Photos of the Refuge de Carmona opened in 2014 which Levriers sans Frontiers is now support. 25 galgos there all needing homes and which have all been reserved by LSF. Also some photos of where local galgueros keep their dogs.
I've received information about 3 stunning black galgos which have been sent to Dogs of Portugal association from a shelter in Spain - I have asked why. They are gorgeous hounds, click on the links below to read about them and see their pix. If you can offer one a forever home, please contact Dogs of Portugal direct.
I'm weary and I am lonely and,I am so afraid. Please don't pass me by, will you come to my aid? It's hard to understand why I was thrown on to the street Left alone in the middle of nowhere with nothing around to eat. I wasn't given a reason for being wanted no more I was left alone and abandoned. Now what was all that for? I never did any naughty things, of that I am so sure. I never barked or ruined things. I even gave my paw. So why do human's feelings change? I'm trying to see why They would throw a good dog out like me, Oh my. Oh my. Oh my.
Another 100 hounds taken to the Scooby shelter at Medina! It's impossible to imagine the scale of their work. Please support Scooby any way you can - donate to food, vet bills, volunteer to help, adopt a dog. They can't do this without help.
An excellent video showing the truth about living in Spain with the daily problem of abandoned galgos and podencos. Galgo News was contacted by Tina when she worked as a volunteer at Los Infiernos refuge where there were galgos needing help...which I publicised for her, and donated to the cost of the kennels at Gaynor's. We also fostered a couple of her rescued galgos, including Bracken. He was adopted in the UK but sadly circumstances changed drastically (outside the control of his adoptant family) and David drove back and brought him back to France where he is still with us today. He is a great character, the Spanish vet did a wonderful job putting his damaged leg back together and it always comes up for attention 'poor me'!
In a few weeks the hunting season with galgos will come to an end and that means that now already shelters and perreras are completely full with galgos, discarded by their owner who just considers them a bad working tool and nothing more... Scooby will take the next couple weeks hundreds of galgos and podencos in to save them from being killed in a perrera or waiting for years and years in shelters because nobody adopts them.
Sunday the 10th. of January we had to go to pick up some 50 galgos and podencos in a shelter in Tomelloso were every day a few galgos are brought in by their loving owners or mostly, are just thrown over the fence.