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.

Tag: Majorca

Halloween 2013

by petprojectmallorca

Port Andratx Carrefoc 2013-9505It’s almost Bonfire Night here in Majorca, but it’s not only this weekend that our pets are exposed to fireworks. Majorca’s fiestas, Corre Focs and New Year’s Eve mean that fireworks are used much more than just once a year.

  • Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise earlier in the day.
  • Keep your dog inside during fireworks, preferably with human companionship. If it’s hot, air conditioning will help. Bringing your dogs to a fireworks display is never a good idea.
  • Provide a safe place inside for your dogs to retreat. When scared of sounds they can’t orient, dogs often prefer small enclosed areas. If your dog is comfortable in a crate, that is a good option.
  • If possible, keep the windows and curtains closed. Covering the crate or lowering the blinds can also be helpful. Removing visual stimulation can also help calm dogs.
  • Make sure all your dogs are wearing ID tags with a properly fitting collar. Dogs do try to run away from loud noises.
  • Leave your dog something fun to do – like a frozen dog chew filled with his favourite treats.
  • There are more advanced interventions that you can try out, such as Sound Therapy, Body wraps (like a sort of dog swaddling) and Scent therapies as well.

The animal rescue group Cat, Kitten and Furry Friends, have started a campaign to ask for their supporters to each donate a single euro per month. You can find out more about them by visiting www.teaming.net/cat-kittenandfurryfriendsmallorca.

941831_370500816417373_2080516081_nDogs For U have put out an appeal for foster homes. Do you wish you could have a dog but work away for a portion of the year? You can be a foster carer for one of their dogs. You only have to provide food and shelter and buckets of love and then when you have to go away the dog (if it has not been adopted) can be taken back to the shelter and cared for. This helps the dogs in the kennels to get used to being in a family environment again and also helps the organisation to maybe take another dog which otherwise may have been euthanized due to a lack of kennel space. They really are desperate for good fosterers, it would mean so much to the dogs. Contact cascavalls@yahoo.de or visit www.dogsforu.com.

Every week Pet Project tries to help a rescue centre or organisation to rehome an animal on the island of Majorca. The project is supported by professional and amateur photographers, the PR firm Phoenix Media and the Majorca Daily Bulletin. If you want to help then please visit http://www.petprojectmallorca.com

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The Magnificent Seven

by VM

This week we are featuring seven very lucky pooches who were saved from being destroyed by the kind hearted actions of local Majorca residents. Luisa Powell saw that one of her friends who regularly helps to rehome animals was struggling under the weight of too many things to do and not enough time, or people to do them. So she stepped in to help out. “Nerea was trying to raise money to rescue two dogs, but she had five dogs on her list that were going to be put to sleep if they weren´t taken out of Natura Parc (an government funded animal pound which has recently been in the papers regarding its care practices). It was really urgent as she knew that one of the dogs, the old lady Nina, was going to be put down the next day”.

“I asked her what was needed. She said she needed funds to get them out of Natura Parc and then somewhere to put them. She had asked around but it was getting really urgent, so I decided to get involved. We both made phone calls to rescue centres but there was nowhere they could go if rescued. She then got in touch with a friend of hers and finally someone was able to help, her friend has a home with several dogs of her own and a few dogs she rescued and was seeking forever homes for, so she said that if we could get together the funds to pay for their food and anything they needed that the dogs could stay at her house. So we put out an appeal to our friends and donations started to come through from Elaine, Annalisa, Bianca, Gina, Angela, Ashleigh, Glenys, and Sheridan just to name but a few of the nice, caring, animal lovers that helped. Then Pirates Village Pets Project provided us with further funds in order to keep the dogs safe and fed for the month of December. So we rescued all of these animals! Now we are in the process of chipping, worming and castrating them and making sure that they are all fit and well. All of the dogs get on well with other dogs, but they are not sure about cats”.

 

Nenu

Nenu is a male dog, medium to large in size. He is very scared and wary at first but slowly warms to you. And has a lovely gentle look on his face when you stroke him.

minie

Minie is female. She is a young dog, was very scared at first but is getting used to everyone slowly and realising they are not going to harm her.

Coco and Sam

Sam (in the background of this photo) is a mix of Mastin and retriever. He is medium sized but borderline, so he could be classed as a large dog by some. He is playful and he loves to be stroked however they think he has been abused by his previous owner as he sometimes cowers down with a worried look on his face if there is a sudden brisk movement near him.  Luisa thinks this is very sad because he wants to trust everyone but sometimes he just gets a little afraid.

Coco (in the foreground of this photo) is a female Labrador mix. She is about a year old.
luisa and bobby
Bobby was supposed to be rehomed this week but his home has fallen through at the last minute. He is a Ca de Bestiar and Luisa describes him as “just a darling”. He was the thinnest of them all and had a number of scars and sores when they rescued him. The vet estimates his age to be around four to five years old.

NoirNoir is a large dog. He is a Ca de Bestiar, also known as a Mallorcan Shepherd dog. He was very frightened and cried a lot when he was in his cage. But now he is now warming to people.

NinaNina is the old lady. She was very thin, frightened and trembling when she was rescued and she has a little front tooth missing. She is approximately 8 years old. They dont know why she ended up in Natura Parcbut her rescuers think she is a “sweetie” and loves human contact, she loves laps and being held. She is quiet, gentle and due to her age she would probably fit better into a family/home with no small children running around.

All of these animals need a home or if you can´t help to home them please consider making a donation of food. You can contact Luisa on 696 429 499.