URGENT! Our shelter is in crisis. The increase in dogs and cats has skyrocketed expenses. Public aid only covers 11% of the annual costs, and private donations are not enough. Our facilities are collapsing, and the animals are stressed. We owe over 10,000 euros to veterinarians, and the bills keep increasing. In May alone, we received 37 dogs. PLEASE, HELP US (donate, become a member, volunteer, or foster)

HIRA
8 year(s) & 1 month(s) old . 50 CM
affectionate + energetic + intelligent
SHEPHERD CROSSBREED

Joined the shelter : 01-09-2016
Life in a city/apartment : OK
Walk on leash :OK
Travel by car : OK
Contact with children : NOT TOO YOUNG*
Contact with cats : NO
Contact with other dogs : OK
Need for daily exercise : AVERAGE
Trauma : NO
Health : DORMANT LEISHMANIASIS
Sterilized : YES
Special needs :
PATIENCE

History : When Hira was about 7 months old, she was found in an old trash can with her brother Fredy. They were alone and without their mother. Fortunately, the nearby animal shelter was called immediately and the two pups were taken care of. Hira and Freddy were immediately taken to the vet. They tested positive for leishmaniasis. However, with such a low titer that we assume they got the antibodies from their mother. They receive a Leishguard syrup treatment four times a year. This allowed the titer to be lowered to such an extent that the test is now negative. The blood test should be repeated annually to ensure that it remains the case and that the titer does not rise again. We will be happy to advise you in detail on this matter.

Description : Hira is one of those dogs that touch your heart, especially when after getting to know her and seeing how sweet she is, you find out that we found her at 7 months old and that she has been in the shelter ever since, spending 7 years without anyone wanting to adopt her.

As you can see in the video, she loves to be petted and is eager to give you grateful kisses! She adores people and craves human contact. She primarily seeks touch, affection, and strives to establish a connection with you, so we are completely sure that she will be a faithful companion for any family that opens their heart to her.

Apart from humans, Hira relies heavily on her brother, as he’s the one she has spent her whole life with. She feels more secure with him. This leads us to think that it would be ideal for her to have a confident dog in her new home, although it’s not essential. At the shelter, she’s exposed to many stressful moments, so she may seem agitated in some situations, but as you can see in the videos, she warmly welcomes new visitors.

As we mentioned, Hira and her brother Fredy were found in the old paper factory in Alcañiz at only 7 months old, alone and without their mother, so they were likely abandoned there. When we rescued them, they tested positive for leishmaniasis, but now it’s completely inactive. Both of them take leishguard every four months, and for years, their leishmaniasis has been inactive, meaning it tests negative in blood tests. Whoever adopts one of these beauties will need to ensure that they continue taking the medication and have their blood tested once a year to check that the leishmaniasis remains inactive.

Hira is an active dog and would love to find a family that enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking or swimming in a lake. After so many years in a kennel, we would love for someone to show Hira all the beauty that the world has to offer.

For the lovely Hira, we would like to find people who, in addition to being active, have some experience with dogs, because after 7 long years in the shelter, she will need a little help adapting to living with humans and feeling secure in this environment. Hira is very intelligent, open, and willing to learn, so we believe she won’t have any trouble adapting to her new life; she just needs understanding, trust, positive guidance, calmness, and security. If you’re looking to help a dog that truly needs and deserves it, that’s our Hira!

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All animals available for adoption have a microchip and passport. They have been tested for common diseases (Leishmania for dogs, FeLV and FIP for cats). Adult animals are fully vaccinated and castrated.

* Until complete adaptation, adult supervision with small children is essential.

** This means we have tested the dog with cats in the shelter and has shown no reactive behaviour, but this does not guarantee 100% compatibility with cats. Therefore, we always advise that cats and dogs are together only under surveillance.