In April 2007 I joined a French galgo rescue association and for many years travelled regularly with their team into Spain to bring back to France galgos and podencos for foster and rehoming. In that time some members of the team have left to form their own rescue associations and over the years more and more people have become involved, to such an extent that it is more difficult now to find forever homes because there are so many galgos here. And sadly it is all too common to see posters and appeals for galgos and podencos who are lost! Here's a sad example of a podenca lost on 30th June, without a collar.
On a lighter note, since its inception in 2008 Levriers sans Frontieres have homed 1,700 galgos and podencos rescued from Spain, and some of the galgos now take part in Canicross.