Back from Spain now. Before I went, I scheduled some articles to publish whilst I was away and I hope you have found them interesting. One of the two refuges we visited was Pepis Dog Refuge in Pedrera and many of you very kindly sent parcels to me to take down to them. Below is Jane's message to you all.
The weather was good whilst we were there but after we had left Pepis suffered yet another terrible mud slide all through the kennels and ground floor of the house - on Christmas Day! They have the most wonderful dogs at Pepis - over 70 - and some of them have been there since puppies - 3 or 4 years now (look at beautiful Sandy) - all waiting for forever homes. I'd have brought some of them back for me - except 5 dogs here is enough when taking into account dog food and vet fees/vaccinations etc! Please take a look at their dogs in adoption.
Regular readers will remember that in March 2013 I published my 'Letter to the Galgueros'. After the news of Fermin and the meetings with the FEG, I sent him a copy of my letter. He will be publishing it on the Scooby website and will also be forwarding it to his galguero contacts.
So I thought now would be a good time for us all to send a copy of the letter to the galgueros, since the mass abandonment and dumping in perreras is worse than ever and has not let up in the past 18 months. Figures now are certainly 120,000 galgos 'disposed of'
In December 2012 112carlotagalgos took two galgos from a perrera - Jade and Ebro. When they arrived at the finca, Ebro had two broken front legs. Jade sadly fell ill and died - Ebro fought against all odds to survive for her. His story is another example of the incredible fighting spirit of the galgo and also of the complete dedication of hundreds of volunteers throughout Spain who devote their lives to putting back together the broken bodies and minds of the innocent souls. To donate to the work of this asso, paypal firstname.lastname@example.org