Trueno is a beautiful black-grey Lurcher approx 5 years old. Rescued off the streets of Sevilla and adopted, through no fault of his own he is now needing another home.
Castrated, vaccinated, chipped, negative in Leishmania,erlichia, filaria. Cannot live with cats. CAN YOU OFFER TRUENO A HOME Contact 112carlotagalgos
A few of the galgos in Gesser killing station, Jerez (Cadiz) have been saved by Silvia of Galgo Connection Spain in Valencia. You can see photos of a couple of them here, needing veterinary treatment, feeding, microchipping, vaccinating, etc. All donations towards these fees will be gratefully received.
Mo Swatek of Pro Galgo is also hoping to save some of them.
Yet more galgos on death row, this time in Gesser perrera, Jerez (nr Cadiz). 30 here this week, due to be sacrificed shortly. 30 euros it costs, to get an animal out with chip, passport, rabies vacc and tick treatment. The one with the broken leg is now reserved, there is a pup with a deformed leg. There are more photos on www.perreras.org. More dogs coming in every day - hunting is due to finish and there will be hundreds more in perreras all over the country. The hunters do not care!
If any associations can help with these dogs, please contact Maribel or phone Maribel between 9-5 605637101. More pix here
No apologies for the 'stupid' title to this post. I have put in key words and want to reach as many people as possible looking at Spain, for whatever reason. Update on the rescue of 74 galgos/podencos - mostly galgos - from a gypsy in Murcia, who has a denuncia against him. Here is what Tina Solera of Galgos del Sol says.
'Approx 74 galgos and pods. GdS managed to rescue 9 with the help of The Henrietta Foundation who will foster 4 of those for us. La Fortelaza took 8, and another lady there took approx 5 I think and has another 5-6 reserved but has to come back. GalgoConnection Spain in Valencia are taking 3. So there are approx 45 left that are all due to be taken away and put to sleep on Friday 27th January 2012. ' I believe although that date is not concrete.
A couple of days ago I asked the question - what is the law in Spain on exercising galgos, if they are companion dogs. Andrew Hurrell, a founder of Noahs Arc in Mazarron, has personal experience of the problem; he shares it here with you.
'Fury from Camposol ex pats regarding hunting fine of 300 Euros
My partner and I worked tirelessly with a dog rescue for three years in the Murcia area, and fostered and rescued numerous Greyhound types (called Galgos in Spain) which were cast off by hunters at the end of each season; you can imagine that hunters are not the most well thought of individuals amongst the dog rescue fraternity in Murcia.
22 January 2012 - as I write a rescue is being carried out in Murcia. Up to 70 galgos in a gypsy camp. The gitano (Spanish gypsy) with these dogs was denounced (see my book to explain a denuncia) and the authorities said the dogs would all be put down unless they were rescued. These dogs are in poor condition, some chained to walls....the gypsies are very hard on the galgos. Several people belonging to rescue associations and refuges are involved in this operation.
'A Galgo (Greyhound) was left tied up outside Pepis Refugio - The dogs were barking as normal but Alan and Jane knew the different barks and this meant a new arrival. Alan walked down to the gate with a small torch only to see two green glows at the gate; yes it was Marko (his new name).
Sandra Baas of Baas Asociacion was on the largest Spanish TV channel on 17th January, talking about the plight of the galgos and adoption. You can watch it here, but be prepared to wait about 19 minutes whilst there are other news items first. Well done, Sandra.