Katie was an adorable little Spanish spaniel rescued from a terrible life and adopted by a very dear friend here in France. She was tragically killed on a green lane by a driver who should not have been there. We all know the big hold the loss of a canine friend leaves in our hearts so I am posting this in memory of Katie. RIP little soul.
The first Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign was launched in 2016 to encourage members of the public to come together to pay tribute to the many animals lost in Service, and to those who Serve us today.
Our research had shown that although the traditional red poppy was well known, the significance of the purple poppy – to remember the animals – was less so. Hopefully our efforts over the years have changed that as many more purple poppies are now being worn with pride.
In this very special anniversary year – 100 years since the guns fell silent on the Western Front and the end of the First World War – let’s make our 2018 Purple Poppy Campaign an even greater success.
Please join with us and together let’s ensure that the animals who lost their lives during this conflict, those lost in Service since, and those who serve us today, are not forgotten but forever remembered alongside their human counterparts.
Ann's Canine Care in Malaga has recently rescued these two galgos, now named Duke and Oliver. It's not just a case of a volunteer turning up at the pound, paying the fee and getting the dog. Here Ann says thank you to the team of people who helped her.
'A lot of special people to say thank you to today. And because of them Duke and Oliver are out of the pound and, into the next stage of finding their forever homes. Thank you Heidi Goll, Beate Zwickenpflug for arranging their release, and to all the Godmothers for supporting them. Cristina Mora Carballo for organising the transport for them, and to Dori Barragán and her husband for taking me to the pound to release them and bringing us all back home. The boys have settled in nicely, and will update more about their personalities in a few days when I know more. A great day for the Galgos'
(photo Galgos del Sol) It was with great sadness that I recently learnt of the death of Anne Finch, Founder of Greyhounds In Need and an incredible champion for greyhounds and galgos. Here is the press release from GIN.
'Dear Friends It is with profound regret that we have to inform you of the death of our founder, Anne Finch, which occurred on the 5th August 2018.
Anne passed away peacefully at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice Isle of Wight at the age of seventy-five.
Anne was loved and respected by all those concerned in Greyhound welfare and by a host of people in the wider animal rescue and protection field. It was she who brought the appalling abuse of Spanish hunting greyhounds (galgos) to the attention of the caring public in Europe and worldwide.
I know you'll be thrilled to hear that hundreds of greyhounds at Macau's notorious Canidrome racetrack are finally safe. You might recall that Animals Australia investigators exposed this awful facility back in 2015 — revealing that Australian trainers were exporting dogs there to literally 'run for their lives'.
Our investigation stopped the export of greyhounds from Australia and led to the suspension of leading trainers. But it's been the tireless work since then of Anima Macau, Grey2K USA and Pet Levrieri that has led to this breakthrough and the closure of the Canidrome.
Because of their efforts, hundreds of dogs will now be experiencing comfort and kindness for the very first time.
Taken from a post on my facebook Save The Galgo page, written by M Eva Galpodi.
'WHAT IS BEHIND GALGO AND PODENCO HUNTING IN SPAIN? THE IMAGES TELL THE TRUTH. LET IT BE SPREAD AND TOLD, LET IT SHUT THE LYING MOUTHS THAT SAY ABUSE HAPPENS IN "A COUPLE OF RANDOM CASES" ONLY...
Above all, make it clear that these photos are not intended to hurt anyone, nor, of course, morbidly wallow in the terrible hardships and mistreatment of galgos (Spanish greyhounds) and podencos.
After some hesitation, I decided to gather this series of images as a response to all those who deny and conceal this reality, trivialize it by saying that cases of abuse and neglect of these dogs are just a few, as well as that these are perpetrated by individuals who steal the dogs from their original owners. In the sight of all these pictures, it does not look like we are talking about "4 cases", as has been said, does it?
The competition is now open for submitting to Galgos 112 pictures of your beloved hound. Here is the information needed. Make sure you comply with the requirements or your photo won't be considered.
'Summer is hot, beach, vacation, mosquitoes ... and the Photographic Contest of Galgos 112, which this year celebrates its ninth edition! With the winning photos we will form the 2019 Calendar of our association.
One more year we have a free theme, should appear in every photo that is sent, at least a galgo, podenco or galgo cross or podenco adopted, in a shelter or waiting in a shelter or protectora and as in previous years, each contestant may send a maximum of 3 photographs, of which you must indicate the title, which must have a horizontal format of 16: 9 or 4: 3 (elongated).