Parachuting for dogs!

For: Pepis Dog Refuge
Organizer: Beryl and David Brennan
€6,463
of €10,000 goal.
Raised by 257 donors
64% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Pepis Dog Refuge(http://www.pepisdogrefuge.com/) in Spain is struggling: someone poisoned several of their rescued dogs, some died; severe rain caused 2 mud slides, straight through the kennels; their electricity generator gave up and both refuge owners, Jane and Alan Brian, have had health problems in 2012-2013. And now, their house and kennels are subsiding and deemed unsafe. They have to move out and rebuild the kennels. They have also lost the funding from a galgo rescue association, because the association didn't like the fact that the Brians were using the money to feed ALL their dogs, not just the Galgos. Were they supposed to feed the Galgos and let the others starve? They need to replace those missing funds badly. They have over 70 dogs to care for. They are desperate for help.Will you please help? Every little bit helps... Even 5 euros, and that's only about 7 $ US or CAN.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 3, 2014

Posted on April 3, 2014

Please see Pepis Refuge's Website for more currrent information:

http://www.pepisdogrefuge.com/


Posted on December 18, 2013

Posted on December 18, 2013

We still need you to help Pepis Refuge! Your donations helped to pay for the sturdy fence with the secure gates on the hill (see picture). Now, at least, the dogs are safe... But a refuge is a never-ending battle, with more dogs being dumped at the gates, they need money to feed, fix and heal those poor souls. Any amount helps! Thank you!!!

Posted on September 22, 2013

Posted on September 22, 2013

From Freedom to Fear

What we are about to tell you, is the true story of two abandoned dogs, one a three year old, the other we believe to be his daughter, a tiny puppy. They made their home in a storm drain, near our hill. It was clear at first they were happy to be fed, by many different people, but not wanting to make human contact. Both Jane and I made regular visits to make sure they had fresh water. Our caravan is situated at the top of our hill, and after finishing work at the refuge, we returned to the caravan, only to find, two little heads peering at us from beneath the caravan. We felt so honoured that they had chosen to come and stay with us. Each morning the dad would come to the caravan door, he was very vocal, and demanded their breakfast. These two were inseparable , and he was teaching her all he knew and taking care of her. They had been free spirits for some time, but finally, he decided, to come to us for a stroke and fuss, but he made sure she was not allowed. I think he was testing us first, to see if they were safe. After a short time, she was allowed to come over to us, and take food from our hand, but she would not let us stroke her yet, we hoped that would come later. They still wondered off each day, to where, we don't know, but always returned for their afternoon sleep, then off they would go again, but always returning at night for their supper and their sleep. As usual, Monday morning they were at the caravan door, demanding breakfast, they ate a hearty breakfast and we left to go down to the refuge, to start work. When we returned to the caravan, they were not there, nothing unusual, as they loved to wander. As night came and still they had not come back, that's when we became very concerned. We called and called  but no sign of them, really concerned now. Tuesday came, still no sign of them both. Wednesday morning came, first thing we did, was look under the caravan, to see if they had returned, we were so pleased to see them, only to realise, it was the male, no baby. He looked very sad and weak, we called him out from under the caravan, only to see him covered in blood and shaking his head. Instinct told us he had been shot, a quick call to our vet, who said to bring him to the clinic, where an xray showed, he had been shot by a 12 bore shotgun. He was sedated and operated on immediately and the shot, removed. Luckily none had done any permanent damage. He will survive the shotgun, but not the loss of his sole mate. He is at home with us now, but does not bother to talk to us like he did, when he had his little girl with him.  When we collected him from our vet, we could see so much sadness and pain in his eyes. We know we will have to keep him shut in now, as we know he wants to find his little girl, we know she wont return now and we never did get to stroke her. All we can do now, is care for him, and keep him safe, and hope we can find him a loving home, to help heal his pain. (Please see pictures of the 2 dogs on the main page.)

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