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Please adopt me!

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:28

Accion del Sol news

“OK, I know I’m no beauty, but I will make somebody a perfect pet. I just want food, love and some nice walks, and, in return, I will be your most loyal loving friend, until the day I die. Please come to the refuge, and adopt a dog. Please don’t buy one!”

With summer on its way, please remember to take extra care with your pets. Lots of shade, fresh, cool, clean water, and not walking your dogs on the hot pavements, during the heat of the day, are really important. And definitely please do not leave your dog unattended in a hot car!

We are open during our normal hours, throughout the summer. If you have any spare time, the dogs would love a walk and some cuddles, so please do come and make a dog’s day.

Assistance required

We are always looking for people to walk the dogs in the refuge during opening hours.

Please do call the refuge on 6643 21219 or 602463242, between 8am-5pm, if you can help in any way. We always need tinned dog-food for our older animals, plus blankets, towels, sheets, dog toys, collars and leads. You can call into the Accion refuge on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, from 2-5pm, and Saturdays between 1-4pm.

Find us here

Accion del Sol is situated directly under the Ecological Park (exit 52) on the north-bound TF-1. Head for the giant windmills, and you’ll find us in the buildings on the right-hand side. E-mail the refuge at teneriffa@aktiontier.org or, for further details, visit our Facebook page: action tier Accion del Sol

 

 

 

 

Such a pretty girl!

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:28

Cats Welfare news

UMA is almost nine weeks old and is looking for a loving home. She has been deflead and wormed, and had her first injection. She is very loving and playful.

We have several other gorgeous kittens for adoption, and one way of getting to see some of them is to pop along to Koala Sur, next to the Farmers’ Market in Las Chafiras. A fabulous area has been set aside for them to frolic to their hearts’ content, with fantastic play equipment, and even two very comfortable armchairs!

It is a perfect environment for the public to interact with them, to help them decide as to whether they feel adoption to be a good idea. Give them a ring on 922 712 425, to see what little kitties are in residence!

Please send us a private Facebook message, or ring/WhatsApp Sandra (English, Spanish and German) on 6712 82773 after 6pm, Sharon (English) on 6625 24006 or Linda (English) on 7110 04155, if you would like to enquire about any of the cats and kittens which are available for adoption. We ask for a minimum donation of €20 per kitten, to cover costs.

*All kittens go for a week’s trial, in your home *

Please vaccinate!

We would like to encourage everyone to vaccinate their cats and dogs. Kittens and puppies are particularly vulnerable to disease, and there are many viruses doing the rounds, at this time of year. They can be vaccinated from only two months old.

Clothes required

We are appealing, please, for ladies’ dresses. Please have a look around at home, and drop them into the shop on San Blas.

We need you

Fostering kittens is very rewarding, watching them growing and playing, feeding them and realising how dependent they are on you. It’s perfect for people who don’t want a full-time cat of their own.

We are looking for foster carers, to look after bottle-feeders and weaners, as well as big kittens. You would need to be able to drive, and have somewhere safe for them. All food and litter, bedding, litter trays etc. will be supplied, and any vet bills will be paid by us.

Please help us to help the kittens in need. Cats Welfare arrange the adoptions, once the kittens are ready. Please send us a Facebook private message, if you are interested.

Our shop

We always need cat food, litter, sheets, towels, bedding etc. for the cats and kittens in our care, and also good quality/condition items for sale in the shop on San Blas, Golf del Sur (behind Hiperdino). It is open seven days a week, 10am-6pm.

We stock good-quality clothes of all sizes, at sensible, low prices. Pop along and take a look. Our customers come from all over the island, and we see many holidaymakers return, time and again, eager to snap up a bargain.

If you don’t have transport, or have large, bulky items such as furniture and household effects to donate, please ring Mark on 6365 90557, and he will arrange collection from you.

 

 

 

Give Kaiser a chance!

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:27

K9 animal news

WHO is this handsome boy? Another one of our dogs at K9! His name is Kaiser. For those of you who follow K9 on Facebook, you will be aware of dogs that are left tied up outside the kennels.

Unfortunately, this does occur, from time to time, and, a few months ago, this is what happened with Kaiser. The manager pulled up outside to open one morning, and there he was. Once he was inside, we checked for a chip, as we do with all dogs that are found and brought to us, and Kaiser had one!

We felt relief. Maybe Kaiser had been found by someone, and they left him at K9. Maybe his owner is actually looking for him. We checked the chip with our vet and got a contact number, but, sadly, this number just rang out.

We tried several times to contact the owner, but we had no luck. To this day, his owner still has not returned our calls or come to claim him, which makes us believe he was left outside by his owner.

Kaiser was not in good condition when he came to the kennels, but he was a friendly, loving dog, who very quickly became a favourite among our dog walkers. For a little while, he was on his own in the kennel, but we were then able to introduce him to one of our female dogs named Pinky, who he now currently shares with.

Pinky was found and brought to us around the same time as Kaiser. They do get on well with each other. Kaiser is an absolute pleasure to walk and be around. He can be a bit tense in the kennels, which is normal for all our dogs, but, once he is outside and with our dog walkers, it is very easy to fall in love with him.

When our volunteers come back from a walk with him, they always say how great he is, how friendly he is and what a good boy he is. All of which are very true.

He is a medium-sized, mixed-breed dog, and is about four and a half years old. If you would like to meet Kaiser, please call up to us any day between 9.30am-1.30pm. He is OK with most dogs, but can have some attitude with some male dogs, so please keep that in mind.

If you or anyone you know could give Kaiser a second chance in a loving, forever home, please call us! He is waiting to meet you! We are on Calle Chimbesque, between Las Chafiras and Las Zocas. We look forward to seeing you! Get in touch by telephoning us on 667 638 468, or emailing info@k9tenerife.com

Online shop

We now have an online shop: www.k9tenerife.eu/welcome-to-our-k9-shop. Deliveries only to the UK, so please spread the word among your family and friends in the UK! Thank you very much!

 

 

 

 

Sweetie Sito

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:27

Live Arico news

TINY Sito is only a year old, and he weighs in at around five kgs. He was found in Los Cristianos harbour, and is very sweet. He has lots of energy, and is in love with the world and everything in it, including adults, children and dogs.

He is a great companion, and is with a foster family. We were determined that his zest and love of life would not be diminished by life in the shelter, where he may have felt intimidated, being so small. Please call Marc on 652 297 853, if you would like to meet him. Just look at that face!

Dog-walking club

Join the Live Arico dog-walking club on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. Our dogs absolutely love it, and you can keep fit and find a furry friend at the same time. If you have any questions, send a Whatsapp to Mark on 6522 97853, for further details.

Live Arico shops

Come and bag a bargain at our shops. Donations are always very much appreciated.

San Eugenio – opposite Hotel La Nina, at Las Carabelas, near Amanda’s Bar. Open weekdays 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm and now Sundays 11am-3pm.

Los Cristianos – Calle Revron, near Thistle and Dragon Bar and play-park. Open Monday-Friday (10am-4pm), Saturday 10am-2pm. During the summer months, we will not be opening on Sundays.

Join us on Facebook – Live Arico P.A.W.S Tenerife

twitter.com/live_arico

www.livearico.com

 

Driver drowned in flooded river

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:26

THE lifeless body of a driver was found, after being washed from his car when it was caught up in floods, after a river burst its banks in the Spanish region of Navarra.

Tafalla, a town with more than 10,000 inhabitants, was completely cut off when the Cidacos river overflowed.

Fire-fighters found the body near Moriones, in the municipality of Ezprogui (Navarra), after intense rains caused flooding in several towns in the region.

A major storm raged from early Monday afternoon, and,

as the river flooded, Mercadona supermarket workers in Tafalla had to take refuge on the roof. They were then rescued by helicopter.

According to the Navarra Government, at 5.40pm on Monday, the river was a height of just 0.11 metres. By 10.30pm, it had reached 3.71 metres. The force of the flood-waters swept cars away… and anything else that got in their way.

Nearby municipalities also had to evacuate residents because of the rising waters, and some public buildings were open to shelter evacuated people, and those unable to return to their homes.

 

Heroic Spanish officer rescues a US comrade

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:25

A SPANISH policeman, holidaying in New York, was hailed a “hero” after saving a US female officer from a violent assault.

Ruben Castillo, a National Police agent in Valencia, was walking with his girlfriend in Times Square when a man in his thirties “head-butted” the officer, and reached for her pistol.

With the US officer “dazed” from the assault, Castillo leapt upon the attacker and handcuffed him.

“We were rolling around on the ground for a while, until I managed to restrain him completely, and explained to the attacked agent that I was a Spanish policeman,” Castillo told Las Provincias regional newspaper.

The Spanish officer detained the man until more US agents arrived. Meanwhile, thousands of people began to applaud Castillo’s heroic intervention.

But the off-duty policeman said he would prefer people to “help”, rather than applaud, in future.

 

New Liverpool flights to Tenerife this winter

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:24

WINTER flights to Tenerife will operate, twice weekly, from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport (LJLA) as part of its 2019-20 season.

The service begins on 30th October and will be easyJet’s fifth new route from the city in the last 12 months.

It will also be the first time the budget airline has operated flights to Tenerife from Liverpool, complementing their existing Canary Island portfolio of flights to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Paul Winfield, LJLA’s Director of Aviation Development, said: “We are delighted to secure this latest new route to Tenerife.

“Holiday-makers from across the North West and North Wales will be able to benefit from this new winter sun service.”

One-way flights are on sale now, from £49.99 per person.

 

Scotland company wins €3.6m hydrogen project

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:23

The Scottish clean-energy solutions provider has been chosen as the hydrogen technology partner for the €3.6m, EU-funded, renewable-fuels scheme.

The SEAFUEL project, co-financed by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme, through the European Regional Development Fund, intends to pave the way for renewable-energy policies to promote clean and sustainable transport systems.

Logan Energy, which specialises in delivering hydrogen technologies, has been given the job of designing and building a hydrogen generation and refuelling station for the project.

The refuelling station will see renewable resources, specifically solar power, being used to convert seawater into hydrogen.

The station’s construction is underway at Logan Energy’s Technology Centre, in the East Lothian village of Wallyford and will be deployed to Tenerife at the end of the year.

Bill Ireland, Logan Energy CEO, said: “This project is unique in that it examines the conversion of seawater into hydrogen, with the specific purpose of being used as transport fuel.

“It’s important to remember that this project is hugely significant, not just for remote communities in Europe but around the world.

“The islands and their inhabitants rely on imported fossil fuels but can, in fact, become partially or wholly self-sufficient in terms of energy.”

He added: “The SEAFUEL project will go a long way to facilitating the transition to a low-carbon economy.”

 

Lifeguards in call for alcohol-free beaches, to save the swimmers

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:20

LIFEGUARDS on Spanish beaches want to see alcohol banned to keep bathers safe, after pointing out the dangers of drinking and then going swimming.

Just as motorists are now conscious of the extreme risk of driving after consumed alcohol, the Spanish Life-Saving Federation (RFESS) says that same awareness should be created among sunseekers.

Although children are most vulnerable to drowning in pools and the sea, statistically, most victims are adults, says the RFESS. Exactly one-third of those who drown are pensioners, according to Safety and Prevention Commission Co-ordinator Jéssica Pino.

“Age-related physical problems, such as reduction in mobility, heart conditions and the greater risk of heart attacks that come with age are among the main risks,” she stressed.

“The middle-aged and the elderly are not conscious that their abilities, response times and mobility are gradually reducing. Add to this the lack of first-aid knowledge in Spain, and the risk is higher.”

CPR, mouth-to-mouth and other basic first aid skills are not taught in Spanish schools, habitually, and the RFESS wants to see this changed.

“We’re always putting all our efforts into preventing accidents in the water involving children, but pensioners also need our help,” said Jéssica. “Accidents involving the middle-aged and elderly are completely preventable.”

But she revealed that the main cause of drowning in the 30-45 age group was alcohol. “Chiringuitos, which are temporary beach kiosks, set up for summer, are normally very close by when someone gets into trouble in the sea,” she said. “We need to start setting up non-alcohol beaches.

“Alcohol on the beach also has another side-effect because children are, effectively, left unattended when their parents drink, which increases their own risk of drowning.”

And the Safety Co-ordinator believes that no one should go bathing alone. “Many accidents in the sea could have been prevented, had people been accompanied,” she stressed.

Her accident prevention advice for sunbathers includes watching out for rip-tides, being careful with Lilos and

body-boards, not jumping off rocks or cliffs unless you know exactly what is on the sea bed, and always obeying lifeguards’ instructions and warning flags.

A green flag means bathing is safe; a yellow one indicates that precaution is necessary, and strong swimmers only should go beyond the very shallowest waters. The red flag means that entering the sea is banned, often on pain of a fine, up to €1,500.

Lifeguards are not obliged to enter the sea if someone gets into trouble after ignoring a red flag. But, in practice, human instinct takes over and they usually do, which means they are endangering their own lives.

If hazardous waves and the threat of hefty fines are not enough to deter people from bathing when a red flag is flying, they should be aware that these are also hoisted when there are large quantities of jellyfish, or even raw sewage, in the water.

The Red Cross has begun an awareness campaign along all Spanish coasts this summer, to include free first-aid workshops that cover CPR, mouth-to-mouth, the recovery position, airway-breathing-circulation drills, and all other techniques that could save a life.

Also, advice on avoiding accidents will be given, and a rescue simulation carried out with instructions on what to do if people witness an emergency.

Life-saving courses, staged at swimming pools and on beaches, normally teach people how to rescue someone if they opt to jump in to assist. But that should be a last resort, because they should alert a lifeguard.

The photograph shows a simulated rescue demonstration, with a woman acting as volunteer on a beach in Cartagena, Murcia. It was taken by Cartagena Town Council, which organised the campaign.

 

Don’t keep shelling out for bad parking

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:19

DRIVERS in Spain, and here in Tenerife, are notorious for poor parking. But one do-gooder in Spain might just make them blush, at least.

The person has been leaving anonymous flyers on badly-parked cars, ridiculing wayward owners about their “childish” behaviour.

The flyer shows a picture of a colour-in tortoise, with the words: “Many three-year-old children also struggle to keep within the lines. But if you practise colouring in this tortoise, it just might help you park better.”

The flyer was spotted by Oliver Byrne, marketing manager at Caroutlet.es, on the Costa Blanca, who said: “A friend sent it to me because he had parked badly. it wasn’t me… I promise!”

 

A 64-YEAR-OLD taxi-driver, from

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:12

A 64-YEAR-OLD taxi-driver, from Granadilla de Abona , was murdered on Wednesday morning in the early hours, having arrived home after his night shift.

The tragic incident occurred at the communal garage of his San Isidro home, in Edificio San Miguel, Calle Los Gonzalez, to where he and his long-time partner had moved, recently.

The victim, known as Gabino, was found battered to death inside the garage, and sources reveal that he was discovered with numerous injuries, caused by a beating, along with several burns across his body.

Guardia Civil officers also believe that he was tortured, severely, before being killed.

Gabino, acknowledged to be a hard-working taxi driver, had been on the night shift in the days leading up to his death. That meant he finished work at around 3-4am.

He would then park up the taxi and climb into his 30-year-old classic, white-seat, Ford Transit, to make his way home.

On the night of his murder, it was thought that he drove into his garage to park his Transit, as usual, when his attackers jumped on him, beating and burning him to death.

His body was discovered at 6.30am by other neighbours living in the apartment block, but the motive was unknown as we went to press.

Yet the violence used to murder the unsuspecting taxi driver was unquestionable. Granadilla’s Local Police were informed, immediately, and several officers were dispatched to Calle Los Gonzalez, upon arrival.

The area was cordoned off, promptly, to prevent the evidence being tampered with, while Guardia Civil officers from Granadilla and Las Americas were informed, as well as the UOPJ specialised unit, who have joined forces to take charge of the investigation.

Forensic teams were also at the scene, collecting the relevant evidence and taking detailed photographs until late on Wednesday evening.

And, for now, the courts have decreed secrecy during the investigation proceedings.

Gabino, who had been married previously, had one daughter with his former wife, from whom he had been divorced for many years.

The daughter and her partner arrived at the scene, where she was described as being extremely distraught as she hugged friends and relatives.

She was allowed to go to the garage entrance, where she received what information was known about the crime.

The woman left the scene with her partner, shortly afterwards.

 

 

Pound hits six-month low against euro and US dollar

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:10

As the Conservative leadership contest narrowed down to the final two candidates, the mood towards the pound deteriorated, with the odds of a no-deal Brexit appearing to increase.

Meanwhile, the increasingly-dovish outlook of the Federal Reserve, coupled with underwhelming US data, left USD exchange rates on the back foot.

An uptick in the Eurozone, consumer-price index was not enough to shore up the euro, with markets pricing in higher odds of the European Central Bank (ECB) cutting interest rates, before the end of the year.

With both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt refusing to rule out the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, GBP exchange rates have come under pressure.  As Johnson has also threatened to prorogue Parliament, in order to push through a no-deal Brexit, investors are taking an increasingly-cautious view of the UK outlook.

June’s UK manufacturing PMI put additional pressure on the pound, this week, as the index disappointed forecasts to fall from 49.4 to 48. This weaker showing highlights the negative impact Brexit-based uncertainty is having on the UK economy, raising concerns over the health of the second-quarter, gross-domestic product.

Demand for the US dollar generally weakened in the wake of the Fed’s June policy meeting, which saw a marked shift in tone on the subject of interest rates. Hopes of a breakthrough in trade relations with China helped to rally USD exchange rates in the wake of the G20 summit, however, as the two sides agreed to restart formal talks.

Although inflation within Germany and the Eurozone, as a whole, showed signs of picking up, this was not enough to boost the euro against its rivals.  As the latest set of Eurozone manufacturing PMIs remained in contraction territory, worries over the underlying strength of the economy helped to keep the single currency on a weaker footing.

The appeal of the pound could diminish further if June’s UK services PMI also proves disappointing in nature. As the service sector still accounts for more than three quarters of the country’s economic activity, any contraction here could weigh heavily on GBP exchange rates.

If the UK appears on track for a stagnant, second-quarter, gross-domestic product, the pound may struggle to find support against the euro or US dollar.  Mounting anticipation, ahead of the election of the new Conservative leader, could also put GBP exchange rates under pressure.

Meanwhile, any signs of improvement in the latest, US, non-farm payrolls report may encourage the US dollar to recover further ground. While even an upside surprise in employment is unlikely to alter the odds of a Fed interest-rate cut, this could still offer USD exchange rates a temporary boost.

Deterioration in May’s German trade data could see the euro fall further out of favour, on the other hand, as global tensions continue to weigh on trade. Another weak month of exports would raise the risk of the Eurozone’s powerhouse economy, seeing a greater loss of momentum in the second quarter, exposing the euro to fresh selling pressure.

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Lawsuits against Inland Revenue won’t carry a fee

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:10

By Mariano Zunino

THE Supreme Court has recently nullified the legal costs in tax proceedings, which means that any lawsuits with the Inland Revenue Office will be free from now on.

This has been established by the Supreme Court in a judgement, which accepts the Spanish Association of Tax Advisors (Aedaf) reasoning and nullifies Article 51.2 of Royal Decree 1073/2017, approved in December 2017.

The ruling contains harsh assertions of the Tax Office and the legislator, for not respecting the principle of legal security.

System of the 2017 regulation

According to the Royal Decree article, when a citizen sues the Inland Revenue Office, within an Economic-Administrative proceeding, and his reasons are not accepted, he must pay the legal costs, to be calculated at 2% of the sum claimed, with a minimum of €150-500 euros, depending on the cases.

This is, of course, a hidden, dissuasive measure because the taxpayer would think more than twice before starting a proceeding that could end up with a dismissive resolution, and legal costs to be charged apart.

Needless to say, if the Tax Office is defeated, no costs are to be paid, always in relation to the Economic-Administrative proceeding.

The Supreme Court does not dispute the inadmissibility of the costs themselves, which, anyway, could be the subject of constitutionality. However, it concludes that the model of legal costs of the said Royal Decree is null because it supposes a generic system, “disconnected from the procedure”, which, instead of a procedural cost, becomes “rate” or “sanction”.

The General Tax Law establishes that the economic-administrative procedure will be free, but it may be regulated if there are costs for the cases, which the economic-administrative court deems appropriate.

Legal costs in a tax proceeding?

The costs of the procedure are neither taxes, sanctioning measures, nor patrimonial benefits, says the Supreme Court. It adds that when quantifying the amount in a general and abstract way, the legal costs lose their true nature.

That’s because they can no longer be considered costs of the procedure, but identified as a rate, or a sanctioning measure.

Supreme Court warns of uncertainty

What draws our attention is that the Supreme Court warns about a “deep, legal uncertainty” in tax matters. The Highest Court says: “Immediate certainty” in the development of the norms “is a legal requirement, directly connected with the principle of legal security, and whose breach must result in the legal consequences, which the order reserves for constitutional violations.”

 

Mariano E. Zunino Siri, is a lawyer registered at the Tenerife Bar Association since 1991. Email: abogado@abogadosmadridtenerife.com ; marianozuninosiri@gmail.com ; Web: www.abogadosmadridtenerife.com

 

 

They all want homes!

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:07

Accion del Sol news

WE have more than 200 dogs in our care who are desperately seeking loving, new homes.

Remarkably, 80 of these dogs are Canarian Podencos, whose hunting days are over. They were just abandoned, or had serious injuries and were left to die.

We also have more than 60 dogs who are classed as dangerous, predominantly pit bulls and Staffies. When will people be aware of the crisis that is around us, and realise that sterilisation is so important, to prevent this horrendous situation.

It is almost impossible to rehome these dogs, with only one or two finding a home, occasionally. The rules are very strict here now, and you need dangerous-dog licences and insurance, to be able to adopt them. But it is relatively easy to do, and we can help and advise you on how to comply with the legislation.

Their lives are spent in kennels with small runs. They have the best care possible, but don’t have love, and the freedom to run and play. Please can we all help to ensure that we don’t let our pets breed? Also, please adopt and don’t buy!

We are open throughout the summer, during our normal hours. If you have any spare time, the dogs would love a walk and some cuddles. Please do come and make a dog’s day!

Assistance required

We are always looking for people to walk the dogs in the refuge during opening hours.

Please do call the refuge on 6643 21219 or 602463242, between 8am-5pm, if you can help in any way. We always need tinned dog-food for our older animals, plus blankets, towels, sheets, dog toys, collars and leads. You can call into the Accion refuge on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, from 2-5pm, and Saturdays between 1-4pm.

Find us here

Accion del Sol is situated directly under the Ecological Park (exit 52) on the north-bound TF-1. Head for the giant windmills, and you’ll find us in the buildings on the right-hand side. E-mail the refuge at teneriffa@aktiontier.org or, for further details, visit our Facebook page: action tier Accion del Sol

 

 

 

 

 

They’re a bit of all white!

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:06

Cats Welfare news

THIS adorable little boy, and his sister, are looking for a loving home. They have been wormed and deflead, and had their first injections. They are eight weeks old.

They need to be indoor cats as the sun in Tenerife is not kind to white cats. If you would like to meet them, they are at Don Perro vets in Las Chafiras (922 735 824).
We have several other gorgeous kittens for adoption, and one way of getting to see some of them is to pop along to Koala Sur, next to the Farmers’ Market in Las Chafiras. A fabulous area has been set aside for them to frolic to their hearts’ content, with fantastic play equipment, and even two very comfortable armchairs!

It is a perfect environment for the public to interact with them, to help them decide as to whether they feel adoption to be a good idea. Give them a ring on 922 712 425, to see what little kitties are in residence!

Please send us a private Facebook message, or ring/WhatsApp Sandra (English, Spanish and German) on 6712 82773 after 6pm, or Sharon (English) on 6625 24006, if you would like to enquire about any of the cats and kittens which are available for adoption. We ask for a minimum donation of €20 per kitten, to cover costs.

*All kittens go for a week’s trial, in your home *

Please vaccinate!

We would like to encourage everyone to vaccinate their cats and dogs. Kittens and puppies are particularly vulnerable to disease, and there are many viruses doing the rounds, at this time of year. They can be vaccinated from only two months old.

Clothes required

We are appealing, please, for ladies’ dresses and tops. Please have a look around at home, and drop them into the shop on San Blas.

We need you!

Fostering kittens is very rewarding, watching them growing and playing, feeding them and realising how dependent they are on you. It’s perfect for people who don’t want a full-time cat of their own.

We are looking for foster carers, to look after bottle-feeders and weaners, as well as big kittens. You would need to be able to drive, and have somewhere safe for them. All food and litter, bedding, litter trays etc. will be supplied, and any vet bills will be paid by us.

Please help us to help the kittens in need. Cats Welfare arrange the adoptions, once the kittens are ready. Please send us a Facebook private message, if you are interested.

Our shop

We always need cat food, litter, sheets, towels, bedding etc. for the cats and kittens in our care, and also good quality/condition items for sale in the shop on San Blas, Golf del Sur (behind Hiperdino). It is open seven days a week, 10am-6pm.

We stock good-quality clothes of all sizes, at sensible, low prices. Pop along and take a look. Our customers come from all over the island, and we see many holidaymakers return, time and again, eager to snap up a bargain.

If you don’t have transport, or have large, bulky items such as furniture and household effects to donate, please ring Mark on 6365 90557, and he will arrange collection from you.

 

 

 

 

 

An urgent appeal!

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:05

K9 animal news

FOR those of you who read our weekly article, you will have noticed we usually write about our dogs. But, today, it is time to get to know one of our cats.

Back in March, Babe was surrendered to K9 by her owner because she had to move to a new apartment, and wasn’t allowed to have animals. We are urgently looking for a forever home for this young cat. She is a year old, and having trouble settling in at K9.

She is very friendly and FELV-FIV negative, but she is extremely stressed in our cattery. She has not settled with our other cats, one of which has been making her life very uncomfortable.

Babe’s unhappiness is having a knock-on effect with our other cats, who are also becoming very stressed. A lot of stressed cats is not a good situation, so we really need to find her a new, loving home. Ideally,  she would be a lot happier if she were the only cat.

We have a lot of cats and kittens in our cattery, and the numbers seem to growing each week. This can make it even more difficult for our volunteers to make sure all our cats and kittens are OK and comfortable.

Can you give Babe a home, or do you know anybody who might be able to help her? This is an URGENT appeal! Around this time of year, we always have a lot of kittens who have been abandoned, or found on the street, and are brought up to our cattery. The kittens can range in age, but are generally very small when they arrive. They also need a lot of kitten cuddles and attention, so, if you have spare time in the mornings, please do come up and cuddle them. They will put a smile on your face!

We are on Calle Chimbesque, between Las Chafiras and Las Zocas. We look forward to seeing you! Get in touch by telephoning us on 667 638 468, or emailing info@k9tenerife.com

Online shop

We now have an online shop: www.k9tenerife.eu/welcome-to-our-k9-shop. Deliveries only to the UK, so please spread the word among your family and friends in the UK! Thank you very much!

 

 

 

Kapitain needs a friend!

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:05

Live Arico news

THIS is Kapitain. Sadly, his owner has had to go into hospital, and will not be returning home.

So two-year-old Kapitain is now looking for a new, forever home. He is very good with people and other dogs. He must be confused with the big changes in his life, and we are hoping to find him a family who he can, again, call his own. Please contact Mark on 6522 97853, if you would like to meet him.

Dog-walking club

Join the Live Arico dog-walking club on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. Our dogs absolutely love it, and you can keep fit and find a furry friend at the same time. If you have any questions, send a Whatsapp to Mark on 6522 97853, for further details.

Live Arico shops

Come and bag a bargain at our shops. Donations are always very much appreciated.

San Eugenio – opposite Hotel La Nina, at Las Carabelas, near Amanda’s Bar. Open weekdays 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm and now Sundays 11am-3pm.

Los Cristianos – Calle Revron, near Thistle and Dragon Bar and play-park. Open Monday-Friday (10am-4pm), Saturday 10am-2pm. During the summer months, we will not be opening on Sundays.

Join us on Facebook – Live Arico P.A.W.S Tenerife

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www.livearico.com

 

Police save woman’s life

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:03

THE National Police were last Monday able to save a Santa Cruz woman, who appeared to be seriously wounded.

They were sent to the Barrio de Valleseco area, and, on closer inspection, saw that her injuries related to self-harming wounds.

The officers immediately began to perform first-aid on the woman, until further help arrived in the form of ambulances and their medics.

Once there, they promptly used a special technique, covering up the cuts which were just above the woman’s wrists. They also stabilised her before transferring her to hospital for further treatment, as well as a mental evaluation.

The medical team said the woman’s life had been saved because of the quick-thinking officers.

Plane’s false bomb scare

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:01

AN aeroplane crew, preparing to take off from Fuerteventura Airport, were forced to evacuate everyone on board, after receiving a bomb threat on Tuesday afternoon.

The flight, to Santiago de Compostela, was aborted because of the scare, which turned out to be false.

Both passengers and flight crew evacuated the Vueling airplane on the runway, but the situation was soon resolved, and the airport returned to normal.

 

 

Irish smuggler held, with ton of cocaine!

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:00

POLICE in Spain have arrested an Irish gang-leader fugitive, believed to have been working with Colombian cartels to smuggle cocaine into Britain.

The 49-year-old was held at his Costa del Sol home, along with a ton of cocaine, three hand-guns and €100,000 in cash.

He has been sought by police in Ireland for more than 20 years, following a high-profile cannabis bust there, according to the Irish Sun newspaper.

“This guy is considered a major criminal in the south, but he hasn’t been seen in the country for years,” a source told the newspaper.

“It was known that he had fled to England and was involved with other drug barons there, but he was importing drugs, primarily for the UK market, and was not of interest to the Irish Gardai (Police).

“However, if he ever returns here, he will be arrested and questioned over the 1998 seizure.”

Spanish police’s elite GRECO unit carried out the arrest, which came 10 days after the fugitive escaped a similar raid, following a suspected tip-off.

The Irishman was considered to head a gang, working with Colombians to import cocaine via Spain, after the National Police tracked key cartel figures.

The operation has already unearthed  a total of 16 suspects, held in Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga, as well as in London, Windsor and Dorset.

Spanish police have so far not commented on the arrest, though it is understood that they consider the operation closed.