Pet Project Mallorca

Every week we aim to re home an animal currently being cared for by an animal refuge on the island. The project is supported by professional photographers from around the island, the PR firm Phoenix Media, and The Majorca Daily Bulletin.

Month: May, 2013

Fancy a snog Jay Jay?

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Jay Jay with Dogs For U volunteer Shan. Photo credit Sheridan ConnisbeeJay Jay is a high energy bundle who likes a bit of a snog with his humans! He is around eight months old, a male German Shepherd mix, with a happy and friendly nature and bags of energy.  He came into the care of Dogs For U in March with a bad cough but he´s now healthy and happy, neutered and vaccinated, and looking for his forever family, or a foster family to care for him temporarily.  He´ll benefit most in a home with people who are just like him – active, kind, cuddly kissers enjoying plenty of company, happy to be outdoors running and walking – oh, and he fancies himself as a bit of gardener, happy to rearrange the lawn or flower beds if he hasn´t got Jay Jay with Dogs For U volunteer Billie. Photo credit Sheridan Connisbeeanything better to do!!  Yes, he´s a normal mischievous puppy, very intelligent and receptive to training, and he gets on well with other dogs big and small.  Jay Jay will be an all-round good family dog with the right people to guide him. Adoption and foster enquiries to Cornelia email, cascavalls@yahoo.de or call 637 242 228.

Esporles volunteers needed!

There is a “no kill” dog shelter in Esporles where they take in rescue and care for dogs until they are able to find them homes.  But they constantly have a full house being that there is always another dog to rescue, as another gets a home.  They are very short on “roll your sleeves up” volunteers.  People wh want to clean up, feed and give love to all the dogs.  Certainly they need help walking them too, but at the moment they are desperate for help with the nitty gritty on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.  You can find more information here www.amicsanimalsesporles.org or contact 680455922 or 617 60 50 17 and tell them you want to lend a hand.

Kittens continue . . .

If you are interested to adopt a kitten, and there are plenty around at the moment, get in touch with your local shelter as they will help you with the process of making sure you have a healthy animal that is ready to start their new life with a new family. You can find a list of the shelters on the Pet Project website.

Kittens, kittens everywhere!Every week Pet Project tries to help or re-home a homeless animal in Majorca. Pet Project is supported by the Majorca Daily Bulletin, the PR business Phoenix Media Mallorca and several professional and amateur photographers around the island.

 

You can get in touch with Pet Project at http://www.petprojectmallorca.com.

 

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Help is at Hand

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Can you help with the kittens?

Can you help with the kittens?

Danny, Philip and Covi with kittens.

Danny, Philip, Covi and kittens.

Last week the Pet Project volunteers went along to the animal refuge in Palma SPAP and took with them some new friends. Danny and Philip (pictured) from Home and Yacht Finest Bed Linen. “Volunteering and donating is such an important part of rescuing abandoned animals and everyone should do what they can to help. I love animals, and if I could I would take all of these cats home with me as well”, said Philip. But like many of us with jobs and busy lives it is impossible to dedicate much time so Danny and Philip came up with a clever scheme to help in their own way. “We run a linen business, we supply linens to all kinds of businesses, including hotels, and very posh yachts! Donating to SPAPWhen we go onboard a yacht they don’t want to keep the linens that they are replacing, and they can’t store them, so they just throw them out. So what we do is we take the linens, towels, whatever it is, and we donate them to the Allen Graham Charity and now as well to SPAP. Either the linens can be used by the organisations or they can sell them in their charity shops. It’s up to them”. Whilst we were at the refuge Danny and Philip must have said “hello” to, and rubbed the ears of, every single cat there. Secretly the PP team think that D and P may have to go back and adopt one, or two, or three! SPAP will be holding an open day and party on May 11th, and they also have a “Rastrillo” (Flea Market) every week on a Saturday morning where you might find some rather good quality linens, bed covers and towels for sale. You never know. You can visit SPAP Mallorca by calling 971 47 00 60 or emailing contacto@spapmallorca.org. You can find out more about them by visiting http://www.spapmallorca.org.
untitled-5997Meanwhile, the new born kitten population continues to grow. If you feel that you could hand rear a kitten or two, then please, please get in touch. It is a time consuming but not difficult process. You need to be able to feed the kitten every two to three hours in the first weeks of its life, so it is a little tiring, but without more volunteers there are many kittens which don’t stand much of a chance.
If you see kittens inside a box next to a rubbish bin it’s clear that they have been abandoned. It is not so clear if you find them somewhere odd (a plant pot, or in the middle of the street). In this case I advise people to do this: 1) Don’t ever touch them. It could happen that the mum is moving them from one place to another and if they catch your scent some mother cats will reject their babies. 2) Watch from a distance. Stay around somewhere where you can see the kittens but are not scaring the mum in case she comes back for her kittens. 3) If you don’t see any adult cat around in about 30 minutes to an hour (depending on how busy the area is) then yes, you may go ahead and take them because the mum is most likely not coming back for them. Something might have happened or not, but a baby cat can’t stay for long without the warmth of its mother.Danny and his new friend
If you take the kittens home you have to keep them separate from your other cats if you happen to have any. This is extremely important. Even if they seem healthy they could have a stomach bug or some other ailments and you need to protect both your own animals and the babies. Then please get in touch with your local animal shelter, you can find a list of them on the http://www.petprojectmallorca.com site.
Every week Pet Project tries to help or re-home a homeless animal in Majorca. Pet Project is supported by the Majorca Daily Bulletin, the PR business Phoenix Media Mallorca and several professional and amateur photographers around the island.