Many of the Spanish refuges and associations are very small, existing from month to month on donations, the local councils turning a blind eye to the problem of abandonment of dogs, even though by law they should provide a dog pound.
112carlotagalgos is one such small association in Malaga. Charl del Rio has been working on behalf of the galgos and podencos in Spain for many years, latterly caring for traumatised, injured and sick dogs prior to rehoming. She's also given talks in local schools about the problem of abandonment of dogs. Her dream has been to have an educational centre where children can visit and learn to respect animals and care for them, especially dogs. Now she hopes her dream is about to come true. But she needs your help. Here's the story.
An opportunity presented itself to us recently, and it's here I make the news of change.
Stumbling upon a Finca with run down kennels, Room to build even more kennels, land, stable, storage space, garden, play area and field.. coupled with a house, it seemed to be the perfect opportunity to move the galgos to a place where they can play out, still be trained and socialised on the walks, have everything at hand, and be on call at the same time. I would never consider having the galgos somewhere if there is not a security measure of someone being on the property. The risks are too great.
With the focus at the very heart of 112 Carlota galgos being children and the educational centre, the Finca presented itself as potential for this to take place in the future.
The kennels/stable area needed work so instantly we started the blocking in of the walls, in order to make safe the area. We have so many items to purchase, :-
Green material to cover the fencing
White stones to cover the mud area
A new kennel built around an existing one and.. these are just basic needs to start us up.
It's an exciting project with goals of a future, a place of security, serenity and healing for the galgos.
In the future The 112 Carlota Galgos Finca has potencial to become an Educational Centre which is a place where the public can come, where children can be greeted and see the Galgos they hear about in the schools, have camps at the weekends.. the potential is there to make change! Change the lives of the galgos, for a better future, and engrave the galgos in children's hearts to become future adoptants.
We would be very very grateful for your continued support, without such help we cannot reach the galgos and heal their wounded bodies, broken souls and make them complete again ready for family life.
Photos of the 112 carlota galgos finca will go onto my blogspot page and website. It's an exciting time, and dear friends I very much hope you take this journey with us.
in Galgo affection, always. Charl'
So many appeals, we're all digging deep into our pockets where we can. 1,500 euros is the estimate for this building work. I've been to the finca, it will suite the refuge requirements well, once the work has been done. If you can contribute towards the building materials, please Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to sponsor a kennel or a strip of fencing, Charl will be pleased to add a plaque with your name on.