The hands and feet in this photo are of a Spanish hunter in Cordoba. The galga, Nadine - see the fear as he crushes her to him, has been a breeding machine for the last 6 years, recently taken away from her last batch of puppies. Now he no longer wants her and is taking her to the perrera. The volunteer has managed to persuade him to keep her a few days whilst she finds somewhere for the galga to go. Please has anyone room, as the volunteer has too many dogs already at home. She is chipped. URGENT. firstname.lastname@example.org
The second appeal. September now, hunting has started, and still there are injured and starving galgos on the streets of Spanish towns and cities! This galgo has been on the streets for weeks, but was so terrified that he could not be caught - disappearing at times that the volunteers thought he had gone somewhere to die. But he has reappeared - they've called him Wasa, and now he has a shattered hind leg, scavenging around the dustbins on the streets - desperate.
Because of his injury, he's finally been caught, two days ago, and taken to the vet. So, this is the diagnosis. He has two legs with fractures, the first from last December when he was first seen, which has healed and welded wrong, causing severe pain. as a result Suffers from some severe headaches. Possible he has leishmania, waiting for the results of the blood analysis; he has two fractured 'plomillos' legs which have been reviewed by a traumatologist to complete a radiological study.
Radiological study of the right leg and hips have been made. The articulation of the right rear leg presents a fractured weld, a problem with the elbow, resulting in little leg mobility, as there is no joint and it is doubtful if it can be rectified. The only option is to place a plate in, which will help the bone but not the mobility of the joint. But the vet believes this will improve the quality of life for Manolo, as they have called the galgo.
So he is now on medication and rehabilitation movement under the guidelines laid down by the vet, as this is important because of his muscle loss. As it is some 8 months since the original injury, the vet asseses 16 months of rehabilitation work on all the muscles in Manolo's body. If you can help contribute towards the considerable vet fees for Manolo, contact Gran Familia
And finally, this is Berta, who was on the streets of Merida, Badajoz, for nearly a year. She's now been caught and is in a kennels where she is desperately hoping someone will come and offer her a forever home. She has a passport. Contact lydia email@example.com