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.

Category: animal events

Let’s hit the beach!

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A big Pet Project “WELL DONE” to Christina Kastin who reports this week on her mission to convert Mallorca (and the whole Balearic Islands) to “pet friendly” islands. Christina has been persuading the local councils to permit us to take our dogs to the beach and on the bus!

Update on coastal areas for dogs to access:

Playa Cala Blava Andratx PICTURE CREDIT CHRISTINA KASTINNew in Andratx: you can access the entire beach -coastal- area with your dog during the off season, November to March (both included), they can be off leash but the dog owner always needs to be in control of its dog and show respect to other people, with or without a dog.  The municipality has now, in June, also set up an area for dogs accessing an area all year around, called “Playa Cala Blanca” (in Camp de Mar), as you can see on the sign.

Artá: you can access the entire beach -coastal- area with your dog during the off season, October to April (both included); for the moment they are not allowed off leash (because the town hall found a fault in their regulations about it, but they are working on changing that so they can be off). The municipality are also working on allowing a beach area, (one or two) to access the sea, during the summer months, so it would be an all year access for dogs, but it is not yet ready. However areas that are not classified as official beach areas are allowed for dogs to be on, also during the summer period.

in the seaPalma: they have set up an area for owners and their dogs, to access the sea, which is called “Es Carnatge”; you are allowed to access it during the whole year. This is the only place that dogs are allowed to access the sea in Palma.

2013 Pollen+ºa Beach PICTURE CREDIT CHRISTINA KASTIN2Pollença: they have set up a place not far from the Port of Pollença, the area is known as the “Llenaire” beach permitting dogs on the special section of it, see the sign. It is open all year around and the dogs are allowed off their leads.  They are also due to update the regulations and include (at the moment it only says dogs can’t be on the beach during the summer months, which in principal gives them the right to be there the rest of the months of the year) that dogs are permitted on all the coastal areas during their off season months.

Coming soon! Santa Margalida (Can Picafort) and others are in process of changing and the one in Santa Margalida should announce any time soon their beach area for dogs to be allowed, all year round. And after the summer they will also change the rules for the winter time, they will set up the same rules as other municipalities have done; that dogs are allowed access to all the beaches-coastal areas during the off season.

Transport: The transport company in Palma, EMT; set up one bus line last Autumn, number 30 (which takes you to the “beach” area Es Carnatge” that is set up for the dog owners in Palma) for dog owners and their pets to travel on and now in June it is all moving forward and two more lines have been set up (from 14 June 2014), number 2 and 20. It costs 0.30 cents (Euro) per dog per route and the dogs must have a muzzle on and be on the lead and be able to show the pet’s passport detailing vaccinations. Dogs classified as “dangerous” are not allowed to travel on the bus.

For more information contact Christina via her website http://www.guide4dogs.com.

Photographs: Christina Kastin

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DogsforU Spring Fayre – Benny needs a new home.

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DogsforU Spring Fayre

Dogs for U FayreA date for your diaries: DogsforU is holding a Spring Fayre in Inca on Saturday 29th March with fun for all the family.  The entertainment includes live music, games, tombola, a dog obedience demonstration and a chance to meet the dogs waiting to find their forever homes. Scrumptious cakes and quiches and a variety of drinks will be on sale as well as books, plants, quality bric-a-brac and DogsforU merchandise. All proceeds go towards the rehabilitation and rehoming of the dogs in their care. The event runs from 11am to 2pm.

How to find them: Take the Inca Hospital exit from Cornelia and some of the dogsMA13, go past the hospital Dog agility demonstrations at DogsForUand take the second exit from the hospital roundabout (towards Inca). Take the first right turn and then keep left on the road alongside the highway. Look out for our DogsforU banner and signage. Roadside parking is available. For more information contact Cornelia on: 637242228 or cascavalls@yahoo.de.

 

Benny needs a new home.
Benny (2)He is a 6 year old pure breed Podenco Ibicenco (Spanish greyhound) neutered male.
He has always been healthy and is in very good physical condition. Podenco´s are the only known breed that are inherently resistant to Leishmania!  He measures 70cm to his shoulder and weighs around 25 kg. His fur is white with brown around both ears and one eye. Benny loves people and children and has a bright nature, loves being petted and is very obedient and quiet in the house. He loves SONY DSCwalks in the great outdoors but, since he has strong hunting instincts, usually needs to stay on the lead. He would be best suited to a family with no other animals or perhaps with another large dog.  You can get more information from Calvia Vet Anna Pink Dr. Anna Pink BSc MRCVS Col. 820 on tel. 971695108, 634524440 or contact them through their website www.calviavet.com

 

About Pet Project. Every week we try to help an animal refuge centre in Majorca or try to help to an animal to find a permanent home. If you would like to help then you can contact Pet Project Mallorca on Facebook or on our site http://www.petprojectmallorca.com. The Pet Project column is an ongoing collaboration between the PR firm Phoenix Media, and the Majorca Daily Bulletin. 

Happy endings and new beginnings

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written by Vicki McLeod

Zoe

IMG-20140101-WA001This is Zoe, she is a two year old Boxer/Ridegback cross. She is speyed and has all her vaccinations and passport details up to date. She loves people and other dogs, but not cats! She is lively but very easy to walk on and off the lead. Her owner has to go back to the UK and cannot take her with him, he is devastated that he has to give up his beloved dog (who was originally a rescue dog when he took her in). He is desperate to find a new home for Zoe. If you are interested to meet her then call Raymond on 674 750187.

 

Go for a stroll and raise some cash

There will be a Dogs For U ‘Walk in the Park’  at 11am on Sunday 26th January through El Bosque De Bellver, the beautiful parkland surrounding Bellver Castle in Palma. Enjoy an hour’s leisurely Sunday morning walk with your dog in the company of other canines and their like-minded owners, and raise money for DFU at the same time. A donation of 5€ from each attendee will make a world of difference for the dogs in their care who are still searching for their forever homes. You don’t have to bring a dog, but if you do, please have his pet passport or vaccination certificate with you as we may be asked to show them.
The group will be meeting at the park gates on Cami Francecs, Vidal I Sureda, Geneva. You can contact billiedogsforu@gmail.com or mobile: 656 448 102 for more information

 

All lived happily ever after

P1030491Now and again it’s nice to share a happy ending isn’t it? Perhaps readers of Pet Project will remember Lotte. She was put up for adoption this time last year when her owner passed away. She needed to be in a very particular type of home, where she could be the proverbial “Top Cat” and so it took some time to find her a home. But through the pages of the Majorca Daily Bulletin, and with a little bit of fortune on our side, she found her perfect match. Now Lotte is living very happily with her new adoring owner Christine. All’s well that ends well for both of them.

If you would like to help a homeless animal to find a permanent family or if you think you could open your doors to a new pet, then please get in touch. You can find us through www.petprojectmallorca.com or contact the different numbers directly, it’s up to you. Don’t be shy! Sometimes as well we understand that it won’t work out so animals are always offered on a trial basis at first.

Animal Refuge Updates

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Volunteers needed!

All hands on deck! Dogs For U in Inca really need some extra pairs of hands. They have twenty dogs at their centre at the moment and there is only  Cornelia there to take care of them. She really needs some extra people to help out on a regular basis. If you commit yourself to a regular slot then you will be welcomed with open arms! They are looking for people who can clean, feed, brush and walk the dogs. Any day of the week is possible, as long as you can make a steady commitment. You can get in touch with them on www.dogsforu.org  or call 637 242 228 or email cascavalls@yahoo.de

Christmas fundraisers

This weekend on Sunday December 1st make sure you pass by the Country Club in Santa Ponca. They will be holding their Christmas fair on this day, with proceeds from the day going to SOS Animals Calvia. The fair starts at 10am and goes on all day. There will be plenty of fun things to do with the kids as well.

Dogs For U are also having an event on December 7th in Inca so you can go past and introduce yourselves to them and check out if you can be a volunteer, or just turn up and spend some money! Again, the money goes to helping the animals, especially at this time of year when the refuges tend to get fuller and fuller. Contact details are above.

Nicky Morgan, Elaine Gill and Renee Nils will be out in force at the Calvia Christmas Fair on December 8th. Make sure you go past their stall which is selling all sorts of gifts from handmade cards to brand new hip flasks and purses. All of the profits are going to their group which rescues animals in need and hand rears many kittens every year.

Vet scheme

Nuria with BillyDon’t forget to castrate or spay your animals! The good people at Clinica Veterinaria Peguera have made it very easy for animal rescuers to act responsibly. With a scheme which they have adopted called Lyoness it is possible to donate money towards the cost of spaying feral and abandoned animals and therefore give them happier, healthier lives without the pain and suffering that comes with having extra puppies or kittens. Get in touch with Nuria Rosa, pictured, to find out more about their scheme. www.clinicaveterinariapaguera.es

Teaching responsibility

Baldea education 1Baldea believes that prevention of cruelty and kindness to animals can best be achieved through education, helping to promote a Baldea education 3sense of responsibility towards all living things.  Baldea.org already has a volunteer-run AWE project which, with the help of teachers in primary and high schools, offers specific programmes in the languages required in Mallorca´s schools, including English. They provide the course work relevant to everyday life and all the materials for 3 age groups: Up to 6 years

Interactive and fun; they use soft toys and other props such as vet costumes and toy stethoscopes to role play. From 6-12 years: introducing the practicalities of pet guardianship such as the expense involved in keeping a pet.  They watch videos, discuss individual cats or dogs in real shelters such as the one in Esporles and get a chance to express themselves and their feelings towards animals. From 13 + years: the reasons why animals land up in shelters, along with more in depth discussions on animals´ needs and sentience, and pet care generally. These volunteer programmes are an extra school activity conducted within school hours.  Any school wishing to be included or any teacher wishing to volunteer, should ring Baldea´s president, Ana Aranda, 678 442 517.

 

Feeling frio?

You may not have noticed, but it has got very cold recently (!). And if it is feeling quite chilly in your house, imagine how cold it is at some of the animal refuges and pounds around the island. If you can open your doors and foster an animal over the winter period then please get in touch with your local centre and ask them which animals need help. Alternatively if you can’t offer a warm place inside your home, then if you have some blankets or duvets you can donate then please do. You can see a full list of the refuges at www.petprojectmallorca.com

 

About Pet Project

Every week Pet Project aims to help to help an animal rescue organisation in Majorca to raise awareness and funds, or to help rehome or foster out an animal. Pet Project is a collaboration between the Majorca Daily Bulletin, the PR firm Phoenix Media, the animal refuges, and some of the island’s best professional and amateur photographers. If you can help then get in touch at phoenixmediamallorca@gmail.com