond, the advice we are given and our ability to help. We hope we will only gain more strength with knowledge and more people behind us.
We know that there are many Spanish Associations out there doing good work and have been trying for many years but our approach is different and we want to try new ways of doing things. Locally we are forming a group of animal welfare carers and inspectors.
The most common problem is ignorance and one of our planned activities was to take education into the schools but the many good Spanish Associations are already doing this thankfully. However, the ignorance amongst the adults is where the battle really lies, can we just sit back and wait for them to all pass on before something changes, or can we keep talking to them now, finding new ways of explaining the problems, asking for THEIR help, giving them the opportunity to do right by their pets? We need to find ways to make sterilisation cheaper and more available, informing people of the health benefits, for their animals, and the benefits to the area they live in and so on. We need to pull them into the 21st century. As long as people are being led to believe that torturing a bull for fun is acceptable and people are being told the bulls feel no pain, then if we leave them to live in their ignorance, it will take so much longer to change.
‘There is no law against ignorance, but there should be a law against wanting to remain ignorant’.
Good news week
Those that remember the story of Rudy’s rescue will remember Goldie rescued along with him, this week he has gone to the UK to a great and caring fosterer, who will help him to become more confident and find him his forever home.
Kiko one of the hunting dogs being starved by her owner, along with Boris (now homed in the UK), also left for her new home.
Sid a sweet little Brecon, dumped by his hunter owner, off to the UK and last but not least, little Suggs, who was amongst 9 pups rescued from a Pit bull breeder and who was probably being kept to become a bait dog, is also on his way to his new home in the UK.
Please support our work, it is very hard. We are trying to make changes and in the process, we help these animals and then they must be supported. We want to grow and have the ability to put into action many things we believe can help towards change and to support the work the long standing Associations are doing, but we need your help and support.
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