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Amigo de los animales K9 

In July of this year of 2018, Auto will have been at the K9 refuge for ten years, since he was cruelly abandoned on the TF1 motorway as a puppy. Heidi has been here for six years in the summer.

Of the several hundred guys brought into the refuge over many years, eleven have been at the kennels prior to January 2016. We very much hope that in this, our 25th Anniversary year, it will also be a very special year for these eleven guys in particular. So good luck to Auto, Heidi, Enzo, Julie, Cuthbert, Cho, Luna, RJ, Hans, Charley and Linda.

In 2016 a total of 157 dogs and puppies were admitted into the kennels. It is a fantastic achievement from Hazel and her brilliant team of loyal, hardworking helpers both here in Tenerife and overseas, that of those 157, 148 of them have left the refuge for better lives elsewhere.

In December of 2016, 19 dogs were brought into the refuge, rounded up off the streets by the San Miguel Ayuntamiento. It is a sad reflection of the times we live in, that not one of those dogs was ever re-claimed by their owners. The good side is that 16 of these guys now have forever loving homes on the island, and hopefully will have forgotten their despair from twelve months ago. Sadly, Nemo, Nigel and Nick are still at the refuge. Fingers crossed for them!

During 2017, 186 dogs and puppies arrived at the refuge, nine of these during Decem-ber, in contrast to the 19 of the year before.

We very much hope that 2018 is a fruitful year for all the volunteer animal charities in Tenerife.

The committee of K9 would like to thank every one of our volunteers and supporters for their continued concern at the plight of these poor unwanted animals who are unable to help themselves. In whatever capacity you help, we are very grateful. A very big ‘thank you’ from all the four-legged guys at the K9 refuge.

K9 require more stock for our charity shop. If you have any clothes, books, shoes or other items that you no longer wants please pop them into our charity shop in Alcala or drop them at our kennels. All items are welcome and it all helps the dogs. Contact number 667 638 468.