TALA - Adopted March 2009
Tala was taken to the vets with a broken leg and when the owners found out how much it was going to cost to have it repaired, they ask for her to be put down.
P.E.P.A. to the rescue!!
As yet we have no news from the new adopters of Tala, as she is still with the vet, but we are very glad she has been re-homed! What a lovely girl she is!
Update 27th April 2009 - Just got an email from Tala's adopters, Angela Stacey and family:
"I just had to write and let you know we have had Tala for 10 days and it feels we have had her forever. We already have 7 cats and 2 dogs (1 is completely blind) and she has become one of our family so quickly. She is still undergoing treatment from the vet and will do for a while. I would like to thank Eve who put me in touch with the vet at Sax and has been a great help to me when I had doubts if I could cope with her injuries. Thanks for your web site where I would not have seen her. Keep up the good work. "
Update Recieved from TALA´s new owner,
Angela Stacey 30th Aug 2009
This is something I have been meaning to do. I enclose 4 photos of
Tara (you called her Tala on your website). The first is when she had
her last operation in March whilst at the vet at Sax. We were able to
bring her home in April which is the 2nd photo. She was very thin,
nervous and had several problems. We live on an urbanisation and she
would bark nonstop if left for a few minutes. This set our other dog
off who joined in howling. Not pleasant if you lived by us. When we
explained to our neighbours about Tara and we were slowly extending
our time away they were very understanding. Its taken 5 months but we
can now leave her and she waits quietly until our return.
thing is she eats most things in sight e.g. cushions, bedding, shoes
etc. We ensure most things are removed and chews and toys are
The 3rd photo is with Wills Soria the vet at Sax and Dr
Coke the specialist at Novelda hospital. This was taken on one of her
visits is May.
The 4th photo is showing you how she has settled in
our home. She is fantistic with our 7 cats and our dogs get on great.
She has just been to the specialist at the end of August and he has
signed her off. They are going to leave the screws in her leg and she
will probably suffer with arthritis in the cooler months which can be
controlled with painkiller tablets. They said it was a good thing we
live in Playa Flamenca which is a few degrees warmer than inland.
love her to bits and in return she has so much love and loyalty even
though she has had such a bad start in life.
I know without your
website we would not have found Tara and I thank all the volunteers at
P.E.P.A. for all the hardwork they do with abandoned and mistreated
animals. I encourage anybody who is thinking of taking an animal to
look at the animal charities rather than pet shops as we are living
proof than an abandoned and mistreated animal makes a beautiful pet
Thanks once again
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KIKO - ADOPTED JUNE 2009
"Tish and I had been out for dinner and were returning to Kiko Park Camping to our camping car. As we turned to drive into the camp site I spotted this tiny furry thing backed into the hedge, with what looked like a wound in it's neck, so I pulled up, jumped out of the car and picked up this really scrawny looking little cat, but it wasn't a wound at all even though it had broken the skin, it was a solid plastic collar, red in color, but this poor little thing as it was so thin, had somehow managed to get its right front leg and shoulder through the collar. as I approached it, it made to come towards me, so I bent down a picked it up. I turned to my wife and said, that's it we're keeping this one, and gave her to my wife, she was so affectionate and in fact 12 weeks later still is, and she had the most stunning blue eyes. We immediately took the collar off her, drove round to our camping car to make sure our own two cats were O.K. then we went and bought a cat carrier, as we, up to that moment, didn't need one, put her into it and took her to the vets. The vet in the practice was very good, he examined her and found nothing wrong with her apart from ear mites, worms and obvious starvation. She weighed 2 thirds of a Kilo, or 22ozs, so he said until she had more weight on her he couldn't give her any injections, but did Advantage her for the mites and worms, as it was just an ampoule between the shoulder blades. Soooo, The veterinary assistant gave us the telephone number of P.E.P.A. so we rang Pat to ask if there was anything she could suggest. We had to keep our cats separate from the rescued one who we named KiKo, till she could have her injections, so we put our two into an excellent cattery Run by Steve and Merice not too far from Oliva. Pat very kindly lent us a dog cage, which was perfect and there "Kiko" remained, very happily in our awning, being fed tiny amounts of food very frequently and being visited by many of our fellow campers. (no-one could quite believe how thin she was, and still be alive)Thankfully, she put on enough weight for the Vet to be able to inject/m'chip and document her etc, to enable us to take her back to our home in France. When we arrived home we took her to see our own vet, he re-did the paper work, to have the chip registered in Paris.He guessed she was around a year old, so we had her spayed too. Our other two can't quite understand her when she meows, but that's only a matter of time. She is now well and truly settled into "French life", and our cats accepted her from the start. She is quite feisty--- must be the Spanish in her! -- despite her size. She has a bedroom to herself and actually asks to go to bed at night, well we think she does as neither Tish or I speak Feline Spanish but we're getting there, so there you have it, one very happy cat, and we love her to bits."
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PONGO - ADOPTED APRIL 2009
Trevor and Ross have adopted Pongo, a beautiful dalmation puppy! They lost their dalmation, and when they looked at this ten month old puppy it was love all over again.
We never even got a chance to put Pongo on the site! Good luck and lots of happiness to all of them!
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Jasper’s Blog (26.01.09)
I know this isn't really a blog - but I'm only 9 weeks old and i'm much better at emailing.
Well, i've now been with Megan and David for six days (i think they feel like it's been six months), and i thought i'd send you the results of my first photo shoot - handsome aren't I ????????????
Although my name is Jasper i also have other names such as clever, mischieveous, funny, adorable and "little s***" (that's what David sometimes calls me) , but i know they think i'm wonderful!
Last night was the first i spent in my new crate, and i didn't like it very much and so i made a lot of noise. I think Megan was worried about the neighbours, but David says it doesn't matter as their dog, Dama, barks very loudly every morning, and anyway they have had a few sleepless nights when Jose next door had a 'visitor' and spent the night grunting and groaning (although i don't really know what he means!).
Hope you like my photos and come and see me soon as i like lots of playtime.
Gruau Gruau (thats Spanish for woof woof)
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COOKIE (AKA Osito)
MESSAGE FROM COOKIE RECEIVED ON 12TH FEBRUARY 2008
Just wanted to say to you all at PEPA (especially Christine) thanks for looking after me until my new parents came along. They started off with my adopted name Osito but then found I still answered to Cookie so have swapped me back to it.
Well I've really fell on my feet here! I have lots of area outside to run about in and they take me for a long walk in the morning and sometimes I get another at night, they have a funny thing outside about 8X4 full of water, not sure what they use it for, but it serves me for a drink when I'm thirsty. I ate some tea towels today and daddy was very cross and made me go to my bed, delaying my morning walk! then mummy tried to explain they were hers and I mustn't chew them, they're learning now that anything they don't want ruined to put away.
I have my own bed because I'm not allowed on the sofas but when they go bed at night, I creep on and have a nice stretch out, whoops daddy caught me this morning, and then took a photo as evidence!! I'll have to get cleverer in the future and jump off before he gets up.....
I'm going to training once a week, I'll do anything for Les my trainer, as he knows what he's doing. Mum and dad are still learning, but it’s great as it means I get extra treats.
Anyway thanks again PEPA
Love from 'Cookie'
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SAMMY (AKA Peter Pan)
UPDATE ON SAMMY - Feb 2008
Sammy has really fallen on his feet!! Not only has he got a new Mum and Dad, he's got two new mates, Carla and Emily, and as you can see from the photos below they all get on really well. His Mum reckons Sammy's been a lot better since his new friend Carla has joined the family - they play together all the time (apart from the odd snooze) and don't get at all bored at all when left on their own. Another Happy Ending.
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Tale Of The Puppies - Part 1
From White Gates Hotel, Ontinyent
Dear Mum Pat,
After you left us here yesterday Harry and I decided we had better make the best of it. The man and the lady seemed OK. The man gives us our meals and does the cleaning up and the lady takes us for little walks in the garden. Our room is nice with a big bed - but we decided to sleep behind the boiler - just to give the man a scare this morning - he thought we were lost!!
Yesterday we spent the afternoon by the pool, sunbathing with the lady. Harry thought he would try out the pool and is a really strong swimmer - he was doing really well until the man came and fished him out. I don't think we will bother with the pool again - there is lots more to see and do. We have made a den under the big laurel tree. Last night Digger was helping us dig a nice hole there and she allowed us to be back up on a tree rat hunting party. We were all very pleased to have caught this big one but the man came and took it away. Digger seems nice if a bit strict. I have fallen in love with Gripper but he doesn't want to know - I think he might be queer - he doesn't take any notice even when I kiss his ears!
The lady says you can come and visit and even bring the gruff man with you if you want.
All for now - wish you were here
Tale Of The Puppies - Part 2
From White Gates Hotel, Ontinyent
Dear Mum Jodie
Thank you for your email. Something really strange is happening and I don't know what to do. Sometimes people come and look at us and hold us and then a bit later one of us disappears.
It happened first the other night to Splash. Two humans came and cuddled Splash for a long time and then took her out of our bedroom and ……she never came back!
Then the same thing happened the next day when Apache and Crosspatch disappeared. Do you think we should say something to The Man and The Lady?? Or just try and keep quiet – because the good thing is The Man still gives us the same amount of breakfast and lunch and dinner – he says we are up to a Number 12 paella dish – is this good??
Since you have been gone we have tried to think of Digger as our mum but she gets a bit cross sometimes and as for Gripper he is really gruff. We were only trying to play with him and his ball but he got very angry and nipped at Ginger's paws – boy did she cry, the big baby! I am being very brave because The Lady says I am the chosen one – I don't have to be nice to the humans who come, because she says I can stay here – if I am nice to Gripper. I will do my best mum but it's not easy without you………..
Tale Of The Puppies - Part 3
From White Gates Hotel, Ontinyent
How goes it in your pad? I've really landed on my paws here. The bros have continued their disappearing act – there's only Osito and Tippex here now and they say they have humans lined up. It's dead good now at meal times – we've got a bowl each!! No more spinning round on the paella dish and The Man and The Lady make a real fuss of us when we do a wee on the newspaper, although they say they are saving the Euroweekly for some reason, which is a bit odd!
I hear you have quite a lot of chums where you are, but why doesn't anyone want you – you look like quite a doll to me!! Your latest snap really shows up your glossy coat and those eyes wow – I think I'm in love!!
I hear that you like to nip the others dogs' ears – well anytime you want to nip mine give me a bark and I'll be there like a Jack Russell after a tree rat!!
The Man and The Lady took Shadow and Ginger off yesterday to somewhere called Torrevieja – reckon that must be some special kind of kennel ‘cos lots of the bros go off there. Your trip sounded awful – fancy going to see a nice lady and then she sticks a needle in you, and then having to do it all over again next week. I have an awful thought that I might have to do the same thing – The Lady keeps talking about getting me a Passport – sounds like I'm going to be v. important, although Digger and Gripper both have them. Mind you if I looked like Digger does in her snap I don't think I'd go outside the gate!!
Keep me posted on the adopter front and let me know your new email once you're settled.
I heard from Mum Jodie – she's fine and sends her best, but I do still miss her.
Lots of love and kisses Juan XX
(they don't call me ‘Don' for nothing)
I'm the good looking one with the cavalier smile on the right
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LUCKY, so named because if it hadn't been for her rescuers, she would probably have died from starvation after wandering the streets of Xativa for weeks! Now, she is beginning to gain a little weight after some TLC, but unfortunately her rescuers are unable to keep her although she has mixed well with their two bitches. She is not microchipped, but the vet has wormed her and we are reassured that she will thrive on TLC. We think she is about two years and it is possible that she has already had pups. Like all greyhounds, she has a very loving nature.
....... and this is why she is lucky, and what makes it all worth while! Two emails received from Lucky's 'finders' .......
Just to let you know the latest – we contacted sosgalgos.com as you suggested and received a telephone call from a lady called Anna who lives in Barcelona . She was extremely helpful and said they find homes in her area for greyhounds. She offered to arrange transport to collect ‘Lucky’ and take her to Barcelona but in a crate. We didn’t want her put to any more stress than necessary so, to cut a long story short – my husband has, today, driven up to Barcelona with ‘Lucky’ where there is a foster home for her. They then assess the dog and have homes waiting. We cannot speak highly enough of the help and caring attitude we have received from Anna. We would like to thank you also, once again, for your assistance. It’s so nice to know that one ill-treated dog has the chance of a much happier future – the people who adopt her will also have a very loving family pet.
Sue & Keith Whibley
Thank you for your lovely email.
Yesterday was very emotional having to say goodbye to Lucky, I find it is amazing how quickly we build a bond in such a short space of time.
We would welcome the publication as it enforces the good work you are all doing to stop this cruelty.
Thank you once again for all your help and wish you all well in the future.
Keith & Sue Whibley.
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