Axarquia Animal Rescue

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January 2016 Fundraising

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (1)

AAR/RBL joint fundraisers for January. Last Sunday we had our 'Sunday With A Difference' - the trip to Guzman Garden Centre, La Trocha Rastro and then on to Deacons Coin, for an all you can eat Carvery - followed by a day trip to Gibraltar on the 27th, raising a total of 519€ to be split between the 2 charities. 259,50€ will go into the RBL Benajarafe Poppy Appeal, and 259,50€ will go to AAR neutering and puppy milk/food. Thank you to everyone that supported us, we could not raise this amount of money without you. Liz & Sam xx

Gibraltar Trip

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

AAR/RBL Benajarafe - Fund Raising trip to Gibraltar 14th October... What a great day, with a great crowd of people, we raised an amazing 360e, that's 180e for each charity. AAR's will go towards neutering of stray cats, vets bills and food. RBL will go into their Poppy Appeal... Thank you all very much... next trip to Gibraltar is 2nd December and filling fast...

Foster Parents Needed - Oro; Ref. 1008

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

WHO WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THIS BOY A FOREVER HOME? Oro is an 8 year old Podenco who has been in kennels since January 1st, 2015 after his owner passed away. He was quick to settle in, and became part of the pack instantly. Good with everyone, not a troublemaker and only barks when meals are served and getting ready for walks. Good-natured, very gentle and calm and extremely friendly. Likes to socialize and is looking to the other dogs when he wants to play. Doing perfectly well among the other dogs - bitch or male - they have never seen an aggressive side of him at the kennels But he dislikes cats, he will chase them. He just loves all the walks and is good on the lead. As a typical Podenco he is quite adventurous and extremely energetic. He will need a home with a garden/outside space with decent fencing. The staff sometimes let him off the lead just to give him more freedom, and he will come back. Oro would adapt into any caring and loving family without and problems. Even with other dogs around, but no cats. Oro should be settled down in front of a warm fire with someone to love him. He is microchipped, castrated, Rabies and diseases vaccinations are due in March. His measurements are: Floor to shoulder 47 cm. Floor to top of head 60 cm. Length from end of his bottom to tip of his nose 75 cm. Please pm me or email [email protected] if you can foster or give Oro a loving home, where he will be safe and warm. Oro AAR ref. 1008..................................................................... Oro es un Podenco de 8 años que lleva en una residencia desde el 1 de enero de 2015, tras el fallecimiento de su dueño. Se adaptó rápido y se hizo un hueco como parte de la manada casi al instante. Se lleva bien con todos, no crea problemas y solo ladra cuando sirven la comida y se prepara para dar un paseo. Es muy bueno, tranquilo y muy simpático. Le gusta socializar y busca a otros perros cuando quiere jugar. Se porta muy bien cuando está con otros perros, ya sean machos o hembras. Nunca lo han visto agresivo en la residencia, pero no le gustan los gatos, los persigue. Le encanta salir a pasear y va muy bien con la correa. Como todos los Podencos, es muy enérgico y aventurero, por lo que necesita un hogar con espacio exterior o jardín con valla. A veces, el personal lo deja sin correa para darle más libertad y regresa solo. Oro se adaptaría a cualquier familia que le de amor y cariño sin ningún problema aunque esta tenga perros (pero no gatos). Tiene microchip, está castrado y le tocan sus vacunas en marzo. Sus medidas son las siguientes: Del suelo al hombro: 47 cm. Del suelo a la cabeza: 60 cm. Longitud desde el comienzo del rabo hasta la punta de la nariz: 75 cm. Si puedes acogerlo o darle a Oro un hogar en el que estar a salvo y calentito, mándame un mensaje privado o escríbenos a [email protected] Oro AAR ref 1008.

Foster Parents Needed - Miley: Ref. 921

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Miley (AAR 921) is a gorgeous spayed female boxer cross born in 2011. She is a happy dog and loves to play with other dogs especially when she's on walks. Although she is energetic and loves to run free, she returns with no problem. However, it might be best for her not to be homed with cats as she may chase them if they get too close. She is friendly and gentle with people and would love to have a caring home where she can bring out the best in her nature. Through no fault of her own, her previous foster home fell through so is currently in kennels. If you are based in Spain, UK or elsewhere in Europe and can offer either a foster or forever home for Miley, please contact [email protected]................Miley (AAR 921), una preciosa y esterilizada chica cruce de bóxer nacida en 2011. Es una perra feliz que le encanta jugar con otros perros sobre todo cuando esta de paseo. Aunque es una perra enérgica y le gusta correr, regresa sin problemas. Sería mejor para ella una casa sin gatos, ya que los persigue si se acercan demasiado. Es amigable y cariñosa con las personas y le gustaría tener una casa acogedora en donde ella pueda demostrar lo buena que es. No por su culpa, su anterior casa de acogida fallo así que ahora está en una residencia. Si estas en España, UK o cualquier otro país de Europa y puedes ofrecer a Miley una casa de acogida o un hogar en donde adoptarla, por favor contacta con : [email protected]

Granada Fund Raising Trip

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

AAR/RBL(B) Fundraiser to Granada

Liz and I would like to thank everyone that came for their amazing generosity. We raised a total of 322,46€. We are donating 161,23€ to AAR towards the vets fees for Sky and the Eroski pups, and 161,23€ to the Benajarafe branch of the RBL - Poppy Appeal.

Newsletter January, 2015,

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

January Newsletter

Since they were founded in August 2011, AAR have rehomed 1000 animals. AAR Rescue continues to grow and in June this year AAR opened their Charity Shop to help raise much needed funds. The shop is at Avenida de Andalucia 147, Torre del Mar 29740 (on the same side as Pretty Home heading towards Almayate) Open hours are Monday – Saturday from 10am – 2pm. There are great bargains galore such as clothes, bric a brac, household items and much, much more. Donated items are always welcomed.
We have been supported by fantastic local vets throughout the Axarquia region, without which we could not have achieved what we have. We are also so grateful to some wonderful local kennels that help us in times of need. This coming year, we hope to continue to increase the numbers of animals adopted abroad and are so grateful to the transport companies we use. They carry a very precious cargo for us.
We have had some fantastic, successful fundraisers over the last year or two: - our brilliant Bollywood nights, the Music Fest, Competa Rocks, our dog show and our Posh and Pauper Ball to name just a few. By coming along and supporting events like these you will not only have a great time, but will also be enabling us to carry on our work.

Can you foster, adopt, donate or support? There are many ways to AAR. You can also buy a calendar (available via FB, their charity shop, or their weekly stalls at Puente Don Manuel Friday market or Tuesday’s market at Trapiche. If so we would love to hear from you. We run weekly market stalls on a Friday at Chiringuito Antonio in Puente don Manuel. We will also be at the monthly car boot at The El Pantano Restaurant at Lake Vinuela. So come down and meet us.


Foster carers meeting are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 11.00 at the Trapiche restaurant. We always need fosterers so if you are interested in fostering either short or long term, then come alone and find out more.


Our next exciting news is our Easter Fare and dog show – not to be missed with lots of family fun – no age too young or too old. A great time for all whilst helping the animals find either their foster homes or their forever homes. So put it in your diaries now!

Axarquia Animal Rescue Objectives

Whilst we would like to take on the world on behalf of all needy animals, we have to stay focused and that is why we have to restrict our help to animals found in the Axarquia area. In 2015 we will continue to focus on our 5 key objectives:


  1. To help abandoned and abused animals in crisis and find them foster families and forever homes. Ensuring animals in our foster care are vaccinated and neutered, as well as providing emergency treatment for strays.
  2. To provide a forum, via Facebook and our website, to encourage and raise awareness of the plight of abandoned and stray animals.
  3. To provide advice and support people who find stray and abandoned animals.
  4. To actively encourage, facilitate and promote neutering programmes and responsible pet ownership.
  5. To undertake awareness campaigns of the plight of abandoned and abused animals.


Contact us via:

Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @AxAnimalRescue


Phone: Diane McClelland 691 961 429 (English)

Maria Jose Martin 691 961 306 (Spanish)

Dr Heike Sinseck 691 961 394 (German)

Donations can be made via PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account of your own) via our website, or direct to our bank account: Click here.


Posted on December 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi all you lovely volunteers and such loyal supporters.. We would like to invite you all to AAR Christmas Lunch... It's not a fundraiser, it's about us all getting to know each other... To have fun !! There will be a free raffle, plus hopefully a few little games.. it's on Wednesday the 10th of December 2.30pm... sit down for 3pm.. at Bar Atila in Puente don Manual, which if you haven't been we can recommend there food it's fab!! This is the menu below.. It's yummy, please can you let me know if you can make it, I will also need your choice of Menu.. we would love to see you all there.. Partners and Family are welcome too, to join in on a fun afternoon / evening.. I hope to see some familiar faces there... .. xxx (Limited spaces so please contact me early as possible).

Daisy`s Tale

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

In the autumn of 2013, Daisy was spotted, skinny, starving and sad, roaming in a lemon grove near to the village of Benamargosa (photograph 1). A broken chain was hanging from her neck. A group of neighbours (the Daisy Club) got together to feed her and gradually gain her confidence. They contacted AXARQUIA ANIMAL RESCUE for advice on getting her off the fields and streets and into a secure and safe environment. AAR had no foster homes available, and funds were low, so the Daisy Club volunteered to sponsor her in kennels until a permanent and loving home could be found.


On November 11th, Liz and John from the Daisy Club persuaded a now much fitter looking Daisy into a car and took her to a vet for a general health check and blood tests. From there they met Daisy´s AAR case worker who booked Daisy into the kennels. Daisy continued to thrive in the kennels (photograph 2), was spayed and given the necessary vaccinations. From her original blood tests, it was discovered that Daisy had contracted Leishmaniosis, a common disease for unprotected dogs in the area, transmitted by sandfly bites. Fortunately, after initial tests, the cost of treating Leishmaniosis in Spain is cheap. Daisy is a large dog and needed one pill per day, the cost of which is just €3.21 per month, easily administered in a small piece of sausage.


In their search for a home for Daisy, AAR advertised her on local, national and international facebook networks and multiple international websites, including their own ( Kennel owner Bente also advertised her on a Danish website which brought an interest. A home-check was organised and passed, and Daisy had further vaccinations and veterinary checks to allow her to travel abroad, while a flight companion was sought. Volunteers Maddie and her son Marcel were flying home, via Copenhagen, for Christmas and booked Daisy to accompany them. A suitable flight-approved carrier was purchased, specific to Daisy´s size.


On December 20th, Daisy was bid a fond farewell from kennels (photograph 3) and collected, along with another dog Luca, who would be flying with her and Maddie´s family. At sunrise the next morning, the dogs met the two volunteers who would take them to the airport (photograph 4). One of these was Liz from the Daisy Club who wanted to see her off and say goodbye. Later that day an overjoyed Pernilla met Maddie and Marcel at Copenhagen airport and took Daisy to her forever FAMILY & HOME.


Daisy is one of 433 abandoned and abused animals that AXARQUIA ANIMAL RESCUE rehomed in 2013. Not bad going when you realise that´s more than one for every day of the year! For more dogs needing homes please see AAR´s website at and for queries email [email protected]

Posh & Pauper Christmas Ball

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

On December 14th we held our first Christmas Ball and would like to say many thanks to everyone who supported this event. Whilst raising €756 towards helping the abandoned and abused animals in our care, we hope you enjoyed the evening! Special thanks too to the bands MPG and GU!R! for the music we danced to plus the Restaurant El Pantano for providing the venue.

Christmas Lunch in Competa

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday December 7th AAR and the band Silver Fox hosted a Christmas Lunch and raised 223 euros. A big thank you to everyone who came along, to The Pavo Real for hosting it and providing such fabulous festive food so well presented, and to Silver Fox for the music and entertainment. Many thanks also to the sponsors who donated raffle prizes, including Rebeccah Curtis and Silver Fox.


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