Les Amis des Animaux
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Stories

Every animal has a story: at whatever chapter you join - we are here to support you.

We are their voice, sharing their stories

All of our amazing animals have a story to tell both before and after their adoption – whether it’s merely days long and speaks of rejection after birth by a vulnerable mum leading to utterly selfless love in foster care; or many long years spent in a refuge due to being misunderstood and mislabeled; life in a barn or attached to a short chain; or perhaps complex medical problems which just needed the right specialist help and attitude. 

And there are other kinds of stories to tell too, which we hope will help educate and inform you about the rich and rewarding journey of life with a rescue pet. 

Have a browse and enjoy!

Stories

Street Dog Quickly Finds the Joys of Having a Family

Living on the streets is a touch life for any dog. This timid young dog had obviously been in a few scrapes and was very malnourished when he arrived at the SPA refuge in Tarbes. Les Amis des Animaux were alerted and a foster home was found. This is his journey to his new family. Share

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Cat shot in the face

Kilo the cat has used up several of his 9 lives at a mere 2 years old! He was found badly injured, with a face full of shotgun pellets and a broken jaw. Why he was shot, and by whom, will never be known. Under Les Amis care he was sent to a specialist vet for assessment and treatment, which involved an operation to repair his jaw and fix it firmly in place while it heals. A feeding tube was inserted and a quiet foster home was found for Kilo to recover from his dreadful injuries. Upper and lower jaw

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Long-term shelter dogs can THRIVE!

Animal shelters do amazing work in rescuing dogs who have been abandoned or are unwanted. However, shelters that do not practice euthanasia often have another problem on their hands – how to handle the challenges arising from dogs that have been in the refuge for months, sometimes years. It’s like a house that’s been on the market for a long time, the assumption is that something must be wrong with it. In almost all cases, and with an experienced eye for their potential, this is so far from the truth that it’s heartbreaking. If you have ever been to a

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