I've been very busy these last few days organising and setting up for our 6th Fun Dog Show at our home in France, raising much-needed funds for Pepis Dog Refuge, Pedrera, Seville. Here's a video I took of the showground and Best Crossbreed class. The judge was M Jean-Pascal Bichon, sponsors Blevins Franks for rosettes and souvenir programme and Pro-Nutrition Flatazor for the dog prizes.
My galga Carmela and Podenca Andaluz Bebe were both entered in the Best Veteran over 7 years old but unplaced, and galgo Polar entered Most Obedient - just missing out on a rosette.
We at Galgos 112 introduce you to Bruno, picked up in coria del Rio, at this moment is admitted with fluid therapy as he is very dehydrated. The analysis has shown that he has lehismania, Scabies, huge anemia, and a uveitis in the eyes. A thousand thanks to the girls who picked him up and took him to the vet.
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We update: in one eye he has no vision, in the other very little, a terrible infection inside his mouth. The vet tells us that he's very old. Poor Bruno must have suffered the unspeakable, now he's being fed a very nutritious diet so he can eat because he's hungry. Come Grandpa much strength ❤️
Galgos 112 recently took on this new galgo family.
'We asked for help to host the galgo puppies found in Jaén, now we tell you their story.
We got a request for help for a group of galgos who were abandoned almost a month in a village, were walking through the streets in the heatwave of more than 40º, no food or water, just what some neighbors gave them out of pity.
When volunteer Sara arrived in town, 3 Adult Galgos and four pups were found, the situation was bad, two of the pups were half dead and did not react, the other two were active but also in bad condition. They were easily caught two of the adults and the four Cubs, and without waiting any more they put them in the car and went to the veterinary clinic where they were treated with water, antidiarrheal and deworming for intestinal worms and Coccidia. They were also full of fleas. Even better, they began to eat.
A friend of mine organised a French one...here's her report. 'It was the Great Global Greyhound Walk today and I organised the one in France. My dear friends supported the walk and I asked for donations to be made to Pepis Dog Refuge. There were four Sighthounds, my rescue Greyhound Jack, Malva my rescue Galgo and Beryl brought Polar and Bracken. Friends joined in with their own dogs as well. We raised €55 today and some more has been promised. I will send via PayPal as soon as I know the full amount. Keep up the good work!'
In the photo - Claire is in pink with spaniel Stan, retired rescued greyhound Jack and black galga Malva from Scooby. I'm in blue on the right with cream boy Polar from Pepis and OH David is at the end with brindle galgo Bracken from Galgos del Sol.
Here's a link to the Scooby News blog where Fermin asks that all animal protection associations in Castille y Leon work together to form a strong group to fight the maltreatment of animals there.
This stunning galga has been named Alma, saved from the Valladolid perrera. She has an old injury to her foreleg which was left to heal on its own! Scooby have also taken another galgo from the same perrera also with a broken foreleg and he is due to have an operation to try and repair it. They need help to pay for his vet care, along with all the other animals they recently rescued.
If you can't have a dog or can't adopt another one, how about a Virtual Adoption? Here are the details.
A couple of years ago Pepi's Refuge was hit by the parvo virus, resulting in a huge vet bill. This year they were hit by distemper. With so many dogs in the refuge and donations dropping considerably, there was not the money to vaccinate against the disease. 3 galgos died, Jane Brian is still giving medication to several others. This week she was rushed into hospital with severe pains. She is now back at the refuge, on medication but still giving medication to the dogs - the dogs always come first with Jane and Alan.
Things have never been so dire at the refuge. On one hand we have fewer dogs than we have in a long time, on the other there's no money to feed them, let alone get them prepared for transport. Donations have never been so slow and despite Alan and Jane using their pensions week in and week out, the pot is empty. The distemper that rampaged through the refuge has amounted to a huge vet bill that we simply cannot pay. And whilst it is unpaid we cannot take any other dogs to get them prepared to travel to foster and forever homes.
With hundreds of animals to care for, the shelters at Scooby are running low on some important things to treat our animals... Like Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Tablets, Meloxicam Injection, Doxycycline Tablets and Syrup, Metronidazole Tablets and Syrup (Flagyl) and very urgently is needed IMMITICIDE. We also need shavers, field cloths, 6 + 1/2 sterile gloves, blue pathways (small), oxygenated water and internal deworming ... If you have some of these items and you would like to donate them to us, we will be deeply grateful.