Galgos112 do a marvellous job of healing galgos and podencos. Here are two in their care, little galgo puppy Joel and podenca Dune.
This little guy is Joel. If you look at the photos you will see that he has a deformity in one of his legs, as if he was a duck. This deformity, probably from birth, doesn't prevent him from being a normal active mischievous puppy. And the deformity has probably been his salvation, since with this leg he is no good to hunt.
More than 50 galgos have been rescued, including two litters of puppies, living in a garbage dump in Ontigola, Madrid province, covered in wounds, scabies and terrified. Thanks to a neighbour who denounced the situation, 6 rescue associations have taken the dogs. It took all afternoon to catch them and transport them to safety. They all need vet care, medication, blood analyses, castrations. Then they have to be rehabilitated in preparation for adoption.
Associations involved ALBA. SOS GALGOS. ACURN. NOAH'S ARK. SPAPS. RIVAANIMAL
Contact is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Update on galga Kiara, the victim of an axe attack. Charl says, 'Kiara's health is good. She's improving daily and swimming helps so much. Her rehab is good and physio doing well.
The damage left cannot be sewn or fixed. There's some nerve damage done from her wound. But she can lead a normal life. She will need care and attention and still needs a few more weeks to gain more strength and encourage more movement in her tail. To move to one side isn't possible as such.. this doesn't impede her. We thought the tail was dead and would hinder. So in terms of recovery it's ten fold. That we aim for a little more.. we will keep trying. Raw pain must have run thrpugh every ounce of her being, I still cringe at the thought of what she was suffering when I saw her. For now we continue to ease her from strength to strength. '
Pepis Dog Refuge now have over 80 dogs including many galgos in their Galgo Centre. It costs 30 euros/day to feed all these dogs; add on to that the cost of wormers, Scalibor collars, flea & tick treatment. Their vet bill is currently over 3,000 euros. They desperately need money to pay all this.
So Mike is going to run the Bristol Half Marathon on 21st September to raise funds for Pepis. Please sponsor him, no matter how little, every penny counts. You can read the story of Bear, the nearly blind puppy he adopted from Pepis in March this year, and sponsor Mike here.
Susan Dawson has put together yet another stunning calendar to raise desperately needed funds to feed the 80 dogs in Pepis Refuge. Here's the link to purchase copies at The Blue Greyhound Shop on ebay. My gorgeous galgo pup Polar is Pin Up for July this year - last year he was the cover photo. Please buy and share. And take a look at the fabulous dogs in the refuge, all desperately needing forever homes.