All animal rescue associations in Spain do an amazing job, some of them are lucky enough to have hundreds of supporters to raise funds for their work. Which sadly often pushes out the small associations who lurch from month to month trying to pay feed and vet bills. You'll know from previous posts on Galgo News that Charl and 112carlotagalgos has worked tirelessly for many years - longer than many larger associations - to raise awareness of the plight of the galgos and podencos. You can read more about the dogs here.
She now has some seriously ill galgos in her care, and the vet bills are mounting up as we speak.
Whilst my main work is helping the refuges and associations involved with podencos and galgos, occasionally I feel driven to expose wrongs in the UK, from where I hail originally. This is one such occasion. First of all, please watch this video. Remember, this is 2013 in England - not 2013 in Asia! Afterwards, if you feel you want to take action against the perpetrators of these atrocities, please copy and paste the following letter into an email and send to the address given. (email to: firstname.lastname@example.org) Thank you.
Just look at these two little friends, comforting each other at Pepis refuge, Seville. Jane tells their stories.
'This is Polar, he is 4 months old. He was left at the refuge three weeks ago and has a deformed back leg. He saw the bone specialist and we were told that his leg was broken when he was a tiny baby and as he has grown the leg has become twisted above and below his knee. He will need to have several operations to correct the deformity. We were told that if the leg is not tended too soon, as he grows the leg will not. Who will want to home him as he is....
Come on folks, Susan wants your photos! Link here for the details. Please send them to her urgently before 31st March, to help raise funds for Pepis Refuge. Alan and Jane do amazing work - they retired to Spain, only to end up running a refuge for 70 abandoned and injured Spanish dogs! Support Pepis Refuge
At long last, an auction for people who aren't on facebook!! Mieke van Erp is raising funds for a half dozen rescue associations and Dutch Galgo Lobby. This is the link to the auction website - some beautiful items.
Here are the details of how the auction works. The homepage in is Belgian, this is an English translation.
Message from Loli Dalo in Seville. Prodeanse is one of the small refuges I visited last September. They are in an area which is very bad for animal maltreatment.
'As you can see Prodenase never stops. In this state we have picked up this poor galgo, who we have named Carr, malnourished, with little hair on his poor battered body and lost. This is what the damned hunters do to these poor hounds. Al they want is to be treated like any other animal, but for these faceless and nameless galgueros and gitanos the poor dogs are just throwaways.
Has anyone had any dealings with this Swiss association? Several people and an organisation working in dog rescue have been asked and have not responded. Which gives me a bad feeling. Email me if you have.