As from July 2012 Animals In Distress (A.I.D.) is collaborating with the new S.O.S dog charity in Coin, Malaga. S.O.S. is managed by Tony, Theresa and a team of devoted volunteers and they work in conjunction with S.O.S. Sweden. Working with SOS will enable us to extend our network abroad.
The majority of the dogs from S.O.S. in Spain will now be relocated to our small refuge in Coin. We decided to help them because they were put into a desperate situation with nowhere permanent for their rescued dogs and they have been looking for a suitable place ever since.
The decision works to the advantage of both organisations because we did not have the necessary full-time volunteer help required at our refuge whereas S.O.S. did not have their own refuge but do have their European volunteers and can offer them accommodation during their stay. Volunteers clean, feed, play, walk the dogs and give them company for most of the day. At the same time we will try to find homes for their dogs here and in other countries and they will in turn try to find homes in Sweden for our foster dogs.
A.I.D, as always, will be concentrating on placing new dogs in our ever increasing network of Foster Homes because the majority of dogs we take in are in a badly neglected and abused condition and need to go into foster care.
Our aim with the A.I.D. charity is to continue helping and finding homes for stray dogs and to help them in whichever way we can. This includes our ongoing work with helping individuals who do not have any money to help the dogs that they rescue, so whenever possible we supply them with dog food, vaccinate and sterilise some of the dogs under their care. We also help some small charities that are overloaded with dogs and lack the funds.
A.I.D. is a registered charity in Andalucia (Nº. 07974) dedicated to finding homes for stray/abandoned/abused animals found in Coin and surrounding villages in this part of Malaga. All the dogs are looked after by our network of volunteer private foster homes as well as in our own home in Coin, which helps the animals get use to a family environment. As well as looking after dogs in our own home we also have a cattery for about 20 cats. Please note that 'we do not take in people’s own pets'. Our mission is to try to find good secure homes for the stray, abandoned, abused animals that we find and look after. At any one time each one of us will foster from one to several animals.
Most of our dogs and cats are homed in Spain and a few go to Germany and the UK. In order to further help the animal situation here in Spain we network with several organisations. Since 2010 we have had a close relationship with Arca Noah España in Alhaurin el Grande, Malaga so that dogs can be relocated to the Netherlands and Belgium.
Visit our website: www.animals-in-distress.eu