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Danielle Hart, who very kindly translated my galgo book into French and is now working on doing the same with my Podenco book, has send me the following two articles which she wanted to share with everyone. Especially she wondered if the shelters and refuges might consider chemical castration as an alternative to an operation, cheaper and less stressful for the dogs.
This is Snoopy Dawg, with his stunning green eyes! He is a beautiful galgo who has been waiting too long for his forever home. He is about 18 months old, free from all the Mediterranean diseases, castrated, good with cats - loves to play with dogs and people. The perfect hound.
He was found in the campo with his penis skin sliced open and very infected. He was anaesthatised whilst it was stitched up. He's fine now.
He's with Last Hope Dog Rescue in Alicante, please let's give him the best Xmas present ever - a forever family. Please share him far and wide. Contact Irene if you can help this boy.
10 years ago Jane and Alan Brian moved to Spain to open a caravan site. Instead they found a hung galgo in the olive groves and started their journey with Pepis Dog Refuge, saving hundreds of abandoned dogs, including galgos and podencos. Alan has written some amusing and poignant verse and I have collated these into a book, interspersed with a selection of stories of Pepis rescued dogs by their adoptants. The book is Print on Demand, which means it is only printed when ordered and paid for. (Allow 2 weeks delivery) Order now in time for Xmas delivery. A delightful gift for dog lovers.
A report from Asociacion Baasgalgo. This monument to galgos is in a small village near Fuensalida, a small town in Castile-La Mancha. ust under 12,000 citizens, a place where time stood still. When talking to Spanish, they will tell you its people consist mostly of paletos and gitanos, which translate as country bumpkins and gypsies.
More then half of them own galgos and hunt, legal, or illegal.
Hunting with galgos is so intwined and such a tradition in their lives, they felt the need to show their pride with a statue in the center of their little town. When driving through town, you will see plastic bags hanging from the trash containers.
Every household in Fuensalida will separate old bread from their other trash and put it in these bags for the hunters to feed their galgos. The chief of the local Guardia Civil is an avid hunter with galgos himself.
Winter is coming and the galgos in shelters waiting to be adopted need coats to keep warm and dry. Here are two patterns, one knitted. The waterproof coats are best as the dogs are kept in kennels and compounds and need to be dry. A friend of mine uses old nylon tents, old blankets, men's ties for fastening. So it doesn't need to cost a lot to make a coat - doesn't matter what it looks like - the dogs will be glad of protection from the weather. There's a list of associations here, if you want to make and send some coats.
Many of you will have followed the story of Charl del Rio Holden, helping galgos in Malaga. We've been friends for several years, since before she starting her rescues. Now she has written and published a book and here's the link to buy it, and support the work of 112carlotagalgos.