How have we spent your donations in August?

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The hugest THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to APROP in the past month, the money we receive from you helps us continue the amazing work all our volunteers do.  Your generosity is what makes us tick, literally, without these donations the dogs and cats of APROP could not get the care they so desperately need.

So what have your donations helped with in the past month? Let’s take a look ….

This year so far we have had 69 (yes, 69!) kittens bought into APROP.  The adoption team have done a fantastic job as 49 of them have homes already.  But that is a lot of hungry little mouths to feed.  Many of you donated to our Facebook fundraiser to help feed the kittens, so thank you all … I am pleased to report there are no hungry kittens now at APROP!

The cats are also getting a new fence outside the cattery.  This is a big investment, but it is very much needed to ensure the safety of our feral cats.  Donations received this past month will go towards the purchasing of the new fence.  How wonderful to know that the money you so kindly give to us is really helping save lives and providing much needed security to otherwise vulnerable animals. 

Whilst on the subject of fencing, your donations have enabled us to install new, stronger fencing in the outdoor run in the Podenco kennel (where currently we have Estrella, Christina, Diana, Conan and Sonri).  Hopefully over the coming months we will be able to install this more sturdy fencing elsewhere, as the majority of fencing we currently have gets easily damaged and is not great for our dogs safety.  

Now I think the last two puppies we have at APROP want to say thanks!  So many of you donated to the Portraits of a Shelter dog campaign.  Half of the money raised from this campaign will go towards the transport costs to get our two beautiful Mastin pups to their forever home in the UK.  

During August we had several new residents who were in a poor state of health.  Xena the little Breton Spaniel with advanced Leishmaniasis, Daisy the older German Shepard girl who had a severe ear infection and needed x-rays for us to determine that one of her back legs is 3cm shorter than the other!  We also had Pukkie the kitten with a broken leg that needed very delicate surgery to pin her leg back together.  There are others … a high percentage of animals that are found or surrendered have health issues.  This all costs us a substantial amount of money.  So all your donations, however you give them to us mean that we, APROP can provide the veterinary care that the previous ‘owners’ did not! 

We also want to specifically thank those local people who support us through buying cat and dog food and other much needed supplies at ALDI supermarket in Pego and Kiwoko pet shop in Ondara.  Our partnerships with these stores and their customers support is so critical for us, so if you are one of those shoppers, please know that we are so very pleased you choose to buy something for our animals.  

It feels good doesn’t it? …. knowing that you can make a substantial difference to the lives of such beautiful and wonderful creatures such as our cats and dogs.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts.

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Ruth Martin

I have been volunteering at APROP since April 2018. You will normally find me there on Tuesday mornings, helping to care for, clean and feed the dogs. In 2019 I adopted Barney, a Podenco from APROP. In fact I have taken a distinct liking to the Podencos and some call me the Pod-Mother! I am also part of the adoptions team the fundraising team and I help by fostering dogs too. Helping animals brings me much joy and happiness into my life.