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Just wanted to let you all know that I was having a little chat with Ines last night and when enquiring about our lovely Forgeuete and Esperanca the word Ines used was 'thriving'. :D They are both putting on more weight and are becoming more relaxed. :D
Obviously with everything going on, neither Ines or Teresa have had time to update us all, so I hope you will be happy with my little update. I am very happy with this news
Poor Polar. On Friday he visited the vet and had his 'crown jewels' removed! Only one testicle had dropped so my marvellous French vet Florence had to go further to find the very tiny one which hadn't. Sweet Polar is very quiet today, trying to get used to carrying the unwieldy collar around. 8 more days before the stitches can come out.
'It is with the slogan 'GALGOS, SPAIN BEFORE THE WORLD' that we will go to the PARLIAMENTARY FORUM OF CONGRESS in Madrid on Wednesday, 12th March (4pm - 6pm) where the current situation of greyhounds in Spain will be discussed in depth. Several videos including Spca International's video included in the global signature petition to end cruelty to Spanish greyhounds, SOS Galgos' video of the demonstration before the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the much acclaimed documentary film 'February, the Fear of the Greyhounds' will be screened and a series of solutions and strategies to bring an end to this situation will be addressed.
Eurogroup for Animals is very pleased that the European Green Party’s Common Manifesto for the European elections 2014 has listed animal protection among its priorities for the next term. It dedicates a whole paragraph to animal welfare.
These two videos are of Ebro, an example of the incredible will to live which lies within the galgos in Spain. Two broken front legs, put back together by vet Paco, nursed and cared for by the del Rio family. this is why we help the galgos, and why 112carlotagalgos needs your help - without your donations they couldn't keep helping these galgos regain the will to live and become family pets. Paypal to email@example.com - weblink to dogs for adoption
This is the story of Maik, a blind galgo who arrived at Djimba, Betty's sanctuary Djimba in France. Here she tells his story as far as is known.
'We think he has been used as a hunting dog till he got problems with his eyes. He was dumped on the streets, but somehow managed to survive till some brave ladies caught him (the video is here).
He went into a fosterhome and they went to a vet for his eyes. On one eye he is completely blind, on the other he has 10% "sight" (shadows), he needs special care 4x a day to treat his eyes. (They make no tears) eventually he will loose sight in this eye too.
40+ galgos at Badajoz perrera Asociacion Baas Galgo reserve 10 and have now reserved another 13 but they have to pay their pound fees to save them. To raise this money, they are inviting people to choose a name for one of the 23 galgos.
We need to pay the fees of the other 10+ ASAP! For that we need donations. We also need to pay for the initial expenses of basic vet care and at least a month in the residence.
They all need names as well.
So, who wants to give a galgo a name? We will have a mini auction on this event page for the "naming rights"!
Devastating news this week about a beautiful galgo puppy called Picasso, who was rescued and fostered by Bev Farmer (Podenco Friends). He was adopted by a couple in the UK who already have greyhounds so they are experienced sighthound owners.
Mischievous Picasso did what puppies frequently do, he swallowed something he shouldn't have and was taken to the vet. The adoptants mentioned to the vet about the potential problem of greyhounds and anaesthetic - because of their slow heartbeat and lack of body fat, they should have minimal anaesthetic for as short a time as possible.