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.
Protectora y Santuario Scooby - 'We have rescued these two Galgos Eva and Mon in a village from Segovia. Their owner had them in terrible conditions and the Civil Guard has opened him a file for alleged animal abuse. They are very skinny and have skin problems, probably due to poor feeding and to external parasites. Now we are going to give them all the necessary care so that they recover and can start a new and happy life as soon as possible.'
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As you know, for over 10 years I have publicised the plight of the galgos and podencos of Spain and fundraised for several rescue associations. In latter years David and I have fundraised and supported Pepis Dog Refuge, Pedrera, Spain, as Jane and Alan Brian coped with up to 80 dogs dumped on them by the locals. They have both suffered ill health, Alan with heart problems, Jane with back problems, but the dogs always came first. Last September they decided to 'retire' and not to take in any more dogs.
Last week Jane suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed into hospital. Rachael Lepaege has rehomed many Pepis dogs in the UK and is taking the remaining 9 Pepis dogs this week. This is going to cost thousands and so along with my fabulous galgo Polar - a Pepis dog - I am asking all my friends here to donate something...no matter how small an amount...and share this appeal. Here's Rachael's message.
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.
'Julio is fine, even if the beginning of convalescence is laborious. He cannot walk for now. Just to go to bed, that's all. He must stay in bed.
The rare moments when he does not sleep, he is very gentle and affectionate. This is what makes this cause particularly moving. These galgos are unable to defend themselves against their torturers and even when abused so violently, they remain affectionate with men.
Julio is at Natalia's in Andalusia. Convalescence will take at least three months. What will happen next to him? He is in a corner of Andalusia where the abuse of galgos is a tradition. Julio is still in danger.'
A story of yet another sickening act of cruelty by a sub-human species in Spain...sad that so many of them get Spain a bad name...when there are so many wonderful Spanish people trying to stop the cruelty!
From L'Europe des Levriers.
'There is in Spain, the worst and the best of human nature! A galgo was thrown out of the window of a building by gypsies and left for dead. The galgo does not move on the asphalt anymore. A girl picks it up and brings it to the vet. The galgo has multiple injuries but especially a triple fracture of the front leg. The operation will be expensive. Natalia does not have money. She can not pay. The veterinarian refuses to operate.
A call is launched on facebook ... without success. It is necessary to operate the galgo which suffers atrociously. Quick, time is running out. Cristina, our vice president in Madrid receives the call. EDL sends the money in stride. The galgo is operated. He is saved!
The abandonment of galgos after the end of hunting does not stop...however much the rescue associations and the rest of us protest about the lack of control over the breeding and abandonment of their dogs by the Spanish hunters...the authorities do NOTHING! This galga was found injured and needing help. She has been named Carman.
'We are appealing for funds to help Carmen, found on the streets and in need of veterinary care. The end of the hunting season has meant we have had to take in Podencos & Galgos in need, some of which have just been dumped on us. Our resources have been depleted, but Carmen tugged at our heart strings and thankfully the response to our appeal enabled us to pick her up.
From our initial assessment of her it looks like she has small bore gun shots wounds in various place, scars all over her body, her rear leg is very swollen and what is now an open wound on her shoulder. And despite it all .... she has the sweetest and most trusting of natures! These dogs always amaze us - can't believe they still have faith in people!