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Occasionally Dogs of Portugal get an abandonded galgo, and here is a little beauty. Meet Lissi, you can read all about her on this link, see a video of her. She's ready for a forever home, contact Dogs of Portugal if you can offer her a place in your home and your heart.
Be careful, galgo rescue associations, where you send your dogs to forever homes. This lovely Galga was found in Germany. She is blind in one eye, chipped but not registered. Apparently, per chip, she came from Madrid. Per the comments in the original post, the owner was located but no longer wants her. She is now with the Tierschutzverein Kindsbach, so safe. It's so frustrating that after she should have gone to the sweet life she was let down again.
The abuse of greyhounds in racing never ceases...carried out by those the dogs trust...and who only care about if they make money. Doping is endemic, whatever country greyhound racing happens. In the USA they should know better! Please sign this petition, and share.
I've made a couple of videos of the Spanish gang at home. In order of arrival, Bebe is the little Podenca Andaluz from Seville, now 14 years old; she came at 6 years old with a damaged hind leg from an RTA. Carmela is the grey/white brindle galga, 12 years old; she came as a foster dog with serious problems from maltreatment. I brought her out of Spain with me on one of the rescues with L'Europe des Levriers. It was over 2 years before I considered her recovered enough to be homed...so she stayed with us! Bracken is the dark brindle galgo, now 8 years old, from Galgos del Sol. He came as a foster, adopted in the UK but sadly, due to an ill-health change of circumstances there, David adopted him! Finally is cream galgo Polar, now 4 years old, from Pepis Dog Rescue in Pedrera. Regular readers know his story so far.
It is his left hind leg which he damaged as a puppy and 4 specialist vets have said there is no guarantee an operation would improve his movement. You can see in the videos that he is not hampered by it, but it is swollen with calcification of the bone. He's been on MSM but I am now putting him on Turmeric.
Would you believe that Malaga is saying here that anyone feeding homeless, lost or abandoned animals risks a fine of 500 euros!! That's an outrage! Spain is supposedly a civilised country!! Part of the European Union! There seems to be no sanction against those who abandon or abuse the animals but a 500 euro fine for anyone who dares to help them here. This is the reality in Malaga, Spain today. Spain, the land of bull-fighting and fines for feeding helpless animals.
Seemingly this law exists in most EU countries, including Portugal. It's an attempt to make people call authorities to pick up stray animals and take them to kennels, instead of supporting them on the streets and let them roam. A law that would only make sense if there where decent, no-kill shelters for all. It's hardly ever enforced, people just carry out helping as usual.
Never doubt that your help in giving dogs from here a home is invaluable.