At long last the dreadful Canidrome in Macau, China, will close its doors and over 6oo greyhounds need to find forever homes, may of them from Ireland and the UK. Read the story here, please share and donate etc to help.
Starving and injured galga left for dead in the olive groves. La Guarida received the message about her and this is the story. If you can help towards the vet fees, details below, including Paypal.
She is alive, being stablized on antibiotics and fuidoterapia and antibiotics and has survived the first night since rescue. Despite her terrible condition, her blood tests are negative, which means she is free of leishmania, ehrlichia and filaria! She is very malnourished with wounds which are very infected, the skin broken, extremely thin. After a night in the vet clinic, she has the strength to stand!
'Please help us pay for your hospitalization, little galguita, because you will be in the vet clinic for several days.
Bank transfer - concept. Galguita of the olive grove. - La Caixa Es19 2100 2631 87 0110322978.
The situation for Spain's hunting dogs does not change...the galgueros refuse to implement control of breeding and stopping abandonment at the end of hunting. Here Scooby writes.
'We offer a reward of 500€ to who can provide truthful information about the owner of this galgo found dead in Roales Del Pan (Zamora) and with the chip removed *.
And it is that the situation, far from being solved, is worsening year after year. The problem after each hunting season has been reported in recent years, but nothing has improved. In fact, we could say that the hunters are still abandoning and killing the same or more than before.
That is why we ask the citizens to co-operate and denounce those who commit these atrocities, and we are sure that in the local communities everyone knows who owns these animals which are found dead or abandoned.
We also call on the security forces to pay more attention to animal abuse because this type of act must not go unpunished.
In France where I live there are regularly held Salon du Chiot which are hug 'fairs' at which you can buy puppies and anything to do with dogs. These fairs should be banned. Please sign and share this petition, even if you don't live in France.
Sasu is another of the stunning black beauties dumped at the end of the hunting season and now safe with his friends in the Dogs of Portugal shelter. You can read about him and see more pix on this weblink. Contact Dogs of Portugal direct if you can offer him a forever home.
A volunteer with Yo Galgo reports. 'Yesterday we returned to the mass grave in Tarancón to take out the bodies of the galgos that, during years, have been thrown there, and to try to find evidence to persecute the perpetrators of this crime. The place, known as The Cut, has been used for more than 20 years to dump galgos no longer wanted by their owners. The volunteers recovered 25 bodies, but for safety reasons it was impossible to reach the deeper layers of the pit, where dozens of galgos were piled up.
At least two bodies I photographed last time I was there have disappeared. A clear indication that their owners, frightened by the repercussion of the news, have returned to remove the corpses of their dogs. This is interesting because the hunting society always claims that abandoned or killed dogs, are dogs that have been stolen, “as no galguero would treat their dog like that”. But no thief would return for the bodies of the dead dogs, that makes no sense. All points to the galgueros. Go to www.yo-galgo.com to know more. (click on Union Jack for English)