The shame of Javea’s abandoned puppies

Pleas have gone out to find homes for puppies after an animal refuge has been swamped with abandoned animals.
In the last month no less than 17 puppies were abandoned in the affluent Javea area, most left outside rubbish containers in bags and in cardboard boxes, exposed to the heat of the day and the dangers of the road.
Most of the puppies being rescued and taken to shelters are of an age where they are ready to be weaned, but all are hungry and frightened.
Local animal shelter APASA is at its wits’ end trying to cope with the sheer numbers of dogs already in its care. The facility was originally built to accommodate 150 dogs and now it is struggling to house 289. The problems of keeping large numbers of dogs together in one pen are many; some are not as sociable as others and need to be isolated, some need veterinary attention.
The surge in the number of pups needing accommodation comes on the heels of APASA’s Arenal charity shop being robbed of €170 in takings just two weeks ago on May 20.
A generous well-wisher who prefers to remain anonymous has donataed €300 to the charity to replace the money stolen.
APASA believes the local community should adopt a more responsible attitude to animals, not only domestic pets but also hunting dogs such as Podencos that are no longer of use to the hunting fraternity.
If you can give an APASA dog a home, please telephone 966 463 976 or call at APASA on Cami de les Sorts in Javea.

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    • Mandy

      05 June 2015 • 14:45

      Thank you for the article you have just published highlighting the problems of abandoned dogs etc.

      We appreciate your help.

      President APASA

    • Ken Ivin

      07 June 2015 • 09:26

      For the avoidance of doubt we are animal lovers and during our years in France witnessed animal cruelty in various formats.

      However Spain is top of the list and unless there is a volte face in their approach particularly to hunting dogs then it will get worst.

      The CBN this week highlights killer dogs in Javea. Sorry they are probably hunting dogs thrown out by their so called owners! They will be hungry!

      The dogs are not the problem it is society itself and the barbaric Spanish approach to animals. Address that and you might get somewhere.

    • kay peukert

      08 June 2015 • 13:16

      WE ALL thought uk an animal lovers paradise – my son has a medical trained dog and one lovely lady went to hit him (the dog) with her metal walking stick – another screamed everytime she saw the dog – she said that someone had told her dogs would attack a pregnant woman????? The english and immigrants we ,et certainly hated animals – so to me that says it all
      Kay Beniarbeig


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