ON the Costa del Sol there are many animal refuges which work to save the lives of abandoned animals and find them new, loving homes.
This is relatively simple for puppies or younger, pretty dogs, but there are many other which may not be so cute, but are equally deserving of caring owners to share their lives with.
One of them is Elvis, who has been in the care of SOS Animal Refuge for more than two years.
Elvis has some Boxer in him and is still a handsome chap, although at some point in his past his ears were cut off.
That, coupled with scarring on his chest, suggests that someone tried to use him for dog fighting, but when it was discovered that he is soft-natured, Elvis was abandoned.
He is now about six, and was, SOS believe, rescued the day before he was due to be put to sleep.
Since then he has become a big favourite with volunteers.
He has shared his pen with pretty lady friends who have all been successfully adopted, and is sad when left on his own again.
Although he loves human company, and gets on well with female dogs, he is very cautious about male dogs, unless they are submissive, and any prospective owner needs to be aware of that.
Typical of the Boxer breed, he will only react when challenged. Elvis also has Leishmaniosis, but this is easily controlled with daily medication which costs just one euro a week.
He is fit and healthy, is great walking on a lead, and plays ball. SOS’s Tony Byford said: “He would make the right people a loving companion.
He hugely enjoys human company and affection and so much deserves to have the chance of a home.
A new owner would be fully briefed by us on how to handle his ongoing medication and would have the guarantee of SOS support and we appreciate that it would take some special people who would be prepared to take on this special dog.”
Euro Weekly News’s Connie will donate €25 toward food for Elvis to help his new owners, plus EWN will sponsor him, provide food for the year and give readers regular updates on his progress, as well as giving his new owners his ‘Official EWN Adoption Papers’ to reward and give them recognition for their kindness.
If you would like to know more about Elvis please phone Theresa on 653 257 875 or Gill on 695 873 289.