Some galgos are lucky enough - if you can call it lucky to survive several years at the hands of a galguero - to reach 7 or even 10 years of age. They desperately need to live out the rest of their lives in the comfort of a loving home, and here are three.
Elsa and Maika are particularly sad stories and an example of the hypocrisy of the Spanish authorities. Siblings, rescued at 3 yrs by a lady and taken into her home, 7 years later they find themselves in a shelter. With so many abandoned dogs living on the streets of Spain, it's hard not to want to help them, and this is the situation in which Elsa and Maika's Mom found herself.
What started off with one dog became 3 and eventually 10! The authorities stepped in and said ' the dogs have to go'! This is where the hypocrisy arises - why don't these same authorities do the same with the galgueros and gitanos who keep their dogs in diabolical conditions and often in greater numbers!
Poor Elsa and Maika. Both these beautiful gals are microchipped, vaccinated, sterilised, blood tests negative. Both galgas need to be back in homes as soon as possible. If they can be rehomed together, it would be marvellous, but can be adopted separately. Photo of me with Elsa, Maika is the brindle.
Contact Charl at 112carlotagalgos
Gloria is in the Pedro Munoz refuge at Ciudad Real. She has had a hard life as a breeding machine. Now no longer required by the galguero for this purpose, she finds herself in the shelter, and hoping that someone might offer her a comfy sofa in a warm home. Contact SOS Levriers about her.
Many bitches used for breeding have their puppies taken away at 4 weeks old and the galgas are sent back out to hunt...