Ferdinando was found tied to a heavy iron chain in 2020. The chain had already grown deep into the skin on his neck. He had little room to move, no water, no food or shade. The Swiss association “Animal Police” got involved and bought him free. Now he needed a safe place to stay. There aren’t many places in Mallorca where farm animals in distress can recover from an unfortunate past like this one. Jens, the farm owner of Fresopolis, decided to give Ferdinando a home, provide him with food and care and offer this big, peaceful fellow a dignified life. A decision that the entire team is happy about every day to this day. On August 15, 2020, Ferdinando moved into his new, loving home on Fresopolis. But there were still bureaucratic hurdles to be overcome: since no one could provide proof of origin, the authorities suggested that we put Ferdinando to sleep. That wasn’t an option for us. The solution: he was registered as the mascot of Fresopolis. He passed the required health checks, received all the vaccinations required by the authorities, was neutered and given a “dog chip”. Ferdinando is just one example. His story ended well thanks to a good collaboration with other animal rights activists on the island. And of course thanks to the support of our sponsors. Many animals on Mallorca are having the same situation like Ferdinando did. The paradise for many vacationers is at the same time a hell for many animals until we get them out of there and create a new home for them. Most of our animals come from these rescue operations and were once “waste” for the former owners. The food and the care is not for free for us either and so we depend on YOUR help to offer as many other animals as possible a better living space.
an excellent choice
Our project Fresopolis was born out of love for the island and its nature. Our visitors can feel that. Our free-range chickens strut around confidently. They happily provide fresh eggs and, unlike on industrial chicken farms, we do not differentiate between males and females. So even the guys among them grow up relaxed with us - even though they have that annoying habit of calling attention pretty early in the morning.