Category: Paws Patas

August 16, 2017
Abandoned Puppies with Parvo Virus

Recently, 7 puppies were abandoned at the shelter gate. They turned out to have the highly contagious and potentially lethal Canine Parvo Virus (CPV). Sadly, of the 7 puppies have already died, despite treatment. Others are ill as well, and it is not certain whether they will pull through. Everyone at the shelter has been […]

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April 5, 2017
A volunteers experience

PAWS-PATAS Animal Shelter Review I spent a short 3 weeks at PAWS shelter in March 2017, and I can confidently say it was the best 3 weeks I’ve had in a long time. It is immediately clear how much the staff care for the dogs and their well-being, and this rubs off on everyone around […]

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April 1, 2017
Drivers needed

Paws urgently needs more drivers to pick up and drop off volunteers from abroad at Almería airport and Vera bus station. If you would like to help or want more information, please send an email to Paws volunteer coordinator Antoinette van Beek at Thank you.

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March 27, 2017
Paco in Belgium

[:en]Paco is doing very well in his new home in Belgium. Despite nine years of shelter life, he has adjusted very quickly to a home life. His favorite spot is on his blanket in between the sofa and the heater. Who can blame him? He loves to go out for walks in the woods or […]

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February 7, 2017
Carla's Story

We have commented many times on the cruelty meted out to animals by owners who seem not to care.  This story shows, once again, how distressing these incidents can be – and how wonderful it is that there are some people who do care and don’t give up until they have solved a problem. Amparo, […]

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October 18, 2016
Overlooked Ways to Prevent Pets From Being Lost or Stolen

As parents of small children, we’ve all experienced the sheer terror of losing a child, even if it was just a brief moment of separation or they’ve left our sight for a minute or two. The same is true for lovers of animals, out of sight is definitely not out of mind when you’re a pet […]

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September 3, 2016
The Incognito Singers Concert

The hill was alive to the sound of music (The Incognito Singers charity concert for PAWS-Patas) Echoing the Austrian landscape, the mountain location of ‘Chateau Polansky’ was the magical setting for the latest Incognito Singers’ concert on Saturday, 3rd September (in aid of PAWS) under the expert supervision of Musical Director, David Murphy . The concert was […]

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August 20, 2016
"I Have Finally Found 'My People’."

PAWS welcomes a wide spectrum of volunteers who come to spend time helping out at the shelter and living on-site in one of the two caravans. They are mostly young, sometimes school-leavers or students; some have already graduated and are starting to build careers; a few are just having a break. But mostly PAWS is […]

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August 20, 2016
"I Have Never Learned so Much"

Tessa Booltink is a 20-year-old  animal management student at university in Holland learned a lot during her stay with PAWS-PATAS . She and two of her classmates, Teuntje van Marwijk and Nikki Berkel, chose PAWS as their destination for the 10-week internship abroad prescribed by their course. This is Tessa's account of their time in […]

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