Here is another petition about the galgos. I am posting the link, but I have doubts about the accusation that dogs in perreras are clubbed to death. If anyone has any proof of this, I will be interested to receive it.
And yet another podenco, in the UK already, looking for a forever home. He's with Pro-Galgo and this is what Mo Swatek says about him.
'Goku, or Scooby as we have now called him, is one of the Podencos that arrived from Spain recently. He is around 18 months old and is absolutely stunning. He has the most amazing ears and grin and wonderful red coat.
Scooby is very playful and loves to play tug with a raggy toy, either with his kennel mate or with visitors. He can still be a little shy of new people but is very loving and confident when he gets to know you.Scooby could live with older (10+), calm and gentle children.
Besides galgos, my passion is also for podencos, who also suffer cruelty at the hands of unfeeling hunters. Another thing which worries me about them is that this year, at Crufts, the dog show in London, there was a class for Podencos. So are they now also going to be a breed to suffer from over-breeding as they become a 'latest must-have' breed?
There are three podencos from the SARA Lanzarote shelter who are already in the UK, looking for forever homes. They are Abrila, Agora and Mozaga. Mozaga is one whose cute face is featured in the Podenco set of notelets for sale on Galgo News.
The result of 68 in favour, 55 against the prohibition was expected, since the Catalonian parliament had cast preliminary votes in December accepting a citizens' petition to outlaw bullfighting on the grounds that it was cruelty to animals. There were nine abstentions.
Please could anybody offer a forever home to this adorable podenco, currently in foster in southern France.
Oco was found on the streets in Spain with long curly claws. His only friend was a cat and an abandoned galga (Spanish greyhound). His owner didn't care about him and pretended he'd given him to a friend.
UPDATE - Barajas will travel to his forever home in the USA at the end of September, courtesy of Telma Shaw and GRIN (Galgo Rescue International Network.) Travelling with Barajas will be galgos Sofie and Angie.
Some of you may remember Shadow, a little podenco with Sofia El Refugio Escuela in Seville, looking for a forever home. He looked so much like a male version of my little Podenca Andaluz Bebe, who was rescued injured on a Seville motorway. Have a look at the pictures on this link of Shadow in his forever home, plus Leela and Esther, a couple more galgos who have also found paradise in homes outside Spain.