This association saves stray dogs on Reunion Island

“Our role is to save the dogs from Reunion Island who are abandoned there and to find them a family. Being myself from the island, I know the problem well, there are more than 350,000 stray dogs. The public authorities have not taken any real measures even if it is starting to be assessed a little, ”explains Isabelle, the president of the Espoir Réunion association, very gently.

First, the dogs are found and then reported to a member of the association who lives in Reunion. It will then be necessary to find them a foster family and, of course, to take them to see a veterinarian.


Then comes the time to find them a family. For this, the host family plays a key role. She will indeed be able to analyze the behavior of the dog she is hosting and see if he gets along well with children, cats, dogs… A mini psychological portrait will then be produced and integrated into the publication which will be broadcast on the social networks. The idea is to find a family that can match the dog but also a dog that matches the family.

find stability

At Espoir Réunion, we do not take adoption lightly: these dogs have lived and have managed to find stability.

Shelly for adoption, she is 5 years old, she is a love.

Isabelle, the president does not speak of dogs but of “loulous”. Her adoption darlings she talks about with a lot of love and kindness. She herself has adopted several times and confirmed that each time these are great unforgettable moments.

Once the association has validated the adoption and accounting of the dog and its new family, it will be necessary to find a way to take it to mainland France. For this, Espoir Réunion regularly needs to find people who travel between Réunion and Paris. A volunteer there from the association is also at every step to register the dog on the flight. The voluntary passenger will simply have to retrieve the dog’s cage from the treadmill on arrival.

The association needs adoptive families, financial donations but also equipment, godfathers and godmothers to finance first aid when the animal is found, but also passengers to transport the dogs.

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