LIPS was formed in 2013 to provide support to the dog refuge in Los Infiernos. Our objectives were to provide volunteers to exercise and help care for the dogs, fundraise to pay for veterinary care and most importantly find loving forever homes for as many dogs as possible. We have a very important neutering programme helped by Cruz Azul.
Our key principle is that every dog deserves a loving home, so we ensure that all our potential adopters are home-checked to be certain that the home is right for the dog. We have rehomed over 1,000 dogs, mainly to the UK, but also to Sweden, Lithuania, Belgium and across Europe. All the dogs are transported by DEFRA-registered transporters and we are especially grateful to Costa Blanca Dog Homing, Paws on the Move and Viajando con Mimi for their support.
We have developed strong relationships with a number of UK rescues who help us provide support and follow-up. In spite of rigorous checks, not all adoptions go smoothly and we are very fortunate to have access to a highly experienced behaviourist who helps us free of charge when required.
We have no external funding, so we rely completely on donations from our supporters in Spain, UK, across Europe and our own fundraising efforts. Until the current crisis prevented such activities, our volunteers have climbed mountains, white water rafted and parachuted from aeroplanes to raise money for our dogs.
Our aims as we hopefully return to a more normal post COVID world are to continue supporting the refuge, providing care for the dogs in Los Infiernos and help as many dogs as possible to find happiness in forever homes.
Higor – Mastin – 45kg – DOB – 01-08-2019
Higor is big in size, but is a gentle sweet boy, loving and affectionate. He is very thin, having roamed the countryside with 2 other dogs. They were very hungry and thirsty and allowed themselves to be captured to receive help. They were under the sun through the very hot summer.
Caspar – Hound Type – DOB: approx 03-2018
The day Caspar arrived, he went in a corner under some foliage and hid, trying to make himself invisible. He was left for several hours and eventually was put into a cage with male and female dogs. Again he hid in the corner. He was very thin, come feeding time, he tried to eat all of the food, which was intended for four dogs. Over time he has gained weight and confidence and although less afraid, the best thing would be to have his own home and fully recover from his past experiences. He is good with cats.
For further details please contact the Perrera via Facebook Los Infiernos Perrera Supporters, or email email@example.com
Paypal donations can also be made to the email address.
“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” – Doris Day.
Dog walkers are always needed – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings 9am-1pm.