Emergency flood relief fund for Big Reds Animals

Big Reds Animal Retreat & Rescue was devastated by the worst storm to hit Spain in 100 years.

My name is John (Johnny) Hughes from Murcia in Spain.

I have been a friend of Suella for nearly 30 years and am a supporter of her amazing work rescuing stray and abused animals in Spain.  

Thank you for taking an interest in the campaign to help Big Reds Animal Retreat & Rescue after the devastating storm that hit the east coast of Spain on Wednesday and Thursday.

Everything has been destroyed but thankfully most of the animals were saved by the hero Jon, who pulled them up to the 1st floor and kept them safe till they could all be rescued 2 days later.


It is going to cost thousands of euros to recover from this. They will need to try and find a new place for the animals long term while the big clear up happens.  Sadly they will never be able to return as the house has subsided and is not fit for habitation. 

What will the funds be used for?

We estimate it will take 3000€ to secure a property that is suitable for the rescues needs. Rent in advance and a security deposit plus agency fees (we will try to ask for fees to be waived but we cannot assume that will happen)

We estimate 3000€ to build the kennels for 25 dogs. The costs will cover groundwork, building materials and labour.

Proper drainage and sewage pumps will need supplying and installing to help prevent anything like this happening again, this is likely to cost from 2000-3000€

The house will need the basics as everything was lost in the floods. EG: fridge/freezer, washing machine, cooker, microwave, chest freezer for animal feed. Beds, bedding ect. We estimate around 2,500€ getting the low budget brands.

It is going to take lots of money and human power to save Big Reds and the amazing work they do.  We have to help them carry on, their work is too important to allow this to happen. 


Big Reds needs us more than ever, the animals they save need us more than ever and we must answer the call.


We need to try raise 10.000€ + to get over the initial crisis and to a new place for them to live. This has been a national disaster and has affected 100's of thousands of people, destroyed homes and has even cost lives. 

Please help Big Reds Animal Retreat & Rescue with whatever you can, your donation has never been so important.. 

Even if you cannot donate, please share wherever you can and help support Rig Reds! 

Getting the funds to Big Reds:

The donations will be paid into my own bank account and will be transferred directly to Suella at big Reds and this has been organised will Suella’s permission.

If there are any objection to myself receiving the money directly, I am more than happy to add Suella’s bank details to the go fund me page and it can be paid directly to her.

Thank you...x

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    • €10 
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    • €200 
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Fundraising team (2)

Johnny Hughes 
Raised €533 from 16 donations
Los Llanos, MU, Spain
Andrea Gee 
Team member
This team raised €9,974 from 283 other donations.
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