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(photo Galgos del Sol) It was with great sadness that I recently learnt of the death of Anne Finch, Founder of Greyhounds In Need and an incredible champion for greyhounds and galgos. Here is the press release from GIN.
'Dear Friends It is with profound regret that we have to inform you of the death of our founder, Anne Finch, which occurred on the 5th August 2018.
Anne passed away peacefully at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice Isle of Wight at the age of seventy-five.
Anne was loved and respected by all those concerned in Greyhound welfare and by a host of people in the wider animal rescue and protection field. It was she who brought the appalling abuse of Spanish hunting greyhounds (galgos) to the attention of the caring public in Europe and worldwide.
I know you'll be thrilled to hear that hundreds of greyhounds at Macau's notorious Canidrome racetrack are finally safe. You might recall that Animals Australia investigators exposed this awful facility back in 2015 — revealing that Australian trainers were exporting dogs there to literally 'run for their lives'.
Our investigation stopped the export of greyhounds from Australia and led to the suspension of leading trainers. But it's been the tireless work since then of Anima Macau, Grey2K USA and Pet Levrieri that has led to this breakthrough and the closure of the Canidrome.
Because of their efforts, hundreds of dogs will now be experiencing comfort and kindness for the very first time.
Taken from a post on my facebook Save The Galgo page, written by M Eva Galpodi.
'WHAT IS BEHIND GALGO AND PODENCO HUNTING IN SPAIN? THE IMAGES TELL THE TRUTH. LET IT BE SPREAD AND TOLD, LET IT SHUT THE LYING MOUTHS THAT SAY ABUSE HAPPENS IN "A COUPLE OF RANDOM CASES" ONLY...
Above all, make it clear that these photos are not intended to hurt anyone, nor, of course, morbidly wallow in the terrible hardships and mistreatment of galgos (Spanish greyhounds) and podencos.
After some hesitation, I decided to gather this series of images as a response to all those who deny and conceal this reality, trivialize it by saying that cases of abuse and neglect of these dogs are just a few, as well as that these are perpetrated by individuals who steal the dogs from their original owners. In the sight of all these pictures, it does not look like we are talking about "4 cases", as has been said, does it?
The competition is now open for submitting to Galgos 112 pictures of your beloved hound. Here is the information needed. Make sure you comply with the requirements or your photo won't be considered.
'Summer is hot, beach, vacation, mosquitoes ... and the Photographic Contest of Galgos 112, which this year celebrates its ninth edition! With the winning photos we will form the 2019 Calendar of our association.
One more year we have a free theme, should appear in every photo that is sent, at least a galgo, podenco or galgo cross or podenco adopted, in a shelter or waiting in a shelter or protectora and as in previous years, each contestant may send a maximum of 3 photographs, of which you must indicate the title, which must have a horizontal format of 16: 9 or 4: 3 (elongated).
Regular readers will know that over several years I have been publicising and appealing for help for the dogs in Pepis Refuge in Pedrera, Seville. Rachael Lepage is an amazing young woman living in the UK who has worked tirelessly to find forever homes for the dogs. Leash of Life is her association and here is her appeal, I hope you will support her.
'Leash of Life need your help! As some of you may know, a few months ago the owner of Pepi’s fell very ill suddenly and we were contacted asking if we could take the remaining dogs as a matter of urgency. Which we did. A Spanish rescue very kindly found kennel and refuge space for us im the Malaga province and have spent many hours checking on them and doing vet runs etc.
So far they have cost us thousands in vets, kennel and food bills and a handful of them are still in Spain due to us not having the fosters or the funds to bring them over to the UK. We also cannot book them to the kennels we usually use because our bill is already astronomical. The rescue that helped us with them now need them gone ASAP as they are blocking spaces they desperately need for their own dogs. Given how good they have been to us, we feel awful using resources they desperately need.
Greyhound Compassion (supporting Protectora y Santuario Scooby from the UK) is pleased to announce that we have linked up with Quaker Concern for Animals. Part of this relationship will bring benefit to a special galgo - Brisa.
Brisa was rescued earlier this year as part of a pack of hunting dogs held by one man and rented out to hunters on their boar hunting excursions. Protectora y Santuario Scooby rescued all of the 36 dogs from unprecedented circumstances of neglect and animal abuse.
Brisa is an older lady from the pack and is now living at Protectora y Santuario Scooby. She does have Ehrlichiosis and this needs regular treatment with antibiotics (doxycyclilne).
A few videos of galgos enjoying the freedom that comes with life as a companion dog in a loving home. What we would wish for every galgo. Plus a galgo doing agility and whippets doing flyball at Crufts!
I've copied this post from the Action for Animal Welfare Spain facebook page, written by Viv. I admire all everyone living in Spain (whatever nationality) living with the huge problem of abandoned, injured, starving, maltreated animals on their doorstep. How can they turn their back on such a dog, just because they have the legal limit for the number of dogs they can keep?
Viv writes 'This post is not to cause offence, its for discussion
Primary rescue, Secondary rescue, Third line rescue, what’s best, what will make a difference? Perhaps a better title is, 'less is more', improving rescue, what do we need to do?
The recent case in France of an English ex pat keeping rescue dogs and having some of them removed, has produced a lot of controversy and differing opinions amongst rescuers.
Some people think it was wrong to take on so many dogs without resources and some hail her as a hero for picking up dogs that might otherwise have been killed in pounds.