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INTERVIEW OF THE WOMAN

who has safed hundreds of dogs from the streets in Spain

Kim Halliwell is friendly and sunny person who saves dogs from the streets in Costa del Sol, Spain. I got a little interview of her interesting and hart work in the rescue centre..

 

How did this thing started?

- The charity started in its present form in 1997 due to an overwhelming demand although Kim has been rescuing dogs and cats since 1990.

 

What do you want to say to people who has left their dog to street?

- We hope that people would turn to organisations like us rather than abandoning their pets in the street.

<Kim and little 7 weeks old puppy Julia

What is the most sad thing in this work?

- The saddest thing is to see puppies abandoned and left to die in the countryside or alternatively in the rubbish bins. They did not do anything to deserve this.

And the happiest?

- The happiest is seeing the dogs and their new families. This helps you to carry on. We would be very happy to form an organisation in Finland similar to what we have in Sweden. http://www.sos-animals.se

What is your normal schedule for a day?

- The rescue centre is open 7 days a week times for visiting are 10am to 7pm. Day starts at 8am and finishes at 9pm (if we are lucky!)

How many dogs you have now / normally?

- At the moment 148!! But we normally like to keep it around the 100.

How much cost to have a dog from S.O.S.?

- We ask for a donation but this is what it costs to prepare a dog for rehoming. Vaccinations, steralizing, micro chip, pet passport, blood test for tropical diseases (leishmania, tick fever, heart worm) worming treatment. Total cost 295euros.

What the name S.O.S means?

- Spay Our Strays (spay means to steralize) SOS runs a sterlizing program for street cats. Last year we steralized 850 dogs and cats.

What do you have to say to people who are planning to have a dog from S.O.S?

People have to fill in a questionaire.

What is you plan for future?

Our immediate plan is to build a veterinary clinic at therescue centre and of course we urgently need donations to do this

What is the situation with abandon dogs in the Costa del Sol area?

Is it getting better of worst? It is not getting any better.. we could take in 10 dogs every day but unfortunately we have no money and not enough space.

 

How people can help S.O.S?

By making pledges, donations, sponsoring a dog, sending gifts such as collars, leads, toys and coats for the winter, fund raising and creating awareness in other countries is very welcome! More practically fostering dogs, adopting, we welcome volunteers at the rescue centre on the Costa del sol. Currently most of our volunteers come from Sweden.

 

 

I have three lovely dogs (Sofia, Vincent & Luna) from the rescue centre. One more dog (Julia) will arrive to Finland in June. All those dogs have been very good friends to me. They have made my life happier.

If you are planning to give a home to homeless dog, take contact to Kim. More information in S.O.S. Animals homepage:

 www.sos-animals.org

Welcome to a display round to two Rescue Centres in Spain! Here!

 

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