Last weekend Amigos de los Galgos carried out yet another 'lift' of galgos rescued from the horrors of Spanish hunting life. Working with the Pedro Munoz refuge in Ciudad Real, 11 dogs were brought across the border to start their new life with families in France.
Nuria and Ivan have a supportive team, including Cecile, Noelle and her husband, and Laetitia, who headed north with the dogs, including a 4 month puppy and a podenco. Sandi and Joanna work hard with fundraising, fostering and rehoming in south eastern France, and Aurore is the representative in the Pyrennees.
Nuria headed back into Spain, her vehicle loaded with much-needed bedding, dog feed and medical supplies to take back to the refuge.
Nuria says, 'so far in January, February and half of March, we have brought out 64 rescued galgos to France, and rehomed most of them'.
Earlier in the year, at the beginning of February, a couple of members of Amigos de los Galgos in Belgium Jacques and Gregory, took a lorry load of supplies to Pedro Munoz, and returned with 14 galgos for rehoming.
This has given a much-needed boost to the 3 volunteers at the refuge, who look after more than 130 dogs.