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  1. Puppy Rescue in Spain.
    July 13, 2015 @ 8:19 pm

    Hi. We are a small registered Charity in Albox, Almeria. we only take in puppies as we have many Adult charities in this area, but they dont like taking Puppies as they incur high vets bills. We do not have kennels, all our Pups are in foster homes, so get 24 7 care, most of our Pups are homed out of spain. UK, Germany, Holland etc.Please see our face book pages to get an idea of what we do. https://www.facebook.com/PRSpainAvailablePups?ref=hl
    https://www.facebook.com/puppyrescueinspain?ref=hl

    Would be very interested to know more about what you are doing.

    Diane

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  2. Denise Allen
    July 14, 2015 @ 12:33 am

    We are small local charity with a sanctuary in the Lorca area. Of course, like any other animal rescue charity, we are in constant need of funds to support our work and improve and maintain our grounds. We house between 30 and 50 dogs and around 30 cats at any given time. We have rescued birds, snakes and other creatures too, animal lovers are never limited to just dogs and cats.

    We mainly home our animals locally and in France. If anyone wants to contact us you can email me if its in English and/or email the contact on the website if you can communicate in Spanish.

    Thanks for your consideration
    Denise and the zoo xx

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  3. Gemma spearing
    July 14, 2015 @ 12:37 am

    The charity I would like to nominate is Rushton dog rescue. Cindi works so hard both from the UK and in Spain. She does this with the help of her daughter zoe and are both tireless in the work they do. Please please help Rushton. Thank you

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  4. Liz Ritchie
    July 14, 2015 @ 8:42 am

    please can I nominate Rushton Dog Rescue for any support you could give them will be great & much appreciated.

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  5. Petra Lenstra
    July 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am

    ACE Animal Care España in La Cala de Mijas and AAR Axarquia Animal Rescue.

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  6. Jan Albrow
    July 14, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    Hi, I am the UK representative for Puppy Rescue Spain and I see all UK adopters through the adoption process. I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t feel that they were a very worthwhile charity. I therefore nominate PuppyRescue in Spain.

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  7. laura spicer
    July 14, 2015 @ 11:06 am

    I would like to nominate Rushton dog rescue. Cindi does an amazing job as do all her volunteers and foster families all over spain and uk. Keep up the good work guys x

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  8. Sherlie
    July 14, 2015 @ 12:54 pm

    We rescue dogs here in Spain and re home here and also in the UK with our main charity https://www.facebook.com/StarfishDogRescue?fref=ts

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  9. Fernando Puga
    July 14, 2015 @ 1:24 pm

    Hi, I would like to nominate Animal Protection Society Albox (APSA). Their president Diane and her team are making an incredible job and they are needing support to keep up their work.
    Thank you!

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  10. Laura
    July 14, 2015 @ 1:41 pm

    i nominate APSA, the animal charity covering the Almanzora Valley area in the Almeria Province. They do a fantastic job mainly with dogs, but also cats and many other animals in need.
    They really do deserve as much help as they can get as they in their turn help so many animals in need.
    Thank you!
    Laura xx

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  11. V.Rossiter.
    July 14, 2015 @ 3:51 pm

    I would like to nominate APSA in Albox Almeria.Spain as they work tirelessly and with little help apart from a small army of volunteers who help at the kennels and man the shop and help to raise funds under very difficult circumstances.

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  12. David Montoya
    July 14, 2015 @ 5:25 pm

    I would like to nominate A.P.S.A, they are doing s great job in Almanzora Valley, not only taking puppies or beauty dogs, they are taking many old and ill dogs of the streets and giving them a happy life in their beautiful refugee. They sctually take care of 200 dogs more or less, but still need some help to continue doing their mission.

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  13. bartholomew
    July 14, 2015 @ 5:43 pm

    I would like to vote for APSA. They do not have kennels and are of the belief that any animal in in care should be given as much freedom and comfort as possible, they take in pups, old and ill not just pretty easy to home dogs and do not put healthy dogs down. They are trying take a eco heaven and prove that dogs do not need to kept in prisons without comiting any crime.

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  14. Alan Gandy
    July 14, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

    Ladies and gents. No need for any more APSA nominations, we’re talking to them now. As we are others on this thread. Thank you all for your input!

    New suggestions not mentioned still welcomed.

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  15. Hilary Shand
    July 14, 2015 @ 5:59 pm

    I know you said that APSA had enough votes but think you ought to know they also rescue and care for cats. The cats are cared for in homes not cages, they are all checked by the local vets and whenever possible ( age permitting) neutered before being homed on, all homes are checked before a cat or kittens leave APSA’s care

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    • Alan Gandy
      July 14, 2015 @ 6:21 pm

      It’s not a voting thing. We’re happy to hear from all. Looking to help a number of charities.

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  16. Ace Charity
    July 15, 2015 @ 5:11 am

    We would like to hear your plans ;-)
    We have a refugio in the south of Spain, in total we have 492 dogs now and that are young and old dogs. We also have cats.

    Love to hear from you!

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  17. jason
    July 15, 2015 @ 7:32 am

    I would like to nominate A.P.S.A, they are doing s great job in Almanzora Valley, not only taking puppies or beauty dogs, they are taking many old and ill dogs of the streets and giving them a happy life in their beautiful refugee. They sctually take care of 200 dogs more or less, but still need some help to continue doing their mission.

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  18. pauline dewhurst
    July 15, 2015 @ 9:10 am

    I would love to nominate Mazs Rescue this lady is a senior citizen at the moment she has over 70 dogs, she never turns a dog away and she nurses them back to health until she fins a forever home, she funds her rescue with her pension money and she is always in debt with huge water bills, food bills and vet bills. She works all hours God sends 7 days a week. She is desperate for help unlike the bigger shelters she gets little help so please consider this wonderful doggie angel.

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    • Alan Gandy
      July 15, 2015 @ 2:32 pm

      Is this lady a registered charity?

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  19. Julie Stafford
    July 15, 2015 @ 9:12 am

    I would like to nominate Maz`s Canine Rescue. Please see her Facebook page for details of this kind hearted lady, the appalling story of `Gary` the dog will support my nomination and show that Maz is worthy of any support available to her to help her continue her tireless work in giving these dogs a second chance in life.

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  20. Tracy Taylor
    July 15, 2015 @ 11:01 am

    I would like to nominate Helping Animals Almanzora.
    We help, rescue & re home both Dogs & Cats & various other Animals on occasion here in Almeria Spain.
    And also people who have rescued an Animal & would like to adopt it but need help financially with neutering,vaccinations etc.
    We home Animals all over Europe as well as Spain.

    https://www.facebook.com/helpinganimalsalmanzora?fref=ts

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  21. Val Haworth
    July 15, 2015 @ 11:09 am

    Please help Maz’s Canine Rescue. She has been helping dogs for 14 years without help from any shops, charity shops etc. She just has her pension and a loyal band of helpers and supporters.

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  22. Sue Hunt
    July 15, 2015 @ 11:30 am

    I would like to nominate Maz’s Canine rescue, she is a single retired lady looking after lots of abused and unwanted dogs, goes the extra mile to help and uses all her pension to look after the animals, her dedication is second to none and I applaud her for her dedication.

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  23. lynn evans
    July 15, 2015 @ 1:16 pm

    I nominate ASPA as they show so much care for the animals, the carers have an amazing relationship with with the dogs, and the dogs with each other too, I’ve never seen so many happy dogs playing with each other as here in ASPA.

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  24. truus godlieb
    July 15, 2015 @ 2:08 pm

    I would like to nominate Maz’s Canine rescue! Just amazing that this lady dedicated her whole live to rescuing dogs instead of living an easy retirement… because it is small and has no shop or whatever it’s running only on her pension money and some donations… and only a handful of volunteers…
    https://www.facebook.com/mazscaninerescue?fref=nf

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  25. Jenny traynor
    July 15, 2015 @ 4:20 pm

    I would like to nominate a truly dedicated lady Maz’s Canine rescue, just look at Facebook page for her latest rescue, RIP Gary.

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  26. Jackie looseley
    July 15, 2015 @ 4:49 pm

    I would like to nominate impact charity of la marina they do a fantastic job with cats and kittens. Also SAT animal rescue dolores. They are the charity I volunteer for currently we are trying to run the kennels and build new kennels and need all the help we can get Finally Maz canine rescue for responding to the awful case of little Gary xxx

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  27. angie Nicolle
    July 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

    I nominate Maz’s Canine Rescue. Maz works tirelessly rescuing and saving lives of many dogs. She uses all her pension to do this and does so alone . She has committed her retirement years to save dogs. She is so worthy of support, including financial support

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  28. Melissa White
    July 15, 2015 @ 7:26 pm

    Hello. This sounds very interesting to us! :-) AGYA (Asociacion Gatos Y Amigos) is a registered charity here in Spain and deals with the ever-present problem of the large number of street cats/abandoned cats in and around Estepona (which is about 20 mins drive west of Marbella on the Costa del Sol). We are a fairly new charity having been going about 2 years. Last year we sterilised over 500 street cats which is a great start. However, this requires an enormous amount of work, both in terms of hands-on for trapping as well as fund-raising etc., to continue the good work. We recently held our first fund-raiser ‘Glamourpuss’ which was a success but we are a small organisation and must always try to make do with limited funds and resources, since we receive no government assistance. Most of our volunteers are over the age of 50, expats, and some are in fragile health or unable to drive – hence we are limited in our capabilities in some ways. We do struggle to raise the profile of the charity, gain more volunteers and find temporary foster-homes (and eventually ‘forever homes’!) for the cats and kittens in our care – many of which have had a frightful start to life. Our Facebook page has been going for about a year or so and has just passed 1,000 likes. The whole process of re-educating the public to be respectful to street cats and reinforcing the need to sterilise pets is an uphill struggle here in Spain but we do it ‘for the love of cats’. https://www.facebook.com/gatosyamigos
    We would be very interested to hear your ideas. Thank you for what you have done in giving a loving home to all those dogs (and an occasional dog has been known to pass through AGYA’s hands too.. we do what we can for all those 4-leggeds in need!). Thank you. Melissa, Press Officer – AGYA.

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  29. Jade Fawcett
    July 15, 2015 @ 8:31 pm

    I nominate Maz’s canine rescue. Maz has has been a big help and I love her work. I have offered to volunteer to help clean out kennels and walk the dogs.

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  30. Alison Ducker
    July 15, 2015 @ 9:12 pm

    All of the charities mentioned are worthy of any financial support, they all should be winners, as they are all trying to help the dogs. Over the years I have contributed to many in the Albox area, except one, until this week.
    Maz’s Canine Rescue is my nomination, this lady has worked tirelessly over the years, her life is dedicated to helping animals. I knew her ten years ago when she was working with another charity, her dedication then was admirable, that hasn’t changed.

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  31. Rosa mccombe
    July 15, 2015 @ 9:38 pm

    I recommend Man’s canine rescue. This lady goes without food to feed the dogs in her care. People leave dogs and puppies at her gate and she is unable to ignore them, however her task is overwhelming. She has had her water cut off in the heat of the Spanish summer because she can’t pay the bill. She is in desperate need of help.

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  32. Georgia De La Cour
    July 15, 2015 @ 11:58 pm

    I would like to nominate Maz’s Canine Rescue. Maz does an incredible job on a very limited budget helping homeless dogs and those abandoned in the Perreras. I know that any help you could give to Maz would go a long way towards helping the dogs in her care xx

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  33. Glynis Vye
    July 16, 2015 @ 1:37 am

    I would like to nominate the registered charity Perros sin Casa based in Huércal Overa, Almeria. It is a small charity run by two people but has 62 dogs at its registered address and 19 dogs in foster homes. It relies totally on voluntary donations and pension money! It looks after all ages of dogs from hours old to the elderly – 11 years is our oldest at the moment. Sadly, for whatever reason there are no volunteers to help at the moment so all the work is done by one person. https://www.facebook.com/perrossincasahuercalovera?ref=hl

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  34. Sandra Bond
    July 16, 2015 @ 5:53 am

    I would also like to nominate Mazs canine rescue. She does an amazing job caring for the rescue dogs, before they go on to their new lives. And to do it on just her pension is testimony to her dedication ! All rescues are deserving of monetary help, but I think that a pensioner, dedicating her whole life to these dogs, really must be the worthiest of all !! And I truly hope that you can help her, she is one of God’s special people, and deserves all the help she can get ! :)

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  35. Kristy Hodges
    July 16, 2015 @ 10:28 am

    I would like to nominate ACTIN Spain because not only do they take on and rescue as many dogs as they can (which is not what they were set up to do and the system is currently at breaking point with little funds to help), they are one of the few charities making denuncias and fighting hard to get the Spanish authorities to uphold animal protection laws or create new ones. They have a large animal welfare conference in October, pulling together people from all over Spain who care about animal welfare. Anything that can be done to help raise funds or promote the conference would be an immense help. Thank you and bless you for offering support in a country that so desperately needs it.

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  36. lynn howlett
    July 16, 2015 @ 11:43 am

    I would nominate Maz’s canine rescue (see Facebook page) She works tirelessly to help these dogs that have been shamelessly treated. I. e Gary. She only has her pension and this is spent on the vast amount of dogs in her care. She is often the only rescue that will go out at a moments notice. Please help Maz fulfill her life’s work.

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  37. Val Haworth
    July 16, 2015 @ 4:46 pm

    Fully agree, she does not have the benefit of shops and large fundraising events. She is absolutely devoted to the dogs.

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  38. Nancy Law
    July 16, 2015 @ 8:22 pm

    l would also like to nominate Maz’s canine rescue, this lady has made a difference with very little resources and great personal sacrifice, helping her will make a big difference

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  39. carrie christie
    July 18, 2015 @ 12:49 pm

    I would like to nominate Maz’s Canine Rescue. She works tirelessly on her own to save and rescue so many. When there is no place for them she opens her arms and takes them in.

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  40. carrie christie
    July 18, 2015 @ 12:53 pm

    I would like to nominate Maz Bailey of Maz’s Canine Rescue. She works tirelessly on her own. When there is no where for them she opens her arms and takes them in without hesitation.

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  41. Sophie RR
    July 20, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

    I hope that I haven’t missed the boat… could I put forward Valle Verde Animal Rescue, based in Granada.

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    • Alan Gandy
      July 20, 2015 @ 6:37 pm

      Not at all. It’s going to be an ongoing thing. Will PM the details via FB.

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  42. Jeanette Simpson
    July 22, 2015 @ 7:22 am

    I would like to nominate three charities ion my area that all work so hard to help animals. I have also fostered dogs for two of them and know first hand the care they provide.

    1) Pets In Spain
    2) Last Hope
    3) For the dog you need – Peter Singh

    All of the above have Facebook pages but I can provide more info if required.

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  43. Pamela
    July 22, 2015 @ 8:28 am

    We are a small group of people, 6 in fact, the President is Yoli Martin. We no longer have a refuge, but that has not stopped us saving over 60 puppies and older dogs since January 2015. We have foster families or foster in our own homes, we have dogs in private residence too, which we pay over 100€ a month. We try never to turn an animal away. Yoli, our president, spends hours every day working on the Internet trying to find homes or good rescues that will take our dogs. All this she does despite having a gorgeous little boy of just 1 year old. Having some financial backing would help so much. We try to sterilise the dogs we take in, but it is not always possible with our commitments to the dogs in paid residencies. ADAM has found homes for well over 2,000 dogs in the few years it has been formed.

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  44. joanna woolliscroft
    July 22, 2015 @ 8:58 am

    Asocacion de Defensa Animales de Marchen is my nominated Charity. They work tirelessly to make animals lives better. The animals always come first and the people wo run this are just fabulous.

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  45. joanna woolliscroft
    July 22, 2015 @ 8:59 am

    Asocacion de Defensa Animales de Marchen is the charity I would like to nominate. They work so very hard to make animals lives change for the better.

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  46. Martin french
    July 22, 2015 @ 9:38 am

    I would like to nominate ACTIN-SPAIN.
    ACTIN (Animal Care Treatment International Network ) are a network of animal lovers who wish to see great change in the treatment of animals in Spain. Their primary roles are to raise awareness to the ill treatment of animals with the indigenous people of Spain. When cases of abuse, neglect and ill treatment are brought to their attention, they start legal proceedings in the courts in an attempt to have the persons responsible punished. This is not an easy task. Many cases of open hostility towards members of ACTIN have been reported.
    Due to a lack of rescue organisations in the region, they also rescue many animals of all kinds through a network of loving individuals, who give up their time to rescue, heal and rehabilitate wronged animals prior to finding loving homes for them. So much of their work goes unnoticed but the rewards are huge when they save another life.

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  47. Kim Checketts
    July 22, 2015 @ 10:12 am

    I would nominate ACTIN , They work tirelessy not just rescuing , but also trying to educate peoples views toward animals. They are in real need of a sanctuary, somewhere for the many ill treated and dumped animals to go while waiting for their forever home.

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  48. Gisela Heine
    July 22, 2015 @ 10:26 am

    I would like to nominate ACTIN Asociacion de defensa animal , http://www.actin-spain.com, in 30875 Mazarrón, Murcia

    ACTIN isn’t only a rescue, their mission is to change things in Spain. They work towards changes locally and eventually throughout Spain.

    As part of the PAES network, they are making changes for animals in Spain.

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  49. Barbara galloway
    July 22, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    I would like to to name Galgosdelsol ,a galgo rescue doing amazing work here in Mmurcia , at present 100 + Galgosdelsol

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    • Alan Gandy
      July 22, 2015 @ 3:11 pm

      Would you have any Facebook/website contact details Barbara? Thanks.

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  50. Janice White
    July 22, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    I would like to nominate Kittens in Distress who take on & try to find loving homes mainly for the” less” (in social standards) beautiful and slightly disabled kittens. Unfortunately these kittens are always dismissed but deserve the same, if not more, love!
    They are a registered charity relying on the good in others to donate. It is run by one lady who runs a Facebook page about them & their wonderful work.
    I had need of the charity recently when I was on holiday in Spain. A tiny kitten suddenly came to our property & we were leaving in a few days to return to the UK. We checked with our urb’s vets, no one had reported a missing kitten, I posted on our urb’s FB group, no one knew anything.
    I was told about Kittens in Distress by another FB group & they managed to get the kitten accepted by their vets, a 24 hr clinic, Veterpets, in Guardamar who were going to care for him till a home was found. Sadly, after a week there with a home to go to too, the kitten suddenly died.
    Please help a Kittens in Distress, they are in Quesada.
    https://www.facebook.com/www.kittensindistress.ie?ref=ts&fref=ts

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  51. Lynda Christopher
    July 22, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    Hello Alan and Elle I would ask for your consideration to a charity that I work with called Galgos Del Sol based in Murcia. It is a small registered charity currently looking after some 100> dogs and puppies. We rescue mainly the Spanish greyhound and the podenco’s which are used as hunting dogs. The charity has been going for just over 4yrs and has rehomed over 600 dogs. We are currently trying to raise funds to build a rescue centre where we can carry on the work of rescue, rehabilitation and care for the sick and injured. We have raised the money to buy the land, put water and electric to the site and now need the funds to build the centre . Please take a look at our latest fund raiser on Facebook – Galgos del Sol Bricks and Mortar Auction. We really hope to hear from you, as where the dogs are at the moment needs to be vacated in 7 months. Thank you

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    • Alan Gandy
      July 22, 2015 @ 3:24 pm

      Hi Lynda, have sent more info via email.

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  52. Lynn Gowlett
    July 22, 2015 @ 12:52 pm

    I would like to nominate Mara dog charity in Mula Murcia Spain, they do great work here for the dogs and cats in the area. When they are able they send them to homes all over Europe. At first these were the only hope for the many many dogs abandoned here.

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    • Alan Gandy
      July 22, 2015 @ 3:24 pm

      Would you have any contact details Lynn please?

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  53. Shirley Smith
    July 22, 2015 @ 1:19 pm

    I am in awe of all the people who work tirelessly to help and rescue endangered animals, i wish there could be an association similar to the PDSA, or the Blue cross, here in Spain. More Spanish people would take their animals for medical attention if it wasn’t expensive, or better still free, instead of abandoning them to their fate in the countryside. Cheap spaying and castrating, cheap or free euthanasia for pets who have reached the end of their lives through age or illness, instead of being left to suffer. More education to help owners understand their pets needs. I know, it would cost millions….I wish we could get a few lottery winners on board, or animal lovers such as Simon Cowell. I nominate Marcella….and Angie Macreedy…. and anyone else who takes time out of their busy lives to help animals in jeopardy…x

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  54. Alex Atchison
    July 22, 2015 @ 1:23 pm

    I would like to nominate Helping Hands Sur For the Rehoming of Pets in Aguillas/Purias Spain (https://www.facebook.com/groups/HelpingHandsSurForTheRehomingOfPetsLargeAndSmall/?fref=ts) the contact there is Linda Cook. (https://www.facebook.com/linda.cook.2468?fref=ts) :-)

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  55. Alan
    July 22, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

    K9 is an Animal Rescue Organisation which has operated in the Valencia Region for many years, we are a fully legal, non-profit making organisation.

    The organisation is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who feel strongly about animal welfare and work hard to rescue, care for and re home animals.

    We rely totally on public donations, fund raising and the income from our two shops to provide the funds to enable us to care for our animals to the high standard which they deserve.

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    • Alan Gandy
      July 22, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

      Alan, have sent you a link via email to take a look at. Thanks. Alan

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  56. Jane Elliott
    July 22, 2015 @ 5:04 pm

    I nominate ACTIN. They do fantastic and very tough work in Spain, saving Animals, caring for them and where ever possible finding them homes. They need all the help and support they can get to keep up the fantastic work they do.

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  57. LINDA JOHNSON
    July 22, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

    Actin does amazing work in rescue they work tirelessly to keep the furbabies safe ,treated and rehomed ,i would not hesitate in nominating them ,they are making a difference in Spain and never turn a furbaby away .

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  58. Marilyn purkis
    July 22, 2015 @ 5:36 pm

    I would like to nominate actin association Spain. Their work never stops they are working at changing the law in Spain to set up an animal welfare association to stop the cruelty and neglect of animals in Spain, as well as rescuing many needy dogs and cats for dreadful conditions. They rely on donations and fund raising and their work is absolutely marvellous.

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  59. Marilyn purkis
    July 22, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    I would like to nominate actin association Spain. Their work never stops they are working at changing the law in Spain to set up an animal welfare association to stop the cruelty and neglect of animals in Spain, as well as rescuing many needy dogs and cats from dreadful conditions. They rely on donations and fund raising and their work is fantastic !

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  60. Lesley Alexander
    July 22, 2015 @ 5:44 pm

    I would like to nominate ACTIN as a charity that is working constantly to provide education about animal welfare, they are working together with a legal team to try and make sure that the laws re animal welfare are adhered to and currently have many cases where the treatment and accommodation of animals is being challenged. Although they are not a rescue they will not ignore any animal in need or danger and have been instrumental in the rescue and homing of many animals which incurs expenses from vet treatment or from having to pay for kenneling when foster/adoptive homes cannot be found. They are having to appeal for funds for these expenses plus legal fees where a case is taken to court. They really need financial help.

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  61. Beryl Brennan
    July 22, 2015 @ 5:59 pm

    ACTIN have to get the vote. There is no other association in Spain doing what ACTIN are doing. They and their legal team work within the law – such as there are animals protection laws in Spain! – to fight for improvements in the standard of veterinary care, husbandry, conditions in which animals…chiefly dogs… are kept. They do this working with Seprona, vets, their specialist lawyers. They work on educating the rural Spanish in particular that animal cruelty and bad animal care is NOT acceptable and how they can improve the qualify of life for their animals. They also campaign for more awareness of sterilisation and neutering and its importance. They are currently working on a case through the court system which, hoping it will be successful, will set a precedent for the whole of Spain, for every volunteer and animal rescue association to use. During the course of their work, they sometimes have no choice but to take in dogs, which puts additional pressure on their resources and the emotional and physical wellbeing of the whole team. ACTIN HAVE TO GET THE VOTE!

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  62. Diane Sexton
    July 22, 2015 @ 6:31 pm

    I would like to nominate Actin-Spain
    Not only are they working hard to promote animal welfare here in Spain, they never turn a blind eye to an animal in need of immediate rescue or help.

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  63. Angie Marshall
    July 22, 2015 @ 6:33 pm

    I would like to nominate Actin Animal charity who work tirelessly for the animals. They are members of the PAES project which is helping to stop cruelty in Spain and change the way people treat the animals. They deal with terrible cruelty cases and abuse, and although they are not a rescue charity they have several animals in their care at the moment from awful situations. With no shop they rely soley on donations from the public to cover the vet bills, kennelling and denuncias that they have made regarding some terribly abused animals.

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  64. Kathryn fenton
    July 22, 2015 @ 7:24 pm

    I would like to nominate actin, they do a fantastic job and I know any money given to them would make a huge difference

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  65. Fiona nicholson
    July 22, 2015 @ 7:39 pm

    I would like to nominate so many groups in Spain for the wonderful work they are doing, but particularly ACTIN, as they are working so hard. They are not just rescuing cats and dogs, which they aren’t set up for but cant help doing, but are getting the perpetrators of cruelty to court to face penalties, raising awareness of the issues and the difficulties in getting change, they are making denuncias and educating others on how to make denuncias, they are making progress in local politics, in the local police, and making sure that those who brutalise their animals wont get away with it anymore. ACTIN needs a lot of support for this wonderful work. Rescuing is not enough, the force of the law (what law exists to protect animals) must be brought to bear before people will change their cruel ways, ACTIN is helping to educate and bring about a new ideology of animals as sentient beings who deserve care, while helping to condemn and remove the existing ideologies of the acceptability of animal abuse. https://www.facebook.com/ACTINSpain?ref=ts&fref=ts

    http://www.actin-spain.com

    I would also like to nominate Hope for Podencos, who take in such sad cases, they never seem to turn any dog away. As I say, so many rescues, so deserving

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  66. LINDA SOLER
    July 22, 2015 @ 8:43 pm

    I would like to nominate ACTIN SPAIN for their tireless efforts in trying to reform the laws for the welfare of animals and the eduction of the owners of these animals in Spain.

    https://www.facebook.com/ACTINSpain?ref=ts&fref=ts

    http://www.actin-spain.com

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  67. Roberta Kearns
    July 22, 2015 @ 9:52 pm

    I too nominate Actin Spain. They help so many Spanish dogs by rehoming them but their main goal is to get “animal rights” laws in Spain. They are the organization that brought the plight of the Spanish dogs to my attention

    http://www.actin-spain.com

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  68. vivienne wharton
    July 23, 2015 @ 7:40 am

    Hi Alan, thank you for supporting charities, so many need help. We started Actin Association in 2011, because there were not enough resources locally to keep rescuing dogs. I asked the RSPCA in Uk for help and advice, as to how we might do something different to improve things. There advice was to build as big a group as possible, so that we had a big influence as a media platform, to let the the public know how bad things were and to try and educate. It was hard as everyone is so desperately rescuing, so difficult to think about the bigger picture.

    Actin constantly need to rescue and find homes, we dont have a shop or shelter, so rely on asking for donations to help us pay for kennelling and vets bills. But we have evolved in that we have learnt a lot about the laws and the system and along with a specialist animal welfare lawyer ( who we also need funds for), we are fighting some cruelty cases and we are seeing some progress. The progress is slow but the authorities are not even familiar with it, so using it is tapping into something which could lead to change. We also have set up a project which we want other associations to join, the PAES project – proteccion animales espana…and we are launching this at an animal welfare conference, in October. We have organised this alongside 2 other charities. PAES includes a sterilisation project, learning how to complain properly about animal abuse and neglect and improving perreras. We have one perrera in mind which we want to help and use it as an example. We desperately need sponsors for our work but also funds for our everyday needs of rescuing dogs, which we keep in boarding kennels. We are in fact only a very small team, trying to grow and we have taken on a lot of work but we are passionate and dedicated and our only weakness is the constant necessity to rescue.

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  69. Jacquie Carter
    July 23, 2015 @ 10:06 am

    There are so many unsung heroes working non-stop for the animals here in Spain … where to begin, who to choose? I would like to nominate ACTIN ((www.actin-spain.com). They are not a rescue with kennels … but they do. Constantly. I have never known their President to look the other way when an animal is in need. Without the benefit of a shop to raise much needed funds for kennelling and vets bills help is always desperately needed. However their main aim is to educate and raise awareness regarding animal welfare, neutering etc., to encourage people to understand and implement the laws regarding cruelty and to prosecute where necessary … in this country this takes courage. They are looking at the bigger picture … trying to make changes at source. With two other charities they are organising the PAES National Animal Welfare Conference which will take place in Murcia this October, the first in Spain. Please help them achieve their goals.

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  70. Anita Werner
    July 23, 2015 @ 2:24 pm

    Please consider Actin, and thank you for your efforts. Rescue groups do amazing work and the animals in their care are a very visible reminder of the wonderful outcomes. Actin is working to help prevent animals from suffering behind the scenes and brings awareness to those not involved in rescue efforts. Thanks in advance for your consideration :)

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  71. Alf
    July 23, 2015 @ 3:29 pm

    I know one person has nominated http://thedogyouneed.com/ already but, I’d like to do so as well. I know they’ve had some problems with idiots and trolls on their Facebook page attacking them for some strange reason, so I’ve contacted them via their website to let them know about your initiative.

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  72. Laura Savill
    July 23, 2015 @ 5:36 pm

    I would like to nominate ACTIN. They do exceptional work in Spain in regards to animal rights, they never turn away an animal. They also believe in educating the public.

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  73. Judy Greenfield
    July 23, 2015 @ 8:03 pm

    I am nominating ACTIN for their role in holding animal abusers liable for their actions, for their help with rescuing dogs and cats and for shedding light on the nefarious underbelly of Spain’s animal exploiters/torturers/abusers.

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  74. Kelly Saunders-Cross
    July 23, 2015 @ 8:45 pm

    My vote goes to ACTIN!

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  75. Diana den Broeder
    July 23, 2015 @ 10:06 pm

    I recommend Actin for the amazing work they do here in Spain

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  76. Birgitta Mannering Kjellberg
    July 24, 2015 @ 3:43 pm

    My vote is for Actin

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  77. Joke Brussen
    July 24, 2015 @ 5:51 pm

    Of course my vote goes to ACTIN!!! <3

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  78. Angela Hill-Jones
    July 25, 2015 @ 4:28 am

    I would like to nominate ACTIN. They are a wonderful organisation who are doing their best to educate on the cruelty of animals(especially dogs) here in Spain. They have done so much to help dogs already. Their policy on neutering is an excellent idea. Their Patron Colin Fry has helped so much as he is a well known celebrity. Their aim to eventually have an animal welfare act in Spain is of great importance to these neglected animals.

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  79. Sue Simmons
    July 25, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    I too would love to nominate A.C.T.I.N……the work done by this organisation behind the scenes is making strides towards reformation of the appalling laws concerning Animal Welfare……They have also saved so many dogs from such awful fates.

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  80. Vivienne Ben-Shir
    July 26, 2015 @ 6:55 am

    I nominate ACTIN

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  81. Kathryn Wills
    July 26, 2015 @ 11:40 pm

    I would like to nominate Actin. They are amazing, working with Seprona, lawyers, fighting to change the lives of animals in Spain for the better. They are doing wonderful work educating people about the importance of animal welfare. Their work is ground breaking, truly wonderful, compassionate, they get my vote every time.

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  82. Di Jeffery
    July 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

    I’d like to nominate Actin. They deserve all the support they can get to help them bring about change in the way animals are being treated in Spain.

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  83. martine shindler
    August 3, 2015 @ 10:13 pm

    My vote goes to ACTIN. Not only do they rescue ill treated and abandoned animals, they are also striving to educate and stop the horrific way some of them are treated.

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  84. Lucy Tregunna
    August 4, 2015 @ 9:20 pm

    Axarquia Online Animal Rescue https://www.facebook.com/groups/Axarquia.animalrescue/?fref=nf

    I Nominate AAR as they do fantastic and tireless work along the Axarquia region and foster and rehome lots of animals. I have rehomed 2 spanish kittens to Cornwall and without their support and knowhow of the procedure for rehoming overseas it would not have been possible.

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  85. Stacey lloyd
    August 4, 2015 @ 9:24 pm

    I am a small charity reg no 10067
    And run soley my own
    Taking dogs predominately from the perrrra and the old ones thst have had a Home for many years and then loose it the an owners death or country move
    Based in Fuengirola
    And tho don’t tske I. Cats actively seek homes for them
    I would be intetested in whst you do

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    • Alan Gandy
      August 7, 2015 @ 1:02 pm

      Hi Stacey, we have sent you an email with details.

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  86. Angela Pickles
    August 12, 2015 @ 9:36 pm

    There are many people and organisations working in good faith and often thankless circumstances to improve the lives of animals in Spain and I take my hat off to all of them. I would like to nominate ACTIN in particular. They are primarily concerned with challenging the law to uphold existing (often ignored) animal protection laws and also to improve the legal situation which could affect countless thousands of animals now and in the future. Their vision is big and it needs to be! They are also involved in individual rescues and have successfully rehomed many dogs and cats, transforming their lives in the process. Their website is: http://www.actin-spain.com/
    They are currently organising what is probably the first ever animal welfare conference in Spain, open to all at very low cost. Hopefully this will be the start of an annual event where like-minded people can exchange ideas and individual animal advocates can find support and a wider network. They do great work!

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  87. Lynn Nightingale
    October 13, 2015 @ 8:18 am

    Based in Pinoso Alicante Peter & Jean Magill rescue & rehabilitate the mose severely abused anilmals and have built safe secure housing for them on their land, they even have a donkey. They struggle desperately for funds as much vetinary care is often required. If and when possible & rehabilitation is complete they then try to rehome these animals, they need so much more help.

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  88. Louise Stafford
    October 13, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

    Is it too late to nominate FAMA they are an amazing charity who do great work herein Cala de Mijas. Costa del Sol

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  89. Alan Gandy
    October 13, 2015 @ 5:42 pm

    In short the charities need to contact us themselves as suggested in the article to be considered….

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  90. connie de clerck
    October 17, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

    Doing their very best, I would nominate NoahsArc mazarron

    in the Murtcia area

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    • Elle Draper
      October 17, 2015 @ 2:46 pm

      Thanks Connie – they are already signed up.
      Elle x

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