Scooby collected 27 dogs, mainly podencos and greyhounds in Mazarrón, Murcia, last weekend (22/23 April 2017). A Spanish region where the galgueros' and hunters’ brutality is unbelievable.
Some of them are in a terrible condition; like this adorable brindle male galgo that is 'skin and bones', and suffers from Leishmania, and the black female galga that lacks a paw ... Both are in Fermin´s place till they become stronger and ready for adoption.
This season the abandonment has been quite high in Castilla y Leon so we have only been able to pick up dogs in the south of Spain twice; in January in Cadiz and now in Murcia. For now on and until our economic situation improves, we will not be able to rescue more ...
Watching the Spectacular Spain with Alex Polizzi - can't bear the woman but like to see the other side of Spain than the one I see on rescue visits - I was horrified to see the trail for next week showing and promoting bull fighting and bull running. So please write to Channel 5 and protest!
ATTENTION ALEX POLIZZI
Bull fighting is NOT a 'sport' nor 'culture'..to see animals used /abused..tortured..to have their eyes covered in grease..so they cannot see..to have electric shocks to their ...balls + Penis..to then be let out to the 'baying morons'..where the Matador(the torturer!!!)then cuts the spinal cord at the base of its neck..so it cannot lift its head..+ the horses..ok with some sort of protective cover..that is useless..being gored under the stomach..ripped open for the crowds to also see..+ not a sound is made by these poor horses..their vocal cords have been cut!!
I came across this beautiful poem in some paperwork from Action For Greyhounds UK, based in Norfolk where I used to live before moving to France. Although it is about a greyhound, it could just as easily be the Spirit of a Galgo...or any other sighthound.
The Spirit of a Greyhound
I was standing on a hillside
In a field of blowing wheat
And the spirit of a Greyhound
Was lying at my feet.
He looked at me with kind dark eyes
Ancient wisdom shining through.
In the essence of his being,
I saw such love there too.
For those of you on facebook, there's currently a Pepis Spring Auction raising funds to pay money off the vet bill....an ongoing problem, especially this time with an outbreak of distemper which claimed the lives of 3 galgos. There are some lovely items, please bid if you can and share widely on your pages. Link below. If you aren't on facebook, then please join the teaming or donate.