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Why greyhound racing should be banned everywhere. This story is about a track in the UK, Romford Greyhound Stadium. And I was disgusted that on a recent TV programme Catchphrase one of the prizes was an evening at greyhound racing.
I've just been introduced to a facebook page set up for people to discuss using a product on their dogs called Bravecto. Apparently it has very serious side effects and several of the people report their dogs becoming very ill and even dying. Below is one report, posted on 17/6/2016.
'On the 17th of March 2016 I gave my dog Brevacto chew.3 days later I found her scratching her stomach which had become raw.
The rash spread to her thighs under her front legs and all over her head with a lot of hair loss. She had a very high fever and was burning to the touch.
'This young male 2 year old galgo is desperately in need of a foster home urgently. His owner no longer wants him, he says he doesn't run. He says vaccinations up to date and chip. Very urgent please, there is an urgent need foster or adoption, or we don't know how to end.. Associations, protective, individuals, there is an urgent need someone to take care of the.. Maximum share everywhere please! This in Hellin-Albacete, Contact: Mcarmenp74@Hotmail.Com-Adahellin.Lina@Gmail.Com Tlf: 618897182 (Whatsapp)
We are always amazed at the courage of the galgos who - despite horrendous injuries and bad treatment - fight for life when they are rescued. This is the story of just such a black galgo - now named Galileo - rescued badly injured and starving at the roadside near Carmona in April. He was rushed to the vet clinic at Malaga where they feared he would not be strong enough to survive the anaesthetic to repair his shattered front legs.
But Galileo knew the sound of kind voices, felt gentle hands and knew that help was on hand to save his life and heal his injuries. It has been a long journey but Galileo is now receiving physiotherapy to walking again. On 17th September he will join other galgos making the trip from Spain to France with Levriers sans Frontieres - where he will be adopted and loved for ever.
Video of galgos confined in Argentina. I have written to the rescue association Adopta un Galgo en Argentina to ask if they can get them released but so far not received a reply. Maybe some of you would also write, in Spanish if possible!
A delightful video of a visit to Scooby Medina by Frenchwoman Christelle Baudimont of Scooby France and her father in January 2016. I appreciate many of you won't understand the French comments, but the video is an excellent example of just how many galgos are at Scooby, all waiting for adoption...plus many podencos too. Also, it had been raining and Scooby desperately needs waterproof coats for these hounds, lined if possible for warmth. Some of the hounds are new arrivals, others are in quarantine, one very nervous bitch was rescued with puppies but only one survived. The brown woolly dog is a Mastin puppy. Christelle and Franck also visited Cobie at Scooby Residencia Valladolid to meet the galgos and podencos waiting their for their forever homes.
Another galgo left tied to the gates of Pepis Dog Refuge yesterday, before Jane and Alan could get to it, it had chewed through the twine tying it and run off into the campo. The last time this happened, the gamekeeper in charge of keeping rabbits alive for the galgueros to hunt and kill shot the galgo, not killing it outright. It died in Jane's arms. Pray that the food and water they have left out will attract the frightened galgo back and they can catch it. @that makes 4 galgos left there in one week!
A couple of weeks ago a galga was dumped at the gates of Pepis in a poor condition. (see pix below) Her wounds have been treated but the result of her blood tests are not yet back. The following week a couple of tiny puppies were left at the gates, this week 3 galgos have been left tied up there! This on top of the dozens of other dogs at the refuge, including a couple of dozen galgos. The Refuge relies totally on your help, please donate if you can, to feed the galgos, buy scalibor collars.
On top of that, the pipework in the kitchen where the washing machine and sink live has now been damaged by continuous mud slides. Alan Brian couldn't repair it, so a plumber has had to be called in. More expense. In the meantime, they are having to wash the dog blankets by hand!
The galgos in Portugal have a terrible life. Regular readers might remember Estrella, her 'husband' and son who were all rescued from nightmare conditions. This is another beautiful galga rescued from similar conditions, along with 3 of her 7 puppies - the 'owner' kept the other 4. If anyone can offer her a wonderful forever home, please contact the association.