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Nyssa is at K9 waiting for a home 

This lovely girl Nyssa, was dumped in our fenced area over the road last week (despite there being a warning sign saying this area contains aggressive dogs).

Thankfully, these dogs didn’t harm her, but the poor thing was terrified. It took several attempts all morning to gain her trust so that we could move her from the corner of the fenced area into a comfortable kennel over the road.

Once we saw her more closely, she was clearly used for breeding as her nipples are very large and deformed. She was absolutely covered in fleas! so we made the immediate decision to bath her with anti-parasite shampoo in an attempt to make her more comfortable. The water ran red from the amount of flea dust on her skin. In addition to this, she had developed several lesions on her legs and back end, from constantly sitting and lying on a hard surface. She was also starving and practically skin and bones!

It was clear that she had been used and abused and then thrown out like rubbish! Nevertheless, she is now in good hands, once we alleviated her of the pesky fleas and dirt, we could already see a difference in her behaviour. It has now been a week since she arrived and she is very different. Slowly but surely she is gaining confidence and now even wags her tail every now and then. Her name Nyssa is Greek name that symbolises new begginings.

Meet Our Dogs

We have many dogs – in all shapes and sizes. You can see them all – their stories and pictures – on our website at www.k9tenerife.com Go to “K9 dogs/Dogs waiting for homes”.

Why not visit us at K9 Refuge on Calle Chimbesque between Las Chafiras and Las Zocas any day of the week between 10:00 and 14:00. Alternatively, you can get in touch by telephoning us on 667 638 468 or emailing info@k9tene-rife.com

You will also find stories of our dogs, their antics and heartwarming re-homings on facebook by following Diary of a K9 Tenerife Dogwalker and also K9 Tenerife. Also, to see daily photos of the walks that take place at K9, like the facebook page Voluntarios del Refugio K9.