May 2015, Payerne - In aid of the association “SOS Chiens Polaires”
The president of AUXAN, who has always been fascinated by huskies, was much affected by the death of one of these dogs some years ago in a SPA (Society for the Protection of Animals) rescue centre in the region of Paris. This dog, who needed plenty of space and daily exercise, had been confined in a pen for too long and had had to be put down after an unsuccessful adoption. In memory of this poor dog, which had been shamefully abandoned, AUXAN felt the need to help others of the same breed. We had heard about a woman in the vicinity of Payerne who was a great lover of sled-dogs and who was determined to help them. Switzerland unfortunately does not escape from the lack of funds when it comes to the protection of animals, or indeed from people who abandon or ill-treat their pets!
In May 2015 the president of AUXAN visited “SOS Chiens Polaires” to meet and get to know its president, Carine, and to discover this “haven of peace” for abandoned sled-dogs. Following a resocialisation phase, the dogs take part in an impressive number of activities, in summer and winter alike, and notably with handicapped children. During the winter season, Carine proposes activities including dogsledding, “Husky d’fond” (cross-country skiing pulled by the sled-dogs) and snow-shoe trekking. The rest of the year she organises a whole lot of other activities such as rambling, “Agilty-Wouff” (obstacle courses), karting (with a kind of sled on wheels), “Canicross” and “Cani-Handicaps”! Carine is indeed a lady who is full of ideas and who gives her all to her protégés to ensure that the second part of their lives is full of physical exercise, love and care.
AUXAN donated half of the funds collected from the Lagoa-Auxan golf tournament on 24th May 2015 to “SOS Chiens Polaires” to cover part of the costs of surgery on Kaluna, one of the association’s dogs.
Site web : www.soschienspolaires.ch
October 2016, Bex - In aid of the Fondation M.A.R.T
April 2017, Albeuve - In aid of LA RENARDIERE association
In October 2016, AUXAN helped the Swiss charity, « La Renardière », located between Gruyères and Château d’Oex, by paying some veterinary treatments.