A happy year for Akira dogs

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A happy year for Akira dogs
FOREVER HOMES: 280 Akira dogs were adopted in 2020 Photo credit: Akira

AKIRA, the Animal Charity based in Teulada-Moraira and Benissa, homed 280 dogs in 2020.

It might have been a year most of us would like to forget but 2020 changed their lives for forever, giving them the homes they deserved.  Another 95 dogs were returned to their owners.

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“It was an exceedingly difficult year all round for us,” said Akira president, Lin di Stefano.

“However, we have managed to keep everything going with support and hard work from the board, staff and volunteers.”


Events were cancelled and the shop closed during lockdown, but later Akira managed to continue with their Quiz Nights and Fashion Show clothes sale, raising €2,250.

The bookstall, Spanish Night, Bollywood and one-day popup shop for collectibles brought in another €917.


Akira was also able to raise €5,000 through a GoFundMe appeal to replace the Shelter’s fencing.

Greig Horan, who is also Akira’s vice-president, was named volunteer of the year.

“He is the most dedicated, hard-working person with a passion for the Shelter second to none,” Lin de Stefano said.

“He has four Akira dogs of his own, yet still took on Ruby when she was heavily pregnant and cared for her 10 puppies until they could be rehomed.”


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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