LifestylePersona July, 6th 2011 by

Emma a Beauty from F.A.M.A Presented by Patricia Mary Coleman

F.A.M.A. Foundation for Mistreated and Abandoned Animals.


“In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog” 

“At FAMA really do love our animals, we give them the best we are able whilst they are with us.  I feel very happy and content having started FAMA alone 7 years ago.  We are still small, but the people involved are like minded people.  So far this year we have found kind loving homes for 62 dogs.  All of which we have photos of in their new homes .  Sometimes it is hard to watch them go as they came to us so very sad. sad for many reasons, having been beaten, starved of food starved of love and much much more. When they then go through our gate  a this happy healthy dog to travel to their new home  it is of course a delight.  I have to say  at times we have to carry them out as it has been not only there home, but somewhere safe.  No person hurt them, they had  food love and playtime.  When they walk through the gate they really do not know what faces them.  They look back at you saying why are you letting me go.  But we know, but sadly they  do not  realise that they are going to join a family who will take care of them and love them as much as we do.
I am also very grateful.  We have no sponsors or paying members at FAMA. Members is out of choice, I would hate to spoil what we have.” Patricia Mary Coleman.

A Happy Emma

Emma, a Mastine cross was heavily pregnant and abandoned. She sat outside the main entrance to Seville prison for many days waiting for someone to take pity on her. Apparently Emma tried many times to ‘latch on’ to passers-by looking for help.

Emma with her pups

and is now being cared for, by Pat’s dedicated and wonderful volunteers, who give their all to help the animals. 

Fortunately someone did help. They made many calls to various rescue centers and finaly F.A.M.A.took her into their shelter.
 On the 14th February, Valentines Day, Emma gave birth to seven healthy pups. Five boys and two girls. She was, and still is a kind and devoted mother, allowing all of the F.A.M.A. volunteers to cuddle and help care for her large family.
 Once the puppies were weaned they were taken to a foster home to give Emma a well earned rest.
 They all thrived, and at the appropriate times received full immunisations and parasite treatment to protect them through later life. All veterinary costs paid for by F.A.M.A. which is a registered foundation.
 Emma has now been spayed and immunised and remains a sweet and gentle natured dog waiting to be adopted.
 Her pups returned to the shelter at four months to also await adoption, and the family still play together.

Frieda is a new arrival to the F.A.M.A. kennels, brought there after she was recently found abandoned,  frightened and desperate


 Should you wish to give a dog a good home, help F.A.M.A or donate any money to them? They can be contacted at  Tel (0034) 620 354 885.   SMS Donations  27067MX fama   – Patricia Coleman.

 A commendation for F.A.M.A. 

“Dear Pat,
 Many many thanks for sending me these beautiful photos of Freida. She is so sweet, but was in a bad way when I found her.
I am so glad you took her in and I was most impressed by your kennels, the dogs and the special people I met there.
 Though I did not show it, I was deeply touched, as I have seen a few depressing kennels in my life, but yours, was filled with energy, health and brimming with enthusiasm, both from the people and the animals and it was really noticeable.
I felt inclined to help you in what ever way I can.”
Dario Poli.

Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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