Top dogs at the Finca Villamartín
By Alex Watkins THE ANNUAL Fun Dog Show at Finca Villamartín animal sanctuary was on Saturday, October 27.
The event was organised by the non-profit association Happy Animales Orihuela, which was founded by Mona Nowak to manage the sanctuary. It raised €400 towards the expenses of looking after the circa-50 animals that live there.
“It was nice to see old and new faces,” said volunteer Sol Mulder.
“All the dogs who entered the Fun Dog Show were lovely; the jury, Claudia, Monique and I had to make decisions... but in the end every dog went home with a trophy and treats. The overall winner was Jack, a beautiful black Labrador.
“We would like to thank San Miguel Bowls Club, Cheers barrestaurant, Rocky’s Arena, Rituals, Yves Rocher, Yvonne, Ron, Monique and Ronald for their sponsorship and donations. “And a big thank you to Angela Richards and Carla Zitchenbacher, who came to help us with the raffle, and to all the supporters who found the way to the Finca.”
Finca Villamartín currently houses four ponies, seven horses, eight goats, 13 geese, Daisy and Donald the ducks, five pigs, two ferrets, two dogs and about 20 cats.
Volunteers for the open days, help with repairs, food sponsors, long term sponsors, cake makers and raffle prizes are all very welcome.
There are more coming up:
November 15 at 18.30 - Bar Restaurant Wolfies, Blue Lagoon, Ukes Abroad (ukulele band) and raffle. Reservations 96 684 56 39.
November 24 from 13.0017.00 - Open Day at Finca Villamartin
December 7 at 12.30 Fashion show at Cheers barrestaurant, Eagles Nest
December 15 at 13.00 Christmas Party at Finca Villamartín
“Please come along to one of events the events, have a nice time and help to raise money for the animals,” said Sol.
For more information you can become a member of their Facebook page, Finca Villamartin-Happy Animales Spanien, or call/WhatsApp Mona on 616 792 355 or Sol on 678 224 728
The pictures, by Mona Nowak, show all the dogs with their owners and Jack the overall winner.