The following letter has been received from April and Paul Carrier, right, at the Alpha Dog Centre:
We have worked for 8 years rehabilitating and preparing small groups of 10 to 20 Spanish Galgos for adoption. We have been spared the reality of the desperate day-to-day struggle undergone by dedicated and caring individuals like Saskia and Juan the veterianarian, who spend the bulk of their lives working to help abandoned Galgos and many other dogs of all shapes and sizes at their shelter.
They are on the 'front line', seeing and experiencing the abandonment of galgos and other dogs on a scale hard to imagine.
This morning Paul went to visit their shelter, Acogida de San Anton in Villamartin, Andalucia, to collect another galga. He found Saskia and Juan sad and beginning to lose hope - they currently have in their care around 70 Galgos, and 125 other dogs.