Animals In Distress (A.I.D.)
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A.I.D. is a registered charity in Andalucia dedicated to finding homes for stray, abandoned, abused animals found in Coin and surrounding villages in this part of Malaga in Andalucia. All the dogs that we rescue and take care off, are located in our shelter and all the young puppies are in foster care. We also have a small cattery. Our mission is to try to find good secure homes for the stray, abandoned, abused animals that are in the streets, which includes those that have been in a road accident. Most of our dogs and cats are homed in Holland and UK with a few going to Belgium and Spain. When financially able we also try to help the individuals and small charities that are overloaded with animals and lack the funds, so we provide food and medical care. Our charity does not have any paying members and we are classified as ‘Animos sin lucro’, which an exact translation would be ‘intentions without profit’ in other words all the funds raised are used for helping the animals and none of our shop volunteers or the charity committee, which includes ourselves takes a wage so we really need every one's help. We do not receive any type of local government funding. To donate click here or the 'donate' button below. Help us to help them!!!.

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We were desperate for room to help more stray, abused, abandoned dogs and we now have taken on land and a building which will house the dogs. We have made repairs and lots of things have been added so that the dogs have a safe and friendly environment at a cost of 12,000 Euros. Please help us by donating via this link:
If you would like to come to Spain for one week or maybe one month and stay in accommodation at our shelter and help to feed, clean, walk and play with our rescued dogs then please click here for information
We require Flight Escorts and Travel Boxes for Dogs

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We have to buy flights because of lack of volunteers, so we are looking for kind people that are or will be flying to Holland and can escort dogs and cats. The dogs and cats are already adopted and are waiting for a flight to their new homes. You don’t have to do anything and it won’t cost you anything (apart from your flight ticket) as all the details are arranged by us. We make sure that the dogs and cats go through the Malaga airport procedures and a team is on hand at the other end to meet you and the dogs and cats. Also on each flight we send the animal in a travel box, which we also have to buy. There are many instances where we have run out of travel boxes. So we need your help either by donating via this link so we can purchase more dog travel boxes, or perhaps you prefer to buy one and donate, or maybe you have an old one lying around that you will never use? Please help us, Contact: A.I.D. Telephone (0034)626942427 - email:

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Urgent funds required for operations
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HELP US TO HELP THEM!!! - There are many stray, abused animals that come into our care with broken legs, dislocated hips and life threatening injuries. We help as many as we can but we are limited due to the tremendous vet bill every single month of the year. We need donations to pay for these operations. If you wish to contribute in different ways direct debits and more so that we can carry on with our work please click here or simply use this Paypal button for a Donation

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Do I go home today?

My family brought me home cradled in their arms.
They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm.
They played with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys.
I sure do love my family, especially the little girls and boys.

The children loved to feed me; they gave me special treats.
They even let me sleep with them - all snuggled in the sheets.
I used to go for walks, often several times a day.
They even fought to hold the leash, I'm very proud to say.

These are the things I'll not forget - a cherished memory.
I now live in the shelter - without my family.
They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe.
But I didn't know the difference between the old one and the new.

The kids and I would grab a rag, for hours we would tug.
So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug.
They said that I was out of control and would have to live outside.
This I didn't understand, although I tried and tried.

The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn't time.
I wish that I could change things; I wish I knew my crime.
My life became so lonely in the backyard, on a chain.
I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.

So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why.
They said I caused an allergy, and then they each kissed me goodbye.
If I'd only had some training as a little pup.
I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.

"You only have one day left",
I heard the worker say.
Does that mean I have a second chance?
Do I go home today?

by Sandi Thompson


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