Thursday, 28 April 2011

An Ironman for SARA!

"Let us tell you, the super fit man below, is competing in the gruelling Lanzarote Ironman for us!
Now how cool is that.
All the sponsorship money he receives he will doante to SARA, that means it will help to look after us.
The Ironman is a serious test of fitness all participants have to complete the following to get their Ironman medal...phew I'm exhausted thinking about it.

Swim in the sea - 3.8 kms (2.4 miles)

Cycle - (almost round the island with climbs to 2,551 metres)
distance 180 kms (112 miles)

Run . 42 kms (26.2 miles)

Date: Saturday 21st May 2011

For details on how to sponsor Ben, please read below....big licks and thanks!"

Introducing Ben Warner, competitor number 791, who will be competing in the Ironman 2011 and raising funds for SARA.
Aged 31, he has been running in marathons, Ultra marathons and various other events for seven years since his first marathon in London in 2004.
He has completed the following races :
The Libyan Challenge - 198 km non-stop in the Libyan Sahara
The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - 100 miles around Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland with 9,500 meters of ascents - twice
Ironman France Nice – 14 hrs and 45 minutes
His aim is to try for sub 13 hours or maximum 13.5 hours in the Lanzarote - Ironman so fingers crossed.
He has also completed various Ultra marathons and other marathons in the UK but the above races are his main achievements – and pretty impressive they are too.
An animal-lover, he grew up with three dogs and a cat and now owns a one-eyed cat, called Winkie, who was rescued by Ben and his girlfriend from the local cats’ home.
Please support Ben, and SARA, by sponsoring Ben. Forms will be available at Bookswops 1, 2 and 3 and the Book Shop in Costa Teguise.

For further information, please contact Jilly at


Friday, 15 April 2011

Pad, Paws and Whiskers!

"Hi I'm Azul, and sitting here at SARA waiting for adoption, but as you've kindly passed by, I thought you might like to know a few facts. As you can see from the numbers below (2009) many of us four legged friends padded through SARA's door."

Dogs into SARA: 558
Dogs Out: 551 (of which 170 were adopted in Europe and 381 in Lanzarote)
Total dogs in the shelter at 31/12/2009: 163 

Total cats into SARA:  219
Total Out:: 232 (139 went to Germany / Switzerland)
Total cats at the shelter on 31/12/2009: 62

"As you can see from above, SARA works very hard at finding all of us loving homes. I'm having a cuddle to help me cope after being abandoned. I just hope someone will take me home soon and keep me with them for ever, this time."

"If you can help us, or know anyone who would give me or any of my friends a home, please call by or take a look at the web site.
We need you to help us"