The vital role of fostering

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The vital role of fostering
DANIQUE: Currently fostered by a PAWS-PATAS volunteer Photo credit: PAWS-PATAS

CHRISSIE CREMORE from PAWS-PATAS recently described to Euro Weekly News readers the advantages – and joys – of adopting a rescue dog.

But adopting is a serious responsibility, pointed out Chrissie, who is on the committee of the Los Gallardos-based shelter and is also acting vice-president.

“It may be wise, if you have not had a cat or a dog before, to initially foster in order to understand what is required of your time and energy,” Chrissie said.

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“PAWS-PATAS relies heavily on the generosity of people who are prepared to offer a temporary home.  This could be for several weeks or months until a ‘furever’ home is found.”

Many of the PAWS-PATAS animals have suffered and are not used to the care and affection they deserve, Chrissie explained.

“Fostering helps them to adjust to one-to-one association, allowing them to build up their confidence and get used to a normal lifestyle.  It is a pleasurable and rewarding experience and the charity provides bedding, food, medication and practical support.”


For further details regarding fostering, volunteering or donating, visit the www.paws-patas.org website.


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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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