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For those of us from the UK who are used to being able to call on the RSPCA and other animal welfare organisations, as well as report animal cruelty to the police and get quick action, it is difficult to imagine the bizarre attitude of the Spanish authorities towards situations such as the Container Dogs in Murcia. Here Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends in Murcia speaks out to those who find it hard that people nearby cannot take matters into their own hands and break into the container.
20th May update on container dogs from Viv Wharton:-
Sorry I missed posting my update here yesterday. There isnt much more to tell, apart from we know the dogs are still barking and sounds the same. We are talking all the time with our PAES defensa partners (the legal team) working on this; the petition has around 20,000 signatures; some people think we are relying on the petition to get the dogs out, this is not so...we will get them out only through legal chanels - which are the denuncias that have been placed.
Sadly some of the galgo puppies at Pepis Refuge have Parvo, 2 have died, the others are on drips and medication. On top of this, 5 more 3-week old puppies were pushed underneath the entrance gates one night, and another 3 pups left in a laundry bag!
The electric generator packed up last winter (2,500 euros) the galgo pups' enclosure needs the special roofing to keep the dogs cool (1,300 euros), that's all on top of the 700+ euros monthly food bill!
SO, we're running a tombola....prizes below...buy lots of tickets! 100 tickets up for grabs, already nearly 50 sold!
18 months ago I was contacted by a UK photographer who wanted to visit Spain and photograph the galgos for a book. I pointed him in the direction of people to contact and refuges to visit. It was part of his year out to help animals around the world, which you can read on this link.
His book is now in the pipeline for printing. Here is a video taster which he has launched to presell copies of the book in order to fund the publishing (expensive for such a quality book) and also to raise awareness of the plight of the galgos. Please watch the video and support Martin.
Just look at Tango, a galgo/podenco X in Lanzarote. He's a star in obedience classes, could go on to agility. Only a young boy with years of life and love to give to that special person who will take him into their home and heart.
He is a fabulous dog - attentive, intelligent and above all really loving. He will melt you with his beautiful eyes. He is 6 years old and has been waiting patiently for his forever sofa for no particular reason. He has attended basic training and did incredibly well. He is in Lanzarote with The Kennel Klub but we will arrange transport for the right home.
The flesh eating killer dog disease Alabama Rot has reached Nottingham claiming its first victim in Hucknall - a 12 year old Schnauzer.
Please be aware of the symptoms and if you even suspect this get your dog to the vets ASAP!
Symptoms include SKIN LESIONS / SORES on LEGS / BODY / FACE. TIREDNESS / SICKNESS / INCREASED THIRST / NOT EATING which can lead to ACUTE KIDNEY FAILURE AND DEATH WITHIN 24 HOURS!!
Please sign and share this petition, these 'events' should be banned. They encourage breeding dogs for money, buying on the spur of the moment, when there are far too many unwanted and maltreated dogs already in France.
Hopefully you can view this short video of the galgo puppies at Pepis Dog Refuge. With the help of volunteer Chloe, Jane and Alan now have 2 new pens for the 18 puppies from the 2 galgas dumped on them earlier this year in late stages of pregnancy. All these puppies will need vaccinations and Pet Passports. Please donate if you can help.