'On 9th January we took in 5 male galgos. They are a voluntary hand over from their Galguero, not living in the best of conditions but in fairness all 5 dogs are in a reasonable state. A lot of superficial cuts and bite marks, just one that had a serious laceration that needed attention. Thanks to Friends of Mazarron Animals who are working with local Galgueros.
Due to an outbreak of myxomatosis in hares in a number of regions in Spain, hunting has been suspended in some areas, the galgueros no longer want the dogs and are agreeing to hand them over to rescues.
Many thanks to Dee N, Ste Hargreaves, Steve.. Dee..Val..Falk..Jane..Keith who transported them up yesterday to our vets and stayed with us whilst all the dogs were blood tested and vaccinated. Then helped to take them to Finca la Castellana were they are in residence until we have space to bring them to us
We can debate the merits of taking these Galgos from the Galgueros all day long and principles are all well and good. But at the end of the day these are dogs in need of help and we won't turn them away. They get a chance of a better life than the one they were taken from.'
Living conditions and, yes, that's the load of shit they were living in!