There are over 70 dogs at Pepis Refuge, Pedrera, Seville, including galgos and podencos. This year alone 2 heavily pregnant galga bitches were dumped there, producing 19 pure galgo puppies; two more young galgos were thrown over the perimeter fence, luckily neither was injured; and this month a hunter brought his galgo as he no longer wanted him. Add to this the podencos who have been there since puppies, awaiting adoption, one recently dumped at the gates in a box. And now old girl Anka, a lifetime spent breeding puppies, kicked in the eye, dumped, and needing vet care. All these dogs need vaccinations, sterilising, chipping and more. PLUS it costs 700 euros/month to feed all these dogs.
So I’m appealing to you on behalf of the hounds at Pepis Dog Refuge to help them by purchasing some tickets in this tombola. First prize is a copy of Martin Usborne’s superb book ‘Where Hunting Dogs Rest’, donated by and personally signed by Martin.
There’s also a gorgeous hound ladies’ t-shirt with pocket feature, brand new, size EUR L, UK 12. Next there is a delightful book ‘If Puppies Could Talk’, a knitted Gordon Galgo, a copy of the moving ‘Shelter Me’ CD, songs composed and performed by Maria Daines and a knitted hat with hound motif, choice of colours for the winner. Plus a beautiful knitted dog coat for galgo or greyhound, a podenco mouse pad and a wooden plaque 'It Wasn't Me'. And gifted artist Pat King says 'I will paint a picture of the winner's pet, no restriction on what type of pet, in acrylics on canvas measuring 40cms x 30cms which is about 20" x 16".'
Postage to be paid by the winners.
The tombola starts Wednesday 12th August 2015.
Tickets start at numbers 301, 5 euros/£4 (GBP) $6 (US) each. Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org
(A couple more images from Martin's book)