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From Cobie at Scooby Residencia Valladolid. 'Certain galgueros do this to their dogs, as if they don´t yet suffer enough: they brandmark their dogs like they are cows. This was done to Riku, who was saved a few months ago by Scooby from Jerez de la Frontera. No wonder that he first is a bit shy with strangers because you never know what they are going to do to you...'
A typical but sad story about dogs in Spain. Two galgas, abandoned in a small hamlet in Spain, near Cordoba. Retired British couple are feeding them, tick treatment etc, but can't adopt. The shelters are full and they are concerned about the galgas coming into season and getting covered by roaming dogs and producing unwanted puppies. They can't afford 150 euros each dog for spaying.
So I found this article about Canine Contraception which I have forwarded on to them in the hope that they can stop the bitches coming into season until a shelter/association can take them.
On this link, you can meet the 4 galgo x puppies which are lucky to be alive! Thrown over a fence into a garden where the owner's dogs could have killed them. Now safe with Dogs of Portugal, contact the association direct if you would like more information.
From Christine Dorchak. 'The Macau Canidrome will close in just twelve days! That’s right, on July 21 hundreds of greyhounds stand ready to begin new lives, freed from the dungeon-like kennels where they have been neglected and abused for years. I have seen with my own eyes the injured and sick dogs and their terrible condition as they are brought out to race'.
Many of these dogs travelled from Ireland and the UK, or were bred from dogs which had.
This is an article published by Mo Swatek as a result of an article she read...but does not give the link to it. I would guess it relates to US airlines, possibly Delta as on this link, rather than European.
AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS WANT TO RESTRICT THE TRANSPORT OF DOGS AND AS USUAL, THE BLAME IS ON THE DOGS INSTEAD OF THEIR OWNERS
Mo Swatek writes. 'First of all I find it really disgusting that airports are allowed to use carpeting where thousands of people walk on daily. Billions of human germs could be in that carpet, impossible to disinfect. So the pee of a dog is probably the less harrassing that could happen when we let, for example a child touching the carpet. I have seen men spitting on carpets and other disgusting things.
As for dogs flying, in general... the humans are to be blamed for all the mess, not the dogs. The humans are not respectful with their environment, no matter where and their reckless behavior causes people to complain about dogs but generally they should complain about the dogs' owners.
An amazing mural in the municipal park of Baena (Córdoba), to give visibility to the dogs in the perreras, in particular to encourage adoption, especially of galgos, a dog breed very battered and abandoned in Spain, with greater presence in Andalusia.
8 new Galgos arrived at Scooby last week from Sevilla.
The people who rescued them asked for help from shelters in the area, but none could take care of them.
Although we are also saturated, we could not look the other way and deny these guys the opportunity to have a family and to be happy.
And, unfortunately, with this one we are more than full and we cannot do any more galgo rescues until some of them get adopted.
If you are thinking of sharing your life with a galgo, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to help us to continue saving lives, you can do it in the following ways:
Here is another article on the subject of vaccines and how often our dogs etc should have them. My horse hasn't had a vaccination for several years - he is retired - my dogs don't go anywhere to meet other dogs as we have our own meadows to talk in. At least for them, rabies vaccination is now only every 3 years. But they are still pumped up with the rest of the drugs! As one is 15, one 13 and one 9, surely they are well protected without still needing an annual vaccine?
One of the emotional problems of helping the galgos and podencos of Spain is that one wants to help them all, especially those traumatized, injured and needing treatment...and the problem is as bad now as it was when I first became involved in 2007. The difference is that more people are aware of the problem, more people want to help, and more rescue and rehoming associations have been formed.
One lady who used to run a rescue in Greece now runs an animal sanctuary in La Manche, northern France. She has a huge caring heart and land and buildings to help needy animals. Sadly this has led her to difficulties with the French authorities, and you can read about it on this link.
The gendarmes took away 36 of her galgos and podencos to 2 SPA kennels (Societe Protection Animale) and dumped the dogs there without their medication, some with leishmania and a couple with cancer.
Of course Lynn is heartbroken, as am I thinking about the 36 dogs who were happy living carefree lives together, rather than chained to walls in dark buildings, starved by the hunters...neglected...
And now her reputation is being destroyed by the trolls on Facebook who are happily attacking her, rather than the rescue associations who kept sending dogs to her. Plus doing absolutely nothing to try and get the dogs out of the SPA kennels.