Good news for everyone involved in travelling dogs between the UK and the rest of Europe. DEFRA have now brought their entry rules into line with the rest of Europe from January 2012. Read the full report here.
Here is the latest video of Esperanza, the galga brutally beaten and left for dead in a rubbish container. She Walks! Incredible commitment from all her caring team, and what a fighter is this amazing lady - given a second chance at life.
Here's what Nuria, of El Albergue, writes about this amazing galga.
Here are the photos of the Toledo galga who had chewed through her foot to escape a wire snare. The flesh was being attacked by maggots. Some of the photos are not very pleasant, but rest assured that she had the best of veterinary treatment and is now in foster care. Please donate to the vet fees which L'Europe des Levriers are paying. Click here and go to Faire a Don at the top of the page. You can donate by Paypal
This galga was hung last week. Luckily she was rescued before she died, and is now in the care of L'Europe des Levriers.
Her trachea was severed by the thin rope around her neck and her lungs were very infected. Her neck had two holes from the trachea and worms and lots of shit were inside. The most complicated was that there were also very thin bots in the wound.
The galga was also suffering from a undernourishment and her liver and her kidneys had infection.
I am disappointed to learn that ageism is alive and flourishing in animal rescue associations. Let me start by saying to all of you who practice it - one day you will be a victim of ageism - you will be 'old'!
Now I'll ask you all a question - if I applied to your association to adopt a dog, would you refuse me - on the basis that I'm 64 years old, been married for 41 years, work from home, had dogs all my life? Would you?
Message from Noahs Arc Mazarron - see their FB page. Can anyone help by fostering three adorable galgo pups, they need to be seperated from mum, who is getting quite stressed and not eating with these three bouncy pups. She's got a broken leg and she is already extremely thin. pleasae call our rescue officer Paul on (Spain) 659 322 818
This little chap has been named Rufo. He was found abandoned, suffering from a serious eye infection which rendered him blind. He was rescued and taken into the caring hands of Silvia of Galgo Connection Spain. His eye infection has been treated, his eyes are much improved - as you can see from these photos - although he is still receiving medication to clear the infection completely. Now he needs his forever home.
Look carefully, you might see a puppy in there. And it's not only the animals for whom life is hard. It is also hard for animal rescuers. This is a tale from one, near Valencia. She's been trying to rescue a galga and her puppies. This is the story.
'Today was a horrible day. Again I saw the mother walking through the village and crossing or standing in the middle of the road, cars rushing by, these people do not even reduce their speed to avoid the dog.