K9 in the Xmas mood for Sound of Musicals

OFFICIALS at K9 have planned a spectacular Christmas Dinner with a difference this year, in association with The Sound of Musicals.

It will be held on Thursday, 13th December, and this fantastic, must-see show takes place at Showtime, Karting Las Americas, off Exit 78 (Adeje) on the TF1.

Doors open at 7.30pm and the show ends at 11.30pm. Transport is available to and from the venue for just six euros per person, from Los Gigantes to Golf del Sur and all points in between. Phone for details, and to book your ticket for the evening.

But remember, transport must be booked before next Saturday (8th Dec). Tickets are 30 euros and include a meal, the show itself and free drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks and water).

Tickets can be obtained direct from the K9 Kennels, Mikey (619 678 384) or Lin (922 781 105), or email Mikey at

As with all K9 functions, guests are invited to bring along some treats or dry food for the kennel inmates. And, as usual, there will also be a fund-raising raffle and tombola.

The K9 refuge (Refugio de los Animales K9), based off the San Miguel road in Las Chafiras, is an affiliate member of RSPCA International.

It was founded in 1993 by a number of ex-pats, concerned about the large number of stray and abandoned animals on the streets ofSouth Tenerife.

Stray dogs were initially rescued and taken into the homes of volunteers. They were neutered and then found safe and permanent accommodation in loving family environments.

Five years later, kennels were built to cater and care for 60 dogs and puppies. And in 2007, a small cattery was built attached to the kennels.

Outreach work involves co-operating with other individuals in neutering the feral cat population.

The K9 organisation is a recognised, not-for-profit, registered charity, which receives no funding from any official body.

It survives on collection boxes in bars and businesses, monthly car-boot sales, a weekly market stall, two second-hand shops and entertainment nights specifically to raise funds.

Last year, K9 rescued and re-homed 400 dogs, 100 puppies and over 100 cats and kittens. Wherever possible, we relocate our animals to other European countries, primarilyGermany.

Our work also involves visiting local schools to create awareness of responsible dog ownership.

The kennels are open every day until 2pm, and you can telephone 667 638 468 for more details

Time is a huge factor because, with over 70 dogs and 20 cats in residence, there are always jobs to be done, and never enough volunteers to do them.

Volunteer tasks include:

*Cleaning the kennels each day and feeding the dogs

*Assisting at the market, the shops and car-boot sales

*Looking after cats in the cattery for two hours daily

*Helping to assist trapping and neutering cats as required

*Short-term fostering of a dog or cat

*Dog walking and grooming

*Assisting with taking dogs to the airport

*Collecting donation boxes from local bars

*Help with money raising ideas and awareness

*Collecting donated items and bringing them to the kennels for ongoing distribution.

We rent the land on which our kennels are situated at San Miguel. We also have to pay for the water to clean the kennels each day, and buy food for all the dogs and cats in our care.

Raising money is a constant concern for K9, and ever more critical in the face of the current recession.

For an organisation relying solely on the generosity of the general public, hard times make for harder fund-raising!

In addition to financial donations, food is always welcome, plus donations of suitable second-hand goods to sell at our outlets.


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