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    No Holiday Resort For Animals

    Whilst the island of Ibiza is a holiday paradise for everyone from
    International glitterati to San An stag weekenders, it is probably
    best known as the dance music capital of the world. Additionally,
    Ibiza is fast becoming reborn as a healing haven, but unfortunately
    the island is not always blissful for man’s best friend. Dogs, and
    cats, have a really tough time here, especially in the summer.

    Withholding from cataloguing the various animal diseases and sicknesses
    prevalent on the island, the animals’ main struggle is often simply
    summer season. Summertime is not as much fun for our furry friends as it
    is for the 2 legged terrestrials. Increased traffic, absentee owners,
    heat stroke, dehydration, saunas (aka being left in the car) and of
    course, summer romances (where they get dumped at the end of the summer)
    all threaten their wellbeing. Additionally many animals run wild:
    indigenous dogs (you can often see Podencos – like the ones honoured in
    bronze at the Pacha roundabout) and feral cats – whose numbers are
    beyond calculation.

    But this tail is not a hopeless one (typo intended). There are several
    organisations and people who want to help our furry Ibicenco friends (I
    refer to the 4 legged variety): and you can help too – irrespective of
    your age, race, nationality, sex, sexual or musical preference and
    especially your residential or holiday status. Here’s how: Sa Coma is
    the island ‘dog’s home’ and they would love help to walk the dogs that
    reside there (cats reside there too, but the cats don’t require
    walking). Better still if you can give one a forever home. Mondays,
    Wednesday and Fridays 0900-1100 are the dog walking times, and Thursday
    afternoons 1800-1930. So if you fancy bonding with a hairy homeless one
    this is your opportunity. Sa Coma is on the San Antonio
    carreterra/motorway opposite Hipercentro. More info on their
    website (site in Spanish
    but English spoken) and their
    facebook page.

    Care4Cats does what it says on the tin, well title. Care4Cats has
    neutered more than 10,000 cats in Ibiza since 2000. By doing this, it
    stops more feral and homeless and unwanted cats being born and therefore
    creating more feral and homeless and unwanted cats being born (yes,
    unless they are neutered it is a never ending cycle). For more
    information check the website.

    Eivissa Animal Centre is a new charity that had its first fundraiser in
    April. Born out of Care4Cats presence on the island and need for a
    centre, the Eivissa Animal Centre is a revolutionary new veterinary
    clinic and animal centre focusing on all aspects of animal care, control
    and education and it plans to raise enough money to fund an permanent
    animal centre here in Ibiza. For more information check the

    And if you happen upon a lost dog (or any pet) in Ibiza you can help
    them find their owner by posting on Lost
    Dog/Perro Perdido – in today’s age of modern technology it could not be
    easier – post photo and detail.

    Wishing you a great July … and let’s hope we can share and improve
    Essential Health and Happiness with our Ibiza animal friends.
    Emma PranaSol