Accion del Sol News
Some owners don’t want to pay for boarding kennels while they enjoy their holidays, so a lot more dogs are dumped on the streets.
Last Friday alone, 10 dogs were brought into the refuge from the Protection Civil at
Arona and Granadilla.
All the animals were full of fleas and ticks, and, like any newcomers brought into the refuge, they had to be quarantined.
That was to prevent them from infecting the other 180 dogs at the refuge while they received their initial care and treatment.
On arrival, strays are immediately inspected by Accion’s resident vet for any life-threatening injuries or illnesses which require immediate treatment.
They are also checked for microchips, which can enable the vet to trace their owners.
Then it’s off to the shower room, where the dogs are washed in a special solution, which immediately kills all fleas and ticks.
They are then put in their quarantine kennels, fed and watered and allowed to settle into their temporary new home.
In the days that follow, the dogs receive all the necessary veterinary care and vaccinations.
They are tested and treated for heartworm, fleas and ticks, micro-chipped (if necessary) and passported, castrated and socialised into small groups, where they live together until new owners can be found for them.
Please call 922 778 630 if you want to learn more about Accion del Sol, or if you would like to help out in any way at the sanctuary.
By the way, towels and blankets are always needed for the dogs if you have any to spare.
The refuge is situated at the Poligono Industrial Estate, Granadilla, Exit 51 on the TF-1, beside the ITER windmills, and it is open to the public Monday-Friday from 3-6pm.
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