By Vicki McLeod
This week I popped over to see Maxi Lange and the other volunteers at SOS Animales in Calvia. The visiting hours there are 10am to 12.30pm, and from 4pm to 6pm for the dogs, and 6pm to 7pm for the cats. The refuge takes the overflow from the local pound and in Maxi’s words “We’re always full with dogs”. The refuge is now also preparing for kitten season and they are looking for donations of Royal Canin kitten food. They try to feed the baby animals the same brand throughout the beginning of their lives as if you switch from one brand to another then it can cause some nasty sore tummies! And we certainly don’t want that to happen, yuck!
The other things they are after are: transport boxes for the animals, good quality cat food for the adults who are poorly, and dried cat food for the street cats (Maxi recommends the Mercadona “Compi” dried biscuits, “The cats don’t want to eat the Eroski brand, I don’t know why”). And they are always open to people sticking their hand up and volunteering, like Lisa and Millie in the photo who were there on their first day and having fun taking the dogs for walks around Calvia, (or it could have been the dogs taking them for walks…).
You can get in touch with Maxi on 670367485 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The dogs pictured are just a small selection of the animals who are looking for a home. Scooby is used to being in a family and should be with a family, he is very chilled out and loving. Rogur is an adult Airedale with lots of puppyish energy, the Shar Peis Mink and Mina are both fun dogs to spend time with, Bruno needs to be on his own in a relationship, he is very much a one person dog, and Tango just wants to be loved! Contact the shelter or Maxi for more information.
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