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Thought I would ask the question, in view of the recent post about 'Types of Hoarder'. Here are some of the replies I received.
In Switzerland: Dog owners have to pay a yearly fee for each dog, depending on weight. In addition the owner must attend a dog school to learn to handle his dog, and do that with each dog he owns. This is all registered at the City hall (ayuntamiento)
In California they pay $29 per greyhound per year, in some townships you are only allowed 2 dogs, in others 4 dogs - it varies a lot.
In Germany, it costs 170 Euro for the first dog, twice that for the second..... But, how many citizens follow the law and register their dogs.
TERRIBLE NEWS! We all know what a terrible time dogs in Romania have - the maltreatment, abandonment and merciless killing. So guess where the greyhounds are going to come from who will be use brutally on this track! Ireland and the UK of course!
It could also be that the galgueros with racing galgos will also send their unwanted hounds there...we already know that there are some hunting galgos there.
Because of all the publicity for galgos in Spain, it is easy to overlook that there is also hunting with galgos in Portugal. So here is Nathan, a stunning black galgo who is looking for his forever home.
Sorry that I haven't published many stories in the last week but I'm working hard on my presentation and slide show for the PAES conference where I am speaking about the problem for the galgos and podencos in Spain and the Spanish Islands.
Some years ago I published a story about the maltreatment of greyhounds in Australia and a couple of trainers commented and vigorously denied it happened. Here's the proof. Would that we could achieve a success like this against the bastard galgueros who over-breed and maltreat their hounds.
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for my tombola raising funds for Pepis Dog Refuge. A disappointing response, only 36 tickets sold - 180 euros - so thank you again to those of you who took part. I donated all but one of the prizes - Pat King kindly donated the pet portrait, so I'm afraid I'll have to ask winners to pay postage. Here are the results, my friend Jenny Robinson picked the numbers to place on the prizes. Photos below, plus postage - which please paypal to me firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll confirm when the prize is on its way.
Here are two links showing the Ecija refuge in Spain, where the French association Levriers sans Frontieres are helping fund new construction work for rescued hounds, which includes quarantine bays, a small theatre, as well as more kennels for the dogs.
When will authorities start to deal with the uncontrolled overbreeding of animals, not just dogs, and mass abandonment? Do they not realise what a blight it is on a country that relies a lot for income on the tourist industry?