A situation has arisen where a Galguero is getting rid of his Galgos. Bev Grubba has arranged that 16 of them are going to Galgos del Sol in Murcia. It’s a 6 hour drive so 16 of them will be safe...not turned out on the street as the Galguero threatened!! That’s 16 arriving that need to be blood tested, vaccinated, sterilised etc and reports of some with broken legs. Galgos del Sol have no news on their health but just to prepare the basics will run into thousands. Can you make a paypal donation to finish off the year and help us?
Bev Grubba arranged the transport from Rota (Cadiz) to the shelter in Murcia. To donate to the transport, paypal email@example.com marking it galgos.
The more you delve, the more you find out about the appalling scale of exploitative abuse and downright cruelty perpetrated against greyhounds, galgos and other sighthounds around the world – in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, China, Canada...
"Greyhounds’ racing careers end by the time they reach five years old, sometimes due to age, but often because excessive training has led to injuries judged ‘not worth’ fixing. Dogs that outlive their ‘usefulness’ are either forced to breed, abandoned, hanged, or found dead at roadsides. At the end of the day, for galgueros, dog racing is a business and galgos are simply machines, a means to achieve an end. When the machine breaks, it is just thrown away."
This is Yeray Lopez Portillo and extended family - he is the director/producer of the damning new documentary on the plight of the Galgos in Spain:
"Galgos, also called Spanish sighthounds, have been praised in tales and myths for centuries, they were respected figures and cared for, almost gods for some cultures, but today they suffer what might be considered a genocide. Yes, it is a big word, I know. But what can you say when between 50.000 and 100.000 galgos are killed or abandoned every year after the hunting season? Every year healthy galgos are killed, beaten to death, drowned or abandoned when they no longer live up to their owners' expectations. The breeders, the so called galgueros, breed hoping to end up with the fastest dog to compete and hunt the hare, but overbreeding leads to the "throwing out" of thousands and thousands of galgos every year."
Success! Finally it has been possible to capture this mommy galguita who has been wandering around Medina about a year with her daughter (the most white) she has raised on the street...Mommy is scared but not so much, she has realized fast that in Scooby all the people she finds treat her well, the little one is more fearful, probably has not had direct contact with humans so she will need more patience,
They are in adoption both and deserve a great family that wants them, will it be yours? firstname.lastname@example.org
if you can't adopt but you want to help us keep saving and changing lives, you can do it in the following
'Serena was more than a week with this fracture. Waiting in a kennel for the day of her death to arrive and with it the end of her agony. But this time luck was there and someone crossed her path, saving her life.
She has another brutal knife fracture that has shattered her muscles and tendons...We run out of words to so much suffering.'
We can keep saving lives but it will always be the tip of the iceberg. How many more like Serena are there right now? We must fight for real laws of protection and animal defense. It's our obligation to change things and you have to start by not looking the other way. Reporting, educating and raising awareness is fundamental.'
From Scooby - they are always there for the galgos.
'We keep rescuing galgos and unfortunately not everyone comes to the shelter in good condition.
This handsome boy must have been hit by a vehicle and he has a broken leg, so soon he will be operated on.
It's the third surgery we have to face in just a month, and the expenses outnumber us.
Please, we need your help to keep saving and changing lives.