Help needed: Torre del Mar’s Under Dog Rescue faces financial hardship

Together, we save lives Image: The Under Dog Spain

THE Under Dog animal rescue service in the Torre del Mar area is facing a severe financial crisis. Historically, abandoned puppies brought regular income through quick adoptions. However, in February 2023, two puppies contracted Parvovirus, and while they survived, the financial burden was heavy.

Impact of Parvovirus Outbreak on Operations

Post-Parvo, they couldn’t take in puppies for 8 to 12 months, so they welcomed three ‘older’ dogs in need. Additionally, two dogs were returned, one severely traumatised. Currently, one Parvo survivor is still unadopted. Most of their dogs are large and older, making adoptions harder and more costly due to their higher food requirements.

The Urgent Need for Financial Assistance

With only €102 left, they struggle to afford necessary treatments like tick, flea, and leishmaniasis protection, and they emphasise the importance of quality food for the animals’ health.

To raise funds, The Under Dog has organised events, and more events and a Summer hamper raffle are planned.

Contact and Donation Information for The Under Dog

Want to lend a helping hand? Supporters can help by liking and sharing their posts on Facebook, joining their group, sponsoring an animal, hosting fundraising events, or donating supplies. Every bit of support helps them continue caring for their animals and finding them forever homes. For more information see

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!