K9 Is a Spanish Registered Charity run by volunteers in the South of Tenerife. The purpose of the organisation is to protect, animals from cruelty, starvation and neglect, and to neuter and spay where possible to avoid over population. At the moment there is no official government funding and K9 rely solely on the public for donations and sponsorships.K9 was formed in 1993 ( official title is Refugio de Los Animales – K9) by three lady residents in the South of Tenerife, who were moved by the plight of the poor and neglected abandoned animals on the island.
At first the rescued animals (dogs and cats) were kept in kennels that had been constructed by friends and volunteers on some land belonging to one of the founder members. K9 Tenerife raised funds for the upkeep of the animals by organising Car Boot Sales, Dinner dances, the placing of Collection Boxes in Bars and the collection of funds at the local markets.
K9 Tenerife is now affiliated to the RSPCA in the UK .
If you would like to volunteer at k9, take a few dogs for a walk or help with fund-raising phone or see website for further info.