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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