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: donations for animal care

Furry nuggets begone!

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After hand rearing from birth and eventually adopting these two boy pussy cats it was finally time this week to take them to my local vet in Peguera and do “the deed” and have them castrated. Being healthy cats they haven’t really seen much of the inside of a vet’s surgery so it was very funny indeed when Morris (grey tabby on the left) suddenly realised during the obligatory photo call that perhaps he was about to lose something quite important to him. Thank you to Riccardo Gigioli from Clinica Veterinaria Peguera for his great work. Riccardo is running his own castration scheme for cats which is funded through his affiliation to the Lyonness card scheme. You can ask for more details about it by calling him on 971 689 525.

Buzzers?

10743231_10154844329715422_1624588508_nIf you are interested in bee keeping then get yourself up to Llubi on Saturday for the Honey Fair. Bernado (aka Mr Bee!) will be there and is a great source of information about bee keeping. Regular readers may recall an article about him earlier in the year about his bee keeping museum.

 

 

Blankets and heatersStacks of blankets courtesy of Steve Wood

Steve Wood must be congratulated for his enormous contribution of blankets and heaters and other helpful equipment which he is currently distributing to many of the rescue centres around the island.

 

 

 

 

 

Kittens seeking homes

I love the look of this one, he's got a real attitude on himThese two characters caught my eye recently, but no, we are not allowed any more cats. However if you are interested to adopt one then hop onto Facebook and check out the Pet Project Mallorca Facebook page for more information. Sleepy, but looking for a home

 

 

 

 

 

Every week Pet Project tries to help or re-house 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 writers and photographers around the island. You can get in touch with Pet Project at www.petprojectmallorca.com If you want to help with this column or send information then please do to petprojectmallorca@gmail.com

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BOLD BALDEA

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10733460_856153321086172_1612011765_nDid you know that over 10,000 pets are abandoned in Majorca every year?

Did you know that thousands of kittens are born on the streets with a high risk of being cruelly poisoned or killed?

Did you know that hundreds of dogs live chained up as much as 23hrs a day with total indifference to the law from their owners?

It’s time to make a change!

This week we feature Baldea, an animal protection organisation which is changing lives every day in Majorca. Petra Manuela Steiner explained what Baldea is all about.

“Since Baldea relies 100% on donations, we rely on the public, on you. Baldea is working hard for animal rights aiming to give them a better life. It has the first spaying ambulance for abandoned animals in Spain. Our mobile unit travels all over Majorca with our team on board showing communities the benefits of sterilisation and how important it is. Over a hundred stray cats and dogs are spayed monthly in our Mobile Unit.

We are in continuous negotiation with all the Town Halls: working to get their permission to and cooperation so stray animals will be treated in the most respectful way.10728862_856153217752849_1391772691_n

“Baldea goes into schools in order to teach pupils how to treat their pets in an appropriate and respectful way: they are the future generation and they are the ones that can make a change happen. We give advice and help with all animal protection duties to associations, shelters and volunteers. And since 2010 Baldea has taken care of two big cat communities in a retirement home in Bona Nova, as an example to follow.

“Thanks to Baldea ,Palma now has an Animal Protection Police Brigade. This is the first one in the whole of Spain! In 2011 we took our first steps by instructing police officers in a 3 day course. It was a big success…now it’s our dream come true! Baldea is on local television and radio on a regular basis.Baldea are on television every Wednesday at 12am on IB3 radio show “La Mirada”. We have five phone lines which receive private calls. Over 5000 people contact us yearly and 3000 follow us on Facebook.

“Baldea doesn’t have any animal shelters. Every Christmas we run a campaign to deter people from giving puppies as presents, our message is seen on public buses, posters and bookmarks that are distributed all over the city. We have information points that are regularly set up in different places and events to reach the public.

10723617_856153764419461_2122183723_n“Baldea spends a lot time doing inspections: these involve a great amount of pressure as the situation we see them in is sometimes terrible. To attend mistreated animal should be part of the police duties but sometimes it doesn’t seem to work, hopefully the new brigade will make this change. We present our annual report to all the public, politicians, animal lovers and friends so everybody can witness all our effort and work. In 2007 we were awarded the ”Premio Rey Jaime by the President of Majorca.

“For only 50€ a year you can support Baldea.  You will get a membership card and receive special treatment from several enterprises. You can find out more at www.baldea.org”.

 
Every week Pet Project tries to help or re-house 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