We have been told that we already have all the permits and the tickets to go to our new home in South Africa with Kevin. We are a bit nervous since we have never flown before. We are kind of anxious on one hand to know our new home but on the other hand we are sad that we have to say good-bye to so many people that have been helping us during these last three months of our lives. Well, we believe that you also, our friends, have been helping us with your donations.
Now, if you don´t mind, (as we have been taught by our surrogate parents, CJ and Luis), we would like to recognize the people in Spain that have been responsible for us and taken care of us directly and made it possible for us to get well and have a wonderful future to look forward to.
We are going to start backwards from the center where we are now, and where we have spent the majority of these past three months, since our rescue from that abusive and evil woman in Alicante.
Many thanks, Maribel, Ricardo, Tato y Tete Peralta for taken us into your center Fauna y Acción, so generously and so unconditionally (www.faunayaccion.com). We want to make a special mention of Tete and Pati his wife. They have taken care of us early every morning and late every night. They have given us the love and affection that we needed when our surrogate parents were not there. We are never going to forget you, Tete and Pati, and we are hoping to see you in South Africa sometime in the future.
Thank-you also, to the caretakers of the animals in the center, Lucia Cabezuelo, Deborah del Rio, Debora Acevedo and Javi Denso. Ah! Diego y Rocío, thank you so much as well. Also thanks to Diana, administrator and all the volunteers and the veterinary/biology students in the center that have played with us in the playground every day and to all of you who have walked with us through the hills and up the mountain. Thank you Luis and Eli for your visits every Saturday.
We want to give special thanks to our veterinarians Joaquin Cerdeira from Centro Veterinario Aluche Las Aguilas (www.centrovetaluchelasaguilas.com) and Marino Garcia, from Clínica Veterinaria Taymir in Paracuellos (facebook). Your generosity, commitment, veterinary care and medical treatments have saved our lives.
Many thanks, Raul Merida, from the Foundation Raul Merida in Alicante (www.fundacionraulmerida.es). You picked us up from Seprona when we were finally released from that terrible woman and you took care of us during our first week of freedom at your Sanctuary. You helped so much with all the paper work that needed to be processed in order to allow us to move forward and have another chance with our lives. And Pilar, from the Society for Animal Protection in Benidorm (www.spapbenidorm.com), thank-you as well for helping keep Luis and CJ up to date on what was happening to us while they were working hard to get custody of us.
Also, special thanks to the officers from Seprona (Special Service of the Guardia Civil for the Protection of Nature), and to the staff of Customs Alicante, Cites in Alicante and Cites Central in Madrid. Your support and genuine concern for our safety has made it possible for us to look forward to a better life with Kevin Richardson and return to our origins in South Africa.
And finally we want to say thanks to all our friends around the world that have given donations, sent best wishes and prayed to help us heal and help get us home. We hope by becoming ambassadors for our brothers and sisters that have suffered so much and are now gone and to those that are yet to suffer the same fate, that our story will help inspire people to join hands together around the globe uniting us in our mission to change the hearts of people who have not understood our suffering. Time is running out.
We would also like to thank those people in South Africa who have worked hard to make it possible to give us a forever home there. Thanks goes to Linda who put CJ and Luis on our trail. A really big thank you to Kevin Richardson the lion whisperer. He immediately agreed to take us in when asked if he would give us a home. See you soon, our new adventure in Africa begins.
For photos of all the kind people in Spain who looked after us please go to this link...