One of the emotional problems of helping the galgos and podencos of Spain is that one wants to help them all, especially those traumatized, injured and needing treatment...and the problem is as bad now as it was when I first became involved in 2007. The difference is that more people are aware of the problem, more people want to help, and more rescue and rehoming associations have been formed.
One lady who used to run a rescue in Greece now runs an animal sanctuary in La Manche, northern France. She has a huge caring heart and land and buildings to help needy animals. Sadly this has led her to difficulties with the French authorities, and you can read about it on this link.
The gendarmes took away 36 of her galgos and podencos to 2 SPA kennels (Societe Protection Animale) and dumped the dogs there without their medication, some with leishmania and a couple with cancer.
Of course Lynn is heartbroken, as am I thinking about the 36 dogs who were happy living carefree lives together, rather than chained to walls in dark buildings, starved by the hunters...neglected...
And now her reputation is being destroyed by the trolls on Facebook who are happily attacking her, rather than the rescue associations who kept sending dogs to her. Plus doing absolutely nothing to try and get the dogs out of the SPA kennels.